Monday, 26 September 2016

Open House and Researchers' Night at Tähtelä!




OPEN HOUSE - programme 

Location: Tähtelä, Tähteläntie 62, 99600 Sodankylä. Guidance on-site.

14:00h Open House at Tähtelä: guidance for parking and to Sounding Station, come in good time!
14:15h See the launch of the weather balloon. Balloon leaves at 14:30h. Additional balloon launch from FMI's Sounding Station from 17:30h. Launch 17:45h.
14:30h – 19:00h Introduction to Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory (SGO) and Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) activities at different locations. Presentations last max 30 min. Locations are distributed all over Tähtelä, over a distance of about 700m.

Tähtelä Open House Program (Note: changes to programme on short notice possible)

TÄHTELÄ - SOUTH
Polaria main building, Tähteläntie 62
14:45 Revontulet -short lecture in Finnish (slides in English)
15:15 SGO:n yleisesittely -in Finnish (slides in English)
15:45 IL:n yleisesittely -in Finnish
16:15 Seismologian tutkimus SGO:lla -in Finnish
16:45 IL:n yleisesittely -in Finnish
17:15 Overview of SGO -in English
18:00 SGO:n yleisesittely -in Finnish (slides in English)

19:00-22:00 RESEARCHERS' NIGHT
The Researchers' Night begins with a lecture about the Northern Lights by Director Esa Turunen (Live-Stream) 19:15h - 20:00h (in Finnish). After the lecture we will follow the space weather situation live with real-time updates. If there are northern lights, or at least if there are no clouds, we will have a look at the night sky. Otherwise we will follow updates through live streams from SGO's instruments as well as satellite and other international observation. (Finnish and English).


EISCAT-site
Introduction to the EISCAT-site from 15:15h. Last presentation begins at 18:15h.

FMI Balloon Soundings
See the launch of the weather balloon. Balloon leaves at 14:30h. General presentations begin at 14:45h. Additional balloon launch from FMI's Sounding Station from 17:30h. Launch 17:45h. After that the last presentation of the station.

FMI Satellite Receiver Station
First presentation at 15:15h. Last presentation begins at 18:30h.
Presentation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNG6mVhVyns (in Finnish)

TÄHTELÄ - NORTH 
parking: Tähteläntie 112 and Tähteläntie 120.

SGO library and office building
Presentations about geomagnetism and seismology from 14:45h. The last presentations begins at 18:15h. Presentations about the ionospheric vertical sounding (ionosonde) at 16:00h and at 16:30h.

SGO Laboratory
First presentation at 15:15h. Last presentation begins at 18:15h.

Restaurant Niesta and Tähtiherra Hall
In the Tähtiherra Hall you can see a video about Finland's largest radio telescope, which is situated in Kilpisjärvi (Kilpisjärvi Atmospheric Imaging Receiver Array (KAIRA); in English with Finnish subtitles.

We will offer free coffee and cake to the first 200 visitors from 15:00h at the Restaurant Niesta.
In front of Niesta, the Kaaretkosken catering services will offer sausage-potato-hash for 5€/portion.

Welcome!

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