Night has its power. Tonight too.

Night has its power. Tonight too.

This year's European Researchers' Night and thus the 'Night Has Its Power 2020' project are adapting to pandemic-related conditions. The main event has been postponed to November 27, and the majority of events will take place remotely. Online adventures, experimentation, chat with researchers, visits to research institutions, lectures on current topics, exhibitions and even a virtual concert are waiting for you. Check out the full program at

Not just in 25 places, this year in every village
If in the spring we announced that the main event within the project 'Night has its power 2020' will take place in 25 places in Slovenia, now - a little jokingly, a little really - we can boast that events due to coronary proportions will take place in almost every Slovenian village. You will be able to follow interesting research adventures remotely, get excited about such and other experiments, listen to interesting lectures and participate in conversations with researchers, who will also be able to ask anything you are interested in about research work. For the curious, we have also prepared online tours of some research institutions and some virtual exhibitions. To conclude the event, you will even be able to attend Adi Smolar's online concert.

It started with observing wild chestnuts
The 'Night has its power 2020' project was launched in early June with a promotional project for citizens. In order to bring science and research closer to people, we started conducting the same experiment throughout Slovenia - we called on citizens to help us observe and monitor the health of wild chestnut trees, which have recently been increasingly threatened by dangerous chestnut bacterial bark. The name itself suggests that it is a disease that destroys the rind or bark of chestnuts. The bark begins to die and the tree dries out. Since this bacterial tree disease cannot be treated, the most effective measure to curb the disease is the timely removal of infected wild chestnuts. The science project for citizens took place under the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, who attended the opening event in Ljubljana's Tivoli Park. In just over five months, we recorded more than 340 wild chestnut trees throughout Slovenia.

Stimulate interest in research work
The diverse program of the project 'Night has its power 2020' was jointly co-created by a consortium of partners, within which the House of Experiments Foundation, Jožef Stefan Institute, Institute of Chemistry, National Institute of Biology and Technical Museum of Slovenia and more than 40 third partners and supporters . It is a set of activities within this year's European Researchers' Night, a pan-European action within the Research and Technological Development Program - Horizon 2020. The aim of the project is to bring science and researchers closer to the general public, especially to stimulate interest in research. Last year, the pan-European project, which took place in more than 400 cities across Europe, attracted around 1,6 million visitors.

How to join us on online adventures?
Details of this year 's online program can be found at, there you will also find all the links through which you can join us. For questions regarding the program, we are also available at You can also follow us on our social networks, where we will all remind you of interesting research adventures in time.
Give your curiosity a breather, albeit at a distance!

Consortium of partners of the project 'Night has its power'

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