New science discoveries to be showcased at Tartu Hanseatic Days ({{commentsTotal}})

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The importance of science and the latest scientific discoveries will be discussed in Tartu at the town’s 20th Hanseatic Days later this week.

Over the weekend there will be an opportunity to build robots, attend astronomy workshops or learn about the Martian house project and artificial muscles at Science Town with University of Tartu researchers.

This year the Science Town will be held primarily at Struve’s Geodetic Arc and in the garden of Tartu Old Observatory.

There will also be a discussion café, a new addition to the line-up this year, which encourages researchers from different fields of science to discuss how the subject helps and changes everyday life.

The traditional Toome Stage will also be set up in the ruins of the Cathedral and the Tartu Electric Theatre’s Night Cinema will show Estonian films for three nights starting on Friday.

The Science Town runs from July 11-12.

The University of Tartu museum, the towers of the cathedral, the Tartu Old Observatory and the University of Tartu Art Museum are also open and the entrance fee during the Science Town is one euro.

There will also be concerts, boat trips on the river and a Hanseatic Market in the town for the duration of the festival, as well as an opening procession at 11:30 on Saturday.

For full program, please visit Tartu Hanseatic Days' website.

Editor: H. Wright, S. Tambur

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