Ciència a tot tren: A scientific route on rails from Palma to Sóller

Oct. 30, 2023

  • Scientists will give thematic micro-talks on their advances and research aimed at all audiences.
  • The event, which is free and requires prior registration, will be held on Saturday, 11 November, from 10am to 5pm.
  • The activity also includes visits to Sóller's main cultural centres.

Some twenty scientists from various public research institutions in the Balearic Islands have joined forces to carry out Ciència a tot tren, a unique proposal that invites the general public to experience science through a trip on the emblematic Sóller train. The event will take place on 11th November and will consist of scientific micro-talks and activities in Sóller.

The aim of this event is to show the public the science being developed the Balearic Islands in an environment that brings together cultural, ethnological and natural aspects of great value. Specifically, scientists will share their latest advances and knowledge with the passengers of the century-old wooden train through a series of themed micro-talks, on a journey with the Tramuntana mountain range as a backdrop. Upon arrival in Sóller, the public will have the chance to visit some of the most important cultural and scientific centres in the area, such as the Jardí Botànic de Sóller, the Museu Balear de Ciències Naturals and the Museu de la Mar in Port de Sóller. The outreach talks will continue on the return trip to Palma.

The activity will take place on Saturday, 11th November. The train whistle will signal the departure from the Ferrocarrils de Sóller station in Palma's Plaça d'Espanya, scheduled for 10 am. The return time from Sóller will be at 4.30 pm. Those who sign up for the visit to the Museu de la Mar de Sóller must take the tram from the same station.

The event is open to people of any age with an interest in science, and offers an opportunity for participants to learn about the research being carried out in their region in an accessible and entertaining way.

The activity is completely free, although registration is required.

Registration should be made through this form:

This activity is jointly organised by the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), the CSIC Institutional Delegation in the Balearic Islands, the Mediterranean Institute of Advanced Studies (IMEDEA, CSIC-UIB) and the Institute of Cross-disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (IFISC, CSIC-UIB).

This event is made possible thanks to the collaboration of Ferrocarril de Sóller, S. A. MUCBO, which includes the Jardí Botànic de Sóller and the Museu Balear de Ciències Naturals; the Museu Marítim de Mallorca; and the Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología - Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, and the participation of the Centro Oceanográfico de Baleares (COB, IEO-CSIC); the territorial unit of the Spanish Geological and Mining Institute (IGME); the Coastal Observation and Forecasting System of the Balearic Islands (ICTS SOCIB); the Institute for Agri-environmental Research and Water Economics (INAGEA), and the Balearic Islands Health Research Institute Foundation (IdISBa).


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