Optional activities

Collegium Maius visit

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The Collegium Maius (Latin for "Great College") is the Jagiellonian University's oldest building, dating back to the 14th century.

The Collegium Maius Museum features lecture rooms, communal halls, professors’ quarters, a library and a treasury containing rectors' Gothic maces and the Jagiellonian globe. Exhibits also include medieval scientific instruments, globes, paintings, collectibles, furniture, coins and medals.

The collection of 2000 scientific instruments covers most fields of science: astronomy, geodesy, navigation, physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, measuring of distance and weight. The core part of this collection are the instruments once used in various University offices, among them the first Chair of Physics founded in 1778, and the Astronomical Observatory (1792), the first Department of Chemistry (1782), and others. Among the most valuable objects are astronomical instruments from the 11th to 19th century, globes (16th - 19th c.), chemical vessels from the end of the 18th century, and a set of cryogenic instruments (2nd half of the 19th c.).


Workshop dinner

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Workshop Dinner (Wednesday, 15 November 2017) will take place directly after Collegium Maius visit, at 20:00, Mięta Resto Bar, Krupnicza 19, Kraków, http://mietarestobar.pl.


Solaris visit is planned for Thursday, 16 November 2017, 11:00-12:30.