MEDNIGHT is held within the framework of the European Research Night (European Researchers' Night), a scientific dissemination project promoted and funded by the European Commission as part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (grant agreement No. 101036107) of the program Horizon 2020.
For this, teachers, researchers and researchers from the UMH and MUDIC together with the Ars Creatio Cultural Association have designed more than 30 activities that will be carried out from Monday 13 to October 3 in different modalities and formats, as well as in different settings: at the UMH, in Elche, Orihuela and Torrevieja. MUDIC staff and research staff from the centers and areas of knowledge of the UMH participate in the activities.
Activities in Torrevieja
An ambitious program to bring science closer to the general public and students, made up of more than 8 activities in Torrevieja. Free entry and with prior registration to avoid queues at the entrance.
-From September 15 to October 3:
MEDITERRANEAN FACES OF SCIENCE EXHIBITION at the Virgen del Carmen Cultural Center. Organized by the Seneca Foundation, 27 women researchers from all over the Mediterranean are invited to meet. The exhibition will be the leitmotif of a gymkhana to discover the secrets of Mediterranean science. Registration for the gymkhana: https://bit.ly/3DVITaF.
-On Friday, September 17, NIGHT ASTRONOMIC OBSERVATION at Laguna de La Mata. In an environment with low light pollution, constellations, stars and nebulae will be observed with the soundtrack of the nocturnal birds of the Natural Park. Parking in Lo Albentosa. Bring your sandwich and enjoy our night sky in an environment like no other. Requires prior registration: https://bit.ly/2X3862u
-17, 18, 24 and 25 September.
FREE GUIDED VISITS TO THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF TORREVIEJA. A unique opportunity to get to know the species of our Mediterranean environment and beyond, such as bottlenose and striped dolphin skeletons, fin whales, original nests (abandoned after the breeding period) with replicas of their eggs, loggerhead turtles, and much more. In addition, you can see a flamingo nest with its original egg collected after the spectacular sunset last year in the pink lagoon of Torrevieja. Aimed at the general public and primary and secondary students, who may also go in groups by prior registration: https://bit.ly/2VnZC57
-Three performances of the play FLYING IN THE CORONASCIENCE will be held throughout the month, highlighting the one that will take place on the 22nd at the UMH Campus in Elche, which will also be broadcast in streaming for all educational centers.
20 hours. Talk "THE WORDS OF THE SEA: HERITAGE AND HERITAGE OF THE TORREVIEJA FISHERMEN COMMUNITY", by Amparo Moreno, doctor in Social Anthropology. Included in the Torrevieja y el Mar de Ars Creatio cycle. In the Virgen del Carmen Cultural Center in Torrevieja. Free entry. Sign up here to avoid queues: https://bit.ly/2YCoTKb
11:00 hours. Talk “CAN AN AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY CALL A REFERENDUM OF SECESSION OF THE SPANISH STATE ?, by Francisco J. Sanjuán Andrés, Associate Professor of the Area of Constitutional Law of the UMH. In the classroom of the University of the Virgen del Carmen Cultural Center. Free entry.
From 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. MEDNIGHT WORKSHOPS-SCIENCE WORKSHOPS ”. There will be a beer tasting for adults and three workshops for children and young people or families: "Kentish plovers: Winged treasures", "Science time" (by the Mastral project) and "DNA extraction" (by BiotecMur). Pre-registration is required: https://bit.ly/3DYRiKq
20:00 hours. Talk "PROTECTED MARINE AREAS: AN INVESTMENT FOR THE FUTURE", by Alfonso Ramos, Director of CIMAR and Professor of Marine Sciences at the University of Alicante. Included in the Torrevieja y el Mar de Ars Creatio cycle. In the Virgen del Carmen Cultural Center. Free entry. Sign up here to avoid queues: https://bit.ly/3jSLeeC
-20 hours. Monologue-show “LA MÚSICA DE LAS MATEMATICAS”, by the mathematician and scientific disseminator Santi García Cremades, collaborator of Más de Uno on Onda Cero and director of Raíz de 5 on Radio Nacional de España, will entertain and disseminate about mathematics, music and the relationship between both subjects. In the Virgen del Carmen Cultural Center. Free entry. Sign up here to avoid queues: https://bit.ly/3yYpNgI
All activities are aimed at students and the general population. It is about "a commitment to bring science closer to society, especially to children and young people, with the aim of awakening scientific and technological vocations and equality", details the Director of the MUDIC, María del Carmen Perea.
The face-to-face activities will be subject to prior registration and will be carried out in small groups taking into account the sanitary security measures.
European Night of Research in feminine
The Mediterranean Night of the Researchers, MEDNIGHT 2021 is a project conceived under the umbrella of the European Researchers' Night. The objective is to show the public the relevance of Science and Research that takes place in Mediterranean countries - emphasizing the role of women in this area - and that seeks to face the problems shared by Mediterranean society.
The activities organized from the MUDIC within the framework of MEDNIGHT 2021 also have the support of the Miguel Hernández University, the town councils of the towns where the activities take place (Torrevieja, Elche, Orihuela), the Ars Creatio Association, the Generalitat Valenciana and the Provincial Council of Alicante.
The MEDNIGHT project brings together a consortium of 13 institutions: University of Alicante (UA); Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research of the Valencian Community (FISABIO); Universitat Jaume I (UJI); University of Valencia (UV); Foundation for Research of the Hospital Clínico de la Comunitat Valenciana (INCLIVA); State Agency Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC); University of Murcia (UMU); Didactic and Interactive Science Museum Foundation of the Vega Baja del Segura of the Valencian Community (MUDIC); Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT); SÉNECA Foundation - Science and Technology Agency of the Region of Murcia; SciCo Greece; SiCo Cyprus, and the company El Caleidoscopio, coordinator of the project.