Researchers' Night takes over Linnanmaa campus on September 29th

Researchers' Night is celebrated at the University of Oulu this autumn as well! On Friday, September 29th, our researchers offer a rich selection of diverse sights, experiences, and activities for all ages.

Researchers' Night is a multidisciplinary event for the whole family, highlighting researchers and their work, as well as the significance of science in our everyday lives. The event showcases science through workshops, exhibitions, and easily understandable presentations.

In addition to many workshops and presentations that have been part of Researchers' Night in previous years, there will also be workshops related to artificial intelligence, bio-waste utilization, traditional Finnish harvest celebrations (kekriperinne), and workshops related to dreams about Oulu.

In the easily understandable science lectures, visions of circular economy will be presented, the history of the Hartaanselkä housing fair area will be illuminated, and sarcasm will be explored.

Once again: The Final Basics of Ortotopology

Researchers' Night also features the popular play "The Final Basics of Ortotopology," which tells the story of the late pseudoscientist and ortotopology professor Aapo Heikkilä. The free performance will take place in hall L1 at 6:00 PM. Tickets for the show are limited and will be distributed starting at 5:00 PM at the Researchers' Night information desk in the main hall. The duration of the play is 1 hour and 15 minutes. The play is performed in Finnish.

To conclude the evening, Julius Rantala, a multi-instrumentalist known from the Talent Finland programme (2021), will perform at Agora at 8:00 PM.

The Researchers' Night will take place at the University of Oulu's Linnanmaa campus and the Botanical Garden. The Potnapekka shuttle will transport the audience free of charge between the campus and the garden non-stop from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Humus Café and Cafe Hub will serve visitors from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Researchers' Night programme at Linnanmaa campus

Stargazing in Sodankylä

Researchers' Night also offers a programme at the Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory. During public lectures, you can learn about the most beautiful celestial phenomenon, the auroras, see amazing images and videos, and have researchers answer your burning questions.

The event will also introduce the operation of the new EISCAT_3D scatter radar. Weather permitting, the audience can try their hand at capturing the night sky with their cameras.

The research presentations at the observatory by international researchers will be conducted in English. The Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory's programme will be finalized in September.

Admission to Researchers' Night in Linnanmaa and Sodankylä is free.

Researchers' Night is a Europe-wide and Finland's largest science event, traditionally celebrated on the last Friday of September. At the University of Oulu, Researchers' Night is being held for the sixth time now.

Welcome to Researchers' Night!

Last updated: 13.9.2023