Monday, October 10, 2016

More than 840 thousand people visited the science festival “NAUKA0+” in Moscow – TASS

MOSCOW, October 10. /TASS/. Guests of the capital stage VI all-Russian festival of science “NAUKA0+”, held 7-9 October, were more than 840 thousand people. About it reports on Monday a press-service of the Moscow state University named after M. V. Lomonosov.

“ended In Moscow the capital stage of the VI all-Russian festival of science “NAUKA0+”. From 7 to 9 October 2016 it was attended by more than 840 thousand people from pre-school to the honourable age, from those who are only acquainted with science, to the outstanding scientists,” – said in the message.

during the festival, the theme of which this year became the present and the future of Russian cosmonautics, in Moscow it took almost 3 thousand events at more than 100 venues in the city: schools, museums, research centers. The most ambitious part of the festival was the popular science exhibition, which was attended by more than 150 organizations: research centers, museums, science cities, innovative enterprises, academic institutions, leading universities, colleges and schools of Moscow. Guests of the exhibition could participate in the experiments and experiments in laboratories, to believe knowledge in quizzes and competitions. Visitors to the exhibition were able to see simulators and simulation, which trained astronauts.

During the festival were organized live broadcasts from the International space station and a spaceport “East” and the European organization for nuclear research. Visitors were able to personally interact with astronauts and scientists.

More than a hundred lectures from scientists from around the world, awarded the state awards of Russian and international awards, took place in the days of the “NAUKA0+” on topics from literature to technology of the future. The scientists answered questions about the gravitational waves, the nature of light, human memory, the tools of future science, the mysteries of the interstellar galaxy, and much more from the world of science in all its manifestations. Special guest of the festival of science this year was the Nobel laureate in Economics Professor James Mirrlees (Edinburgh, UK) lecture on “the Economy in the long run: growth, inequality, regulation”.

the First Russian festival of science was held at MSU in 2006. For three days the event was attended by over 20 thousand people. Since 2007 the festival has become a city-wide event and is held annually with financial and logistical support from the government of Moscow. In 2011, he received the status all-Russian. Its aim is to popularize science, the involvement of talented young people.


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