The festival ambassador, professor RNDr. Miloslav Druckmüller, CSc. is a Czech mathematician and university professor. He is internationally recognized for pictures of the Sun´s corona taken during total solar eclipses. The photographs have been published in many prestigious journals, and feature in a number of scientific publications and articles. The professor's algorithms are commonly used today to process images from space probes that observe the Sun. Professor Druckmüller conducts scientific research in cooperation with the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Hawaii. He has participated in many international expeditions to observe solar eclipses around the world and is the author or co-author of more than 50 scientific papers in this field. He is also tirelessly popularizing science, especially in the field of astronomy.
During the Open Day at around noon, professor Miloslav Druckmüller will have a presentation about a total solar eclipses followed by a discussion with the participants (in Czech), moderated by Vladimír Kořen.
In the evening at the Open Day, the documentary movie Helios will be projected from 5:00 PM, followed by a short discussion with professor Druckmüller until 6:30 PM, moderated by Michael Londesborough. The capacity is limited, so please register via Eventee. Both the projection and the discussion will be in English.
The festival will be moderated by Michael Londesborough, Ph.D. and by Mgr. Vladimír Kořen.
Michael Londesborough is a British scientist working at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences. He studied chemistry at the University of Leeds. He cooperates with the British Council, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Television (public TV broadcaster) and the National Technical Museum. He is dedicated to making science accessible to the general public, teaching young people and strengthening international relations among young scientists.
Vladimír Kořen is a Czech television journalist, moderator and primary school teacher. He served the mayor of Říčany in the Central Bohemian Region from 2010 to 2020. He has been appearing on Czech Television as a science and environment popularizer, for which he received the scientific award “Česká hlava” (Czech Head). Among other activities, he has presented the Czech entertainment program Zázraky přírody since 2009.
|Photo: Miloslav Druckmüller
|Photo: Michael Londesborough
|Photo: Vladimír Kořen