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Einstein's birthday is designated as Science Day

This was determined by a committee of ministers headed by Science Minister Matan Vilnai. An exhibition about Einstein opened in Haifa

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein

On the occasion of the 121st birthday of the "man of the century", Prof. Albert Einstein (and on the occasion of "Science Day" in Israel), an exhibition was opened on March 14.3 at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Haifa, where astronomical instruments used by Einstein will be displayed. The devices were built at the end of the 19th century as teaching aids for basic astronomy.

Einstein, who was a friend of Dr. Lehman, director of the Ben-Sheman Youth Village, donated these instruments to the village in 1928 and they were transferred from him to a museum in Haifa, which serves as a national archive for scientific instruments.

Among other things, the telerium - a model of the sun, the earth and the moon - will be presented in the exhibition; The planetarium - a model of the solar system and the telescope, on a tripod that Einstein used.

The exhibition will also feature a selection of items from the personal archive of the genius of the century, who visited Israel in 1923, from which one can learn a lot about the multifaceted nature of Einstein's life and work, his revolutionary scientific achievements, his discoveries about the connection between radiation and light, the photoelectric effect and the theory of relativity that changed understanding on the universe, on the concepts of space, time and gravity; His lesser-known connections with Judaism, Zionism and the State of Israel (which he saw as a suitable place for creativity and the flourishing of the values ​​of the Jewish world), his personal life and how he developed into the status of a myth and a global cultural symbol.

The Ministerial Committee for Scientific Affairs, headed by the Minister of Science, Culture and Sports Matan Vilnai, decided not long ago with the "Science Day" that from now on every year on Einstein's birthday (March 14.3.1879, XNUMX).

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