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Long Night of the Sciences
June 5, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
As the Long Night of the Sciences 2020 (LNDW) was cancelled to contain the coronavirus, the next LNDW is planned for 5 June 2021. From 5 p.m. to midnight, approximately 60 scientific institutions in Berlin and Potsdam will again invite you to take part in the Long Night of the Sciences. With more than 2,000 events, readings, lectures and performances, visitors will have the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of the region’s most outstanding science and research institutions.
The events during the smartest night of the year are spread over a total of six city districts – from City West via the city centre to Buch, Wannsee and Potsdam, from the southwest to the southeast. As always, the programme of Long Night of the Sciences is geared to all age groups and offers special events for school children.
The Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller, is the patron of the 20th Long Night of the Sciences.
Fake News? Be smarter! 20th anniversary of Long Night of the Sciences
Long Night of the Sciences is taking a stand against misrepresentations, invented truths and irrationalism guided by the motto: Science as the answer to fake news, conspiracy theories and fatal errors.
We celebrate the 20th anniversary of Long Night of the Sciences at a time when fake news is the order of the day and international politics are made via Twitter. Scientists have now a particularly important role to play. After all, they are the ones who deliver real facts, inform and enlighten. In view of the audacity with which conspiracy theories distort facts and falsely report populist opinions, scientists and scientific institutions are facing up to their responsibility to counter this new irrationalism. In contrast to fake news, science always keeps an eye on the complexity and diversity of our modern world. A scientific approach involves rejecting theories as soon as there are better explanations. Criticism and scepticism prevent scientific thinking from getting bogged down in ideologies. Instead of irrevocable truths, the 20th Long Night of the Sciences and its more than 2,000 events will provide many answers that will lead to even more questions.