Science supporting Development and Peace
European Researchers Night 2017 special session

This month, Noites no Observatório celebrate the European Researchers Night with a special programme.

20h00-21h00 | “The stars at the backstage of Cosmos”

Meet the people who challenge the Universe to unveil its secrets.
Within an hour and in small groups, talk to researchers for periods of 15 minutes.

21h30-23h00 | Public talk “Science supporting Development and Peace
with João Lin Yun, of Instituto de Astrofisica e Ciências do Espaço (IA)

Many of the discoveries about the Universe have practical applications and have an important role in promoting development. As an integral part of universal culture, Science can unite people and civilizations.

23h00-23h30 | Concert “From the Big Bang to the Planets”
performed by the Gravitational Waves Band

Set off on a sound journey of 14 billion years along the history of our Universe.

Observations of the night sky with telescopes will run continuously until 00h30, if weather conditions allow.



4,5 horas

Free entrance


Although the entrance is free of charge, the access to the activity requires a registration here.

Due to the growing audience attending our activities and the fact that some people give up without notice, an email will be sent asking for confirmation. The lack of a reply within 48 hours after the reception of this confirmation request will be taken as a dropout and the registration will be cancelled. For this reason, please check your email inbox regularly in order to confirm your attendance in the activity.

The observation of the night sky depends on the weather conditions. As this is run outside, we recommend the use of warm clothes.

The talk is given regardless of the observations. The Calouste Gulbenkian Planetarium will open its doors half an hour before the event starts.

The public talk is given in Portuguese.

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Planetário Calouste Gulbenkian - Centro Ciência Viva
Museu de Marinha
Praça do Império

How to get there

By car
GPS – 38.698140, -9.208919

By bus
714, 727, 28, 729, 751 e 201

By tram

By boat
Estação fluvial de Belém ( Transtejo)

Live broadcasting

You can watch the event from home and ask questions to the speaker visiting this online address.

The online broadcasting of the talks has the support of the Fundação para a Computação Científica Nacional (FCCN), a division of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT).