A natural history of war – tracing an evolution

On Friday I was able to join an InstaWalk again with Instagramers Austria and  Instagramers Vienna,  at one of my favorite places, the Vienna Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien).  The museum has a new exhibition on: War. Tracing an evolution.  War is a somewhat unusual topic for a Natural History Museum, I think.  Is war … More A natural history of war – tracing an evolution

Call of the wild: biodiversity days in Vienna

In a couple of days, it´s time to visit Lainzer Tiergarten.   On 8 and 9 June this lovely forest park in Vienna´s West will be hosting the 17th Vienna Biodiversity Day.  This event  is co-organized by the Vienna Environmental Protection Department (MA 22) as a contribution to the “GEO Day of Biodiversity“. (Actually, they … More Call of the wild: biodiversity days in Vienna

Nature is good for you – and Vienna has plenty of it

After the looong winter we had this year, it seems that in Vienna spring was just bursting at the seams.  Right now, just about everything seems to be blooming all at once: forsythias, apple, cherry and pear trees, tulips, the lowly but lovely daisies and dandelions, etc., etc.    A veritable #ParadisusVindobonensis!  Even the lilac, which … More Nature is good for you – and Vienna has plenty of it

Tonight´s the night: LNF18 at Vienna´s Natural History Museum

A favourite of mine, the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien will open its doors to the public for free this evening.  It is one of the many LNF18 venues presenting fascinating insights into the world of science and research this evening from 5 pm to 11 pm. Did you know that the NHM is more than a … More Tonight´s the night: LNF18 at Vienna´s Natural History Museum

And now Part 2 of my preview of Vienna´s long night of research: the ZAMG

Last Saturday I had a chance to join Instagramers Austria for an Instawalk and tour a place I have never been to: the Central Office of Meteorology and Geodynamics (Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik), ZAMG for short.  Located in Vienna´s 19th district, it is also popularly referred to as “Hohe Warte” for its location.   … More And now Part 2 of my preview of Vienna´s long night of research: the ZAMG

A preview of Vienna´s long night of research – Part 1: the MAK

On 13 April 2018 you have an opportunity to visit many of Vienna´s cultural and research institutions for free.  It´s Lange Nacht der Forschung (Long Night of Research) again!  LNF18 is the only nationwide science communication event that makes the services of domestic institutions accessible to the general public – from school projects to cutting-edge … More A preview of Vienna´s long night of research – Part 1: the MAK