Canada: Day 1
Canada: Day 1 is a travelling exhibition by Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. It was exhibited in the lobby of SOC-building in Tallinn University of Technology from 10.11.16-08.12.16.
Immigration has played a significant role in the building of Canada, shaping Canadian culture, economy and way of life.
That first day of physical arrival to Canada is a symbolic, personal and official milestone in the process of becoming Canadian. Canada: Day 1 aims to explore the multifaceted experiences of newcomers on their first day of arrival in Canada spanning from confederation to present day, as well as the similarities and diversities of these experiences.
Drawing upon oral histories, archival images, original artworks, interactives and objects, Canada: Day 1 will share stories of immigration in an evocative and engaging way sure to resonate with visitors of all backgrounds.
Pictures from opening click here
Estonian energy resources, production and consumption in TTÜ museum
The exhibition "The Estonia Energy Industry" was opened 22.04.14-24.11.17.
We know more about electricity now than we did in history but do we really know how much work and sweat has gone into the safe and simple push of a switch that brings light in our rooms?
This exhibition shows you what types of fuel are used in Estonia, how the energy stored in them is converted into the heat and electricity that we need so badly, and how much of it are we using. We demonstrate the significance of the energy industry in giving a country its independence and economic stability, and introduce the people who have led the scientifically complicated process of producing and transporting power and heat. We also take a look into the future with a special emphasis on the sustainability of the country.
The fast development of technology demanded engineers. In order to train them, first the Technical Courses of the Estonian Society of Engineers were established, then the Tallinn College of Engineering, which later became the Tallinn University of Technology and the Faculty of Power Engineering. We explain the options of becoming an engineer, possible career paths and the essence of power engineering.
In this exhibition, the Estonian power industry is put both on a map of Estonia as well as a timeline. Children will have fun playing an excavator operator and every visitor can take along a piece of the most valuable resource in Estonia – oil shale.
TTÜ museum collects historical material related to the university - technical objects, photos, albums and documents.
The main task is to collect the material related to Tallinn University of Technology, Estonian engineering and history of technology, but also modern material to ensure its survival and usability for researchers.
- TTÜ museum is collecting history of Estonian technology;
- Materials from other fields is collected only if they are linked with the TTÜ;
- Museum focuses on collecting themes that are related to the researches and specialties that are taught in TTÜ;
- The priority is collecting the university's history and science;
- The era of interested material is limited due to teaching of technical education in Estonia - from 19th century until the present day.
The collection of TTÜ museum consists of subcollections
- Documents Collection 2825
- Archive Library 1132
- Artifacts 566
- Audiovisual Material 68
- Photo Collection (photos, negatives) 62 200
- Digital Photo Archive 98 000
Exhibition "Bernhard Schmidt - from piloting pines to the stars"
The exhibition about the most famous Estonian optician Bernhard Schmidt was opened 26.09.13-29.11.13 in Tallinn Observatory.
Bernhard Schmidt could be one of the most famous people from Estonia because his contribution to the development of optics in astronomy has been immense. Yet he has remained undeservedly unknown to the wider public. With this exhibition "Bernhard Schmidt - from piloting pines to the stars" we want to bring this genius closer to people. Exhibit visitors can explore his childhood, family, school and work. Schmidt was a pragmatic dreamer - he was a great man in our small nation who has inspired many artistic people, his life story is written in the books and even musical productions. In the exhibition you can find also photos and selection of artifacts from the private collection of Professor Walter Stephan from Hamburg, Germany.
The exhibition is compiled by Museum of Coastal Folk and its curator is Maivi Kärginen. Designed by Liina Rohtlaan and Production Group LLC, text editor is Sirje Nilbe and translation work was done by Wiedemann translation agency. Very helpful advisers have been Walter Stephen and Külvi Kuusk.
For visiting the exhibition you have to register through the website of Tallinn Observatory (contacts below). Bernhard Schmidt's exhibition will remain open until the end of November in the observatory, but if the observatory raises more interest in you, then we recommend you to step also to TTÜ museum's Futurum Gallery to see the exhibition "Estonian footprint in space - space footprint in Estonia".
You are welcome to the exhibition!
"How Satellites Saved the World" Pat Norris
On November 14th at 12:00 in TTÜ Voldeku auditorium (faculty of Power Engineering) is open lecture "How Satellites Saved the World" by space theme expert Pat Norris.
The open lecture is in english. The facebook event.
Histories of the space age usually omit what is arguably the most important achievement – the role of spy satellites in the 1960s and 1970s in preventing nuclear war. The imaging satellites launched by the USA every week year after year in the 1960s monitored the rapid expansion of the Soviet Union’s nuclear-tipped missile forces. The Soviets matched the US in the number of such satellites launched as they in turn kept track of the deployment of America’s nuclear forces on land, at sea and in the air. Henry Kissinger and others have attested to the central role of these satellites in enabling the SALT Treaties to be negotiated, bringing about a halt, and then a reduction, in the number of nuclear weapons on both sides. Research undertaken by the presenter Pat Norris for his book Spies in the Sky on these surveillance satellites and their political consequences, provides the basis for a lecture that will explain the design of these unusual satellites, the political motivation for spending the vast sums involved, the enormous but largely unrecognised benefits they provided, and (briefly) the importance of similar satellites today. In addition to spy satellites the presenter shorty discusses personal work in the Apollo Moon landings.
Keynote speaker is mr Pat Norris who has long-term experience (+45 years) in the use of space services across business and government, and is the author of many books and articles on space. Pat Norris’s experience includes the Apollo Moon landings as a NASA contractor, and the Hubble Space Telescope at the European Space Agency. Since 1980 he has worked for CGI (former Logica) currently as adviser to the Vice President Space.
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The exhibition "Mechanics" will remain open until Christmas
TTÜ Exhibition "Mechanics" will remain open until December 20th. Everybody who have not yet seen a robot playing crisscross, the formula built by students built or flowbike, still have a chance.
More information about the exhibition here.
TTÜ Museum is open Mon-Fri 10.00-17.00.
You can buy museum ticket inserting 1 Euro coin and 5 cent into coin press. Coin Press is located next to the museum entrance.