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European Researchers’ Night - Thalassokosmos

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Gournes-Heraklion (Crete)
23 September 2005, 21.00
Organised by: the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research

The Hellenic Centre for Marine Research will be celebrating European Researchers’ Night in the open area between the Centre’s main buldings and the nearby ‘Thalassokosmos’ Aquarium in Gournes, Heraklion, Crete.

Activities are scheduled to take place between 21.00 and 24.00. The main target audience are young people (13-19 years old), but everyone is welcome.


The neighbouring municipalities of Gournes, Hersonissos and Heraklion, will be involved, as well as the prefecture of Heraklion. Members of the academic and scientific research community will also participate in the event.

Activities will include:

  • Exclusive “behind the scenes” tours of the Thalassokosmos Aquarium, guided and assisted by the aquarium’s experienced personnel 
  • Music concert (group to be decided)
  • Small kiosks providing soft drinks and refreshments
  • Viewings of  videos on the beauty of the underwater world
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