Researchers’ Night 2022 also in the Map Collection!
Mysterious, elusive and convoluted. That may sometimes be your impression of science, but not on Researchers’ Night! A night when science and scientists show you their true face.
Researchers’ Night was initiated by the European Commission in 2005 and its mission is to show that science is not boring, but on the contrary is a source of interesting and fascinating phenomena. One day a year, universities, research and development centres, science centres, and other places open with free guided tours, popular education presentations, workshops, experiments, science shows, music, and performances, amongst others, taking place. The aim of Researchers’ Night is to dispel myths about scientists as people locked in laboratories and to show the general public that they are “ordinary people” who do work for each of us, they can present it in an engaging way, and they can also have a good time.
The Map collection of Faculty of Science of the Charles University is already one of the largest and most important map collections in Czechia. The collection contains around 130,000 maps, 3,337 large-format atlases and 95 globes. About half of this collection consists of old prints. Its scope and content make it a unique university collection in the whole of Central Europe. Similar university collections can only be found in Paris or Oslo.
Tours start every full hour, the first tour starts at 6 p.m., the last one at 10 p.m. No prior reservation is necessary.