In the background the partially illuminated institute building, in the foreground a colorfully illuminated research drone.

Long Night of Sciences Jena 2022 (LNDW 2022)

  • Date: Nov 25, 2022
  • Time: 06:00 PM - 11:55 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Location: Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
  • Host: Jena Kultur
Long Night of Sciences Jena 2022 (LNDW 2022)
Science is exciting, science is fun! For an entire evening, institutes, laboratories, lecture halls and clinics in Jena open their doors into the night and show guests how versatile and interesting their research is. There is a lot to marvel at, learn and try out for young and old! We will be there again this year with an exciting and interactive program.

For further activities, please visit the German event page.

The 325-metre-high tower of the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory stretches far above the canopy of the Amazon rainforest. It allows scientists to study how the forest, atmosphere and climate influence each other. (© Jorge Saturno / MPI-C)
Deep in the Amazon rainforest stands a measuring tower as tall as the Eiffel Tower. In our foyer you can climb a model of the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory and learn more about the research project in an exhibition by scientists.

Event: booth & exhibit
Location: entrance hall
Time: ongoing
Gas flasks with atmospheric gas samples (© S. Héjja/MPI-BGC)
Where does the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere come from? What information do we get from analysing the stable isotope ratios in the air? In our BGC-IsoLab, you will not only get the answers but also an insight into a modern mass spectrometry laboratory.

Event: Lab visit
Location: BGC IsoLab, meeting point in the entrance hall
Time: 07:30 pm
Please register via presse@... more
Tracking carbon: How soil, sediment and water samples are chemically analysed
Collecting, preparing and analysing different samples - how does that work and with which methods and instruments? At our information stand, we will show you the path from the sample to the result of the chemical elements you are looking for.

Event: booth and exhibit
Location: 1st floor
Time: ongoing
From local measurements to global understanding of the carbon and water cycle
Flux tower stations around the world, in a wide variety of locations from the Arctic to the tropics, provide measurement data on the exchange of carbon dioxide and water between ecosystems. But how can we learn about the carbon and water cycles of the entire biosphere from these individual stations?  

Event: booth
Location: 1st floor
Time: ongoing more
Interactive Data Visualizations
Join us and explore some data sets and scientific contributions done by scientists at the institute. Get an up close and personal explanation of what we can learn from data via animations and interactive applications in full colour and high definition.
Presented by Jeran Poehls & Lazaro Alonso

Event: Interactive visualization
Location: tower C2.011
Time: ongoing more
Phytoplankton (© Ladislav Hodac/MPI-BGC)
Look through our microscope and discover the diversity of phytoplankton! These single-celled plant organisms use sunlight and carbon dioxide to make photosynthesis in water. Talk to our expert and learn more about these exciting organisms!

Event: hands-on-experiment
Location: Foyer, 1stfloor
Time: ongoing more
Identifying plants with the Flora Incognita app
Come along and learn from the scientists how you can discover native plant diversity with your mobile phone! Try it out yourself on our plant pots and take the opportunity to ask all your questions.

Event: hands-on-experiment
Location: Foyer
Time: ongoing more
Pick up a pencil and have a creative colouring break!
Relax for a moment and help create our big hidden object picture! We have prepared a very special canvas on which you can let off steam with lots of colours! more
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