60 years in the atmosphere – The Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic celebrates its birthday – Cysnews

60 years in the atmosphere – The Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic celebrates its birthday – Cysnews
60 years in the atmosphere – The Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic celebrates its birthday – Cysnews
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On the occasion of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of its foundation, the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic prepared experiments, lectures and exhibitions that will introduce the public to the Institute’s research from the surface of the Earth to space in an entertaining way.

How do clouds and precipitation form? How does Jupiter and its icy moons sound? What is the difference between a tornado and a hurricane? How does a changing climate threaten our health? And can the aurora borealis be hidden in a bottle? Scientists will answer these and many other questions on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6 in the building of the Academy of Sciences at Národní in Prague.

The Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (ÚFA) will celebrate its 60th anniversary with the public by presenting the entire scope of its activities.

“In 60 years of hard work, many interesting things have been accomplished, and the anniversary is an ideal time to bring our work closer to the public. During the event at Národní, we would like to show people the broad scope of our institute. In addition to weather and climate issues, our scientists also research the upper layers of the atmosphere and participate in research on the surrounding planets,” says Radan Huth, director of the Academy of Sciences of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

From the roads to Jupiter

During Friday afternoon and throughout Saturday, visitors can participate in popular science lectures, which will include the forecast of road conditions, the occurrence of precipitation in the atmosphere, climate change, but also issues of the stratosphere, ozone and aurora, as well as research on the Sun or the planet Jupiter. At the professional posters, interested parties can discuss the institute’s current research with scientists. They will also learn about the history of Czechoslovak MAGION satellites or about current modern satellites. Other areas that people will hear about are research into the upper layers of the atmosphere as well as climate and cloud changes in the Czech Republic at Milešovka.

The list of lectures and other information can be found on the website: https://www.ufa.cas.cz/60-let-v-atmosfere/

The lectures and graphic installations are intended primarily for students of at least the second grade of elementary schools and adults, while the experiments will also entertain younger children, who can look forward to a fiery tornado representing the formation of weak tornadoes, mysterious sounds from space or models of current space probes. The backup flight piece of the first Czechoslovak MAGION 1 satellite will also be on display.

The entire event is free for visitors.

The article is in Czech

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