17. 04. 2014REPORT: Colourful life against Alzheimer‘s
In this year’s Memory section many documentaries on Alzheimer’s disease were shown. The Alzheimer’s Project: Momentum in Science I and II provided us with a deep, thorough probe into the mysteries of this unforgiving illness. Introductory speech on part two of the documentary was given by a British neuroscientist and science populariser Jack Lewis.
17. 04. 2014SCREENING UPDATE: You will not be robbed of the journey to The Last Reef
The Last Reef, an impressive documentary originally scheduled to be screened during opening ceremony, will be shown Friday, 23:00 in Metropol cinema. Due to technical reasons, The Last Reef will not be in 3D. Due to enormous interest, we will also be showing Lights Out! again – Saturday at 16:00 in Music Theatre.
17. 04. 2014Observe the International Space Station directly from Konvikt fortifications!
Weather is getting better so it will be possible to observe the stars and the Moon using modern telescopes of Brno Observatory and Planetarium at Konvikt fortifications. It will also be possible to observe the International Space Station at 20:30 and 22:00.
16. 04. 2014REPORT: Science in Art, Art in Science
Science and art are often thought to be completely separate and sometimes even at odds with one another. Daniela de Paulis and Uskupení Tesla told AFO guests something a bit different. Both hour-long lectures proved beyond any doubt that it is not just possible, it is downright desirable that science and art coexist in a symbiotic relationship.
16. 04. 2014Genuine music of the spheres performed by Robert Alexander again tonight!
NASA associate Robert Alexander will once again let his Sonification of the Universe project be heard. Raw data containing all sorts of various cosmic signals and seismic vibrations of the Earth are transformed into a soundtrack.
16. 04. 2014Pamela Gay on the conflict of astronomy and astrology
This Thursday at AFO, astronomer and author Pamela Gay will give a lecture Astronomy and astrology. For registered guests a personalised horoscope will be prepared.
16. 04. 2014Derek Muller: It is important to confuse people
Derek Muller introduced himself on Tuesday in the AFO Phenomenon section with his lecture. Intriguing and inspirational speech on science and knowledge was met with thunderous applause of the entire hall.
16. 04. 2014Want to watch the night sky and travel through space? Only in the Corpus Christi Chapel
One of the locations where AFO takes place is the atmospheric baroque Corpus Christi Chapel. It is this chapel where you can immerse yourselves in hypnotic concert performances, take part in playful workshops or enter the inflatable planetarium dome.