Museum für Naturkunde-Berlin
Monday, April 20, 2015, 19.00 (meeting point BBAW)
The Museum für Naturkunde , is a natural history museum in Berlin, Germany. The museum houses more than 30 million zoological, paleontological, and mineralogical specimens, including more than ten thousand type specimens. It is famous for two spectacular exhibits: the largest mounted dinosaur in the world, and an exquisitely preserved specimen of the earliest known bird, Archaeopteryx. Established in 1810, it is the largest museum of natural history in Germany. The museum's mineral collections date back to the Prussian Academy of 1700.
This reception is included in the registration fee.
IAA-Dinner in the "Hotel de Rome"
Tuesday, April 22, 2015, 19:00 (meeting point BBAW)
Hotel de Rome in Berlin is a conversion of an existing building constructed in 1889, which housed the head office of the Dresdner Bank until 1945. This is one of the few luxury hotels in Berlin located in an original historical building making use of its full architectural splendour and thereby offering guests an authentic Berlin experience. Our chef offers culinary experiences based on traditional Mediterranean cuisine. During the summer months our roof top terrace on the fourth floor offers breathtaking views over the city. The impressive ballroom has a double-height glass ceiling and accommodates receptions for up to 250 people.
Fee: € 120.00 (not included in the registration fee).
VISITING PROGRAM - Short information about the locations
The Peenemünde Historical Technical Museum
Friday, April 24, 2015 (meeting point BBAW)
Duration:approx. 8 h
The Peenemünde Military Test Site was one of the most modern technological facilities in the world in the years between 1936 and 1945. The first launch of a missile into space took place here in October 1942. In the nearby air force testing area, rocket engineers tested numerous flight objects equipped with revolutionary technology. From the start this researc h was directed toward one goal only: achieving military superiority through advanced technology.
Slave laborers, concentration camp inmates and prisoners of war provided the work that enabled the construction of the test sites and the later serial production of the rockets, which the Nazi propaganda referred to as "Vergeltungswaffe 2" (or "Vengeance Weapon 2"), in so short a period of time. Both the inhumane labor conditions and the attacks on Belgian, British and French cities using the supposed "wonder weapon" claimed thousands of lives.
The ambivalent nature of technological progress is uniquely reflected in the story of Peenemünde. The collision of science and technology exemplified by the complex, together with an account of the historical development of rocketry are the main focus of the exhibition of the Peenemünde Historical Technical Museum. It is housed in the power station of the former Army Testing Site - the largest technical monument in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In addition the museum serves as an international meeting place and cultural venue. In 2002 the museum was awarded the Coventry Cross of Nails for its efforts toward reconciliation and world peace.
Fee: €40.00 (not included in the registration fee).