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Culture Galaxy: a Night Walk In the ETM

On 18th of May, for the 20th time in a row, International Museum Night ’24 will take place. On this special occasion, the Energy and Technology Museum has prepared an exceptional evening full of interesting education, lectures and interactive activities that will engage every museum visitor.

During the guided tour, you will get to know the authentic equipment of the first Vilnius Central Power Plant, its history and its importance for the modernisation of Vilnius.

At the end of April, a new international exhibition from Athens, “Archimedes and his Time”, arrived in Vilnius. Around 350 remarkable ancient Greek inventions have been brought to life in the Kostas Kotsanas Museum, with functional models of the inventions. The collection has been built up over a long period of time through the study of ancient Greek, Latin and Arabic literature, vase paintings and even the smallest relevant archaeological finds.

Panagiotis Kotsanas presents the exhibition “Archimedes and his Time”

This is an educational programme that is particularly popular among the Museum’s youngest visitors. We will talk about astronomy and people working in space. At the end of the education, we’ll put the whole universe in a small jar and light up the Museum’s workshop! Don’t forget to bring a jar and a jar lid to this education! If you don’t have a jar, don’t worry, it will be available at the museum for a small fee. Places are limited, so don’t forget to register in advance. Click here to register.

From 9 to 10 PM, the Museum will host a free lecture on “The Age of Stars and How It Is Determined”. The lecture will be given by dr. Renata Minkevičiūtė, astrophysicist at the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Physics, Vilnius University. Stars live long lives. Much longer than humans. Some of them have even lived longer than our Sun. Determining their age is quite a challenge for scientists even in these modern times. In this lecture, you will hear about what helps to estimate the age of stars, what innovations are coming to the world of science and whether Lithuanian scientists can contribute to this research.

Lecture by astrophysicist Dr. Kastytis Zubovas at ETM

From 10 to 11 PM for the second time, dr. Kastytis Zubovas, scientist and astrophysicist at the Centre for Physical and Technological Sciences, will give a lecture “Searching For the Brothers of the Mind”. In his lecture, the scientist will talk about the search for extraterrestrial life in the Solar System and beyond, what has been discovered and what interesting things are expected to be discovered in the coming years.


6.30-7.15 PM – “Light Up! This is How a Power Station Works” – a guided tour of the museum (free)
7.00-7.45 PM – Interactive exhibition “Archimedes and His Time” (3,50 Eur/person)
7.00-7.45 PM – Educational programme “Universe in a Jar” (free)
8.15-9.00 PM – Educational programme “Universe in a Jar” (free)
8.00-8.45 PM – “Light Up! This is How a Power Station Works” – guided tour of the museum (free)
8.15-9.00 PM – Interactive exhibition “Archimedes and His Time” (3,50 Eur/person)
9.00-10.00 PM – Lecture by dr. Renata Minkevičiūtė “The Age of Stars and How It Is Determined” (free)
10.00-11.00 PM – Lecture by dr. Kastytis Zubovas “Searching For the Brothers of the Mind” (free)
9.30-10.15 PM – Educational programme “Universe in a Jar” (free)
10.00-10.45 PM – “Light Up! This is How a Power Station Works” – guided tour of the museum (free)
9.30-10.15 PM – Interactive exhibition “Archimedes and his time” (3,50 Eur/person)

The events are free of charge. Visit to the interactive exhibition “Archimedes and his Time” – €3.50/person, excluding the visitor’s ticket price.

More information about the events is here.

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