The Night of Science 2024 at the Observatory

Welcome to visit the Observatory!
Solar storms and us

Ever wondered how eruptions at the Sun influence our planet or what sparks the aurorae? Dive into a cosmic journey with University of Helsinki researchers, with engaging presentations and hands-on activities on Thursday 25 January 2024 from 6 to 9 pm. Free entrance!

Timetable:

18.00–19.00: A solar storm's journey through space: how to observe it and predict aurorae
A presentation by space physics researchers.

18.00–21.00: Meet a Scientist
Spontaneous conversations with space scientists. Come in with your questions about research and the daily life of researchers!

18.00–21.00: Hands-on activities for all ages
Engage with a plasma ball and get to know what plasma is. See the magnetic field lines come to life and learn about the magnetic fields of our own planet and the Sun. Discover various methods for capturing images of the Sun while playing with Rubik's cubes.

18.00–21.00: Free entrance to the Observatory’s exhibition
Dive into the wonders of space and the history of the Observatory building.

20.00–21.00: A solar storm's journey through space: how to observe it and predict aurorae
A presentation by space physics researchers.

Address: Kopernikuksentie 1, Helsinki. Instructions on how to use accessible entrance.
The organizers: Helsinki University Museum Flame and The space physics research group at the University of Helsinki