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Tartu Hanseatic Days is celebrating its already 20th jubilee this year and the Science Town is commemorating its first larger anniversary. For the fifth year in a row, the Science Town invites both the young and the old to Toome Hill where guests can explore the rich past heritage and present activities of the University of Tartu.

Similarly to previous years, the Science Town events have gathered around two symbolic buildings in the urban space – the medieval Tartu Cathedral and the observatory which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. In addition to the Science Town, Struve’s Geodetic Arc is also celebrating a jubilee – it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List for 10 years. Thus, all the events which take place near the observatory are inspired by Struve’s arc and related to geodesy and astronomy. The importance of these remarkable disciplines both in the past and in the present are introduced through playful activities.

The Science Town of the Jubilatory Hanseatic Days offers a wide array of interesting and diverse activities. In addition to everything else, you can take a look at the world of the past in the museums which have gathered there. Furthermore, different science institutions present their newest achievements and introduce innovative ideas which are important for the future. The complex world of science becomes a lot simpler, more understandable and appealing though the workshops, programmes and presentations. You can catch a glimpse of the satellite remote monitoring system, Martian house, artificial muscles and novel anti-corrosion materials, make robots, take part in the Psychobus’s brain experiments, watch AHHAA science theatre, meet the competitors from the show “Rakett 69“, take part in the Crazy Scientist’s experiments, workshops and many other exciting events!