Meeting of the Thermophysical Society
Working Group of the Slovak Physical Society
Editor: Oldrich Zmeskal
Faculty of Chemistry, Brno University of Technology 2013
ISBN 978-80-214-4801-8 (Proceedings)
CULTURE AND SOCIAL PROGRAMME
Conference participants are kindly invited to join social programme that will be prepared. The social programme includes Raut and wine tasting on Thursday evening, November 3, 2013
There is a plan to visit ecological farm that embraces more than 300 ha of pasture land. The farm is at walk distance from hotel. Agro farm is intersting in special bio program of a breeding of special cattle. The first one is "American beef breed Charolais" and the next one intersting long fured Scottish Highland Cattle. There are even other interesting animals besides the cattle. Horse riding is available daily from 15.00 until 18.00.
Another group can visit "Mohyla" (the monumental cemetery) of general Milan Rastislav Stefanik using their own transport. Milan Rastislav Stefanik was a Slovak politician, diplomat, and astronomer. During World War I, he was General of the French army, at the same time the Czechoslovak Minister of War, one of the leading members of the Czechoslovak National Council (i.e. resistance government), and he contributed decisively to the cause of Czechoslovak sovereignty. Above Brezova pod Bradlom, as its name suggests, is Bradlo hill where, under a gigantic travertine monument where Stefanik is burried. The Bradlo monument is the work of one of Slovakia's most important architects, Dusan Jurkovic.
The scale of the Bradlo monument reflects Stefanik's significance in modern Slovak history: he is perhaps the nearest thing the nation has to an unblemished twentieth century icon (see box). The view from the monument is fantastic, and it's a favourite place for locals to come for some quiet contemplation. Stefanik was born in Kosariska, a village beneath Bradlo, where a small museum dedicated to his memory was created at his birthplace. It displays mementoes from his extensive travels (among them a New Zealand Maori dictionary and native masks from South America) as well as photographs and his uniforms. The museum has information in English; a nearby restaurant, U Juhása, serves good food and English is spoken too.
Besides these common events one can arrange activities according personal leisure time.
BASIC INFORMATIONS AND IMPORTANT DEADLINES