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12 October 2017 - 4 December 2017
Planetarium Science Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina
El Chatby
21526 Alexandria
Egypt
EG
Science Film Festival 2017_Egypt

Organized by Goethe-Institut (GI) in partnership with the Planetarium Science Center (PSC) of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), and the Academy for Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT). The Science Film Festival is a celebration of science communication in Southeast Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, produced by the Goethe-Institut, Germany´s Cultural Institute operating worldwide.

9 November 2017 - 22 November 2017
Planetarium Science Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina
El Chatby
21526 Alexandria
Egypt
EG
International Science Center and Science Museum Day_Egypt

The PSC is organizing the International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) which is a yearly global event illustrating the impact and reach of all the world’s science centers and science museums worldwide, who take the opportunity of this day to celebrate and promote their missions through widely diverse informal science education and engagement activities addressing the critical topics articulated in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

6 April 2016 - 7 April 2016
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The PSC is organizing its tenth science festivity under the overarching theme of “Health”.. The PSC has implemented its first Science Festivity in 2007, and it has developed and expanded to be one of the highlights scientific annual events in Alexandria governorate, aiming to further expand geographically to be a national event for all Egyptians.Science Festivity 2016 will celebrate its tenth anniversary. The festivity has been expanding and gaining popularity over the 10 years.

13 March 2016 - 16 March 2016
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center (PSC) at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) in collaboration with Intel Egypt is organizing the seventh affiliate competition, Intel Bibliotheca Alexandrina Science and Engineering Fair (Intel BASEF 2016) in all Egypt. The competition will empower Egyptian students ages 14 -18 to conduct a research and present their projects findings under 17 science and humanities themes. To enhance the quality of projects and expand geographically, the PSC is collaborating with the Ministry of Education to reach all governorates.

12 November 2015
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Plaza Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center is organizing a one day festivity to celebrate the International Year of Light as declared by the UNESCO to be this year, 2015. The day will highlight the famous ancient scientist, Ibn Al-Haytham, and his contributions in the fields of optics and light.

20 October 2015 - 15 December 2015
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

1001 Inventions Exhibition

Discovering Our Past… Inspiring Our Future

The Planetarium Science Center of Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) will host the global blockbuster “1001 Inventions” exhibition and its parallel activities in Egypt. This is in collaboration with 1001 Inventions Foundation and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, with the patronage of the Egyptian Prime Ministry.

5 September 2015 - 10 September 2015
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt – Forty science communication professionals from southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East will come together for the second edition of the Euro-Mediterranean and Middle East Summer School of Science Communication (EMME) to drive development of new science communication endeavors in their respective countries and regions.

This multicultural effort, motivated by a passion for science communication without borders, is the basis for EMME which will be held at Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt from 5 to 10 September 2015.

15 April 2015 - 16 April 2015
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG
Science Festivity 2015 Poster

The Planetarium Science Center (PSC) at Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) is organizing the Ninth Science Festivity under the overarching theme of Nature and its four elements: Air, Water, Earth and Fire; and what is their influence on our planet.

The two-day event consists of a variety of extracurricular activities including plenary sessions, hands-on workshops, interactive exhibits, in addition to the always intriguing Super Science Show. With this Festivity, we aim to communicate science to people of all ages and backgrounds.

18 November 2014 - 19 November 2014
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center (PSC) in collaboration with Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AAST) will hold the second local robotics competition in November 2014, “The Robotheca Alexandrina Olympiad (RAO)”. It comprises two categories, the Diver Robot and the Robofight.

The competition will stimulate and engage students in exploring their potential in engineering, IT, science, and math, as well as project management. Participants must have Basic knowledge of electronics & programming.

Specialized judges will assess teams’ performance.

3 November 2014 - 10 November 2014
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

In cooperation with The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Planetarium Science Center and with the support of Mercedes-Benz as the main sponsor, the Goethe-Institut Alexandria presents the Science Film Festival 2014 in The Bibliotheca Alexandrina from 4-11 November 2014. The Science Film Festival, initiated by the Goethe-Institut in 2005, is a celebration of science communication. Targeting a young audience with excitingly well-designed science content, the Science Film Festival has grown considerably, becoming the largest event of its kind worldwide.

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 23 June 2016

Eratosthenes is the Greek scientific writer, astronomer, and poet, who made the first measurement of the size of Earth. The Festivity includes a series of activities, designed for preparatory school students, revolving around the methodology used in measuring the Earth’s circumference 2000 years ago.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 5 May 2016

As usual at this time of the year, the Planetarium Science Center at Bibliotheca Alexandrina opens registration for its Summer Program, for school students, ages 4-16. the program takes place during the period from May 22 to September 8 2016.
The program offers a variety of scientific activities, including a group of selected scientific workshops carefully designed to attract students and make learning an enjoyable experience.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 10 November 2015

Now open at the Exploratorium, the recent addition to the Planetarium Science Center Complex, the new 12D Theatre.

The Theatre capacity is 12 seats, and displays a variety of 10 movies that will be changed periodically. It offers a new level of entertainment for students and families, through the fun and excitement of adventures experienced throughout the movies’ duration, which ranges from 5 to 10 minutes.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 23 March 2015

The Planetarium Science Center (PSC) at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) in collaboration with Intel Egypt and the Ministry of Education (MoE) have organized Intel Bibliotheca Alexandrina Science and Engineering Fair 2015 (Intel BASEF 2015). The competition serves the Egyptian youth as it empowers students ages 14 -18 to conduct a research and present their projects findings under 17 science and humanities themes. To enhance the quality of projects and expand geographically, the PSC in collaboration with the MoE have covered 7 governorates this year.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 26 January 2015

19 January, 2015, marks a very unique day in the history of the Planetarium Science Center of Bibliotheca Alexandrina and CERN organization. It is the Inauguration of “Alphabet of the Universe, From CERN to North Africa and Middle East” Exhibition.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 3 November 2014

    The day’s agenda was to give a human face to environmental issues; empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development; promote an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues; and advocate partnership which will ensure a safer and more prosperous future.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 3 November 2014

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center (PSC) proudly presents its first All-Sky production. “Alexandria: The Cradle of Astronomy” show which follows the production of the video- panorama show “The Sky of Alexandria”. For the first time in Egypt, the show is presented using the Digistar 4 projection technology, which allow the viewer to travel in colorful interactive three-dimensional worlds, and to experience an explorative scientific journey through the giant screen.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 16 June 2014

One of the Intel Bibliotheca Alexandrina Science and Engineering Fair 2014 top three grand awards winners, Sara Ezat, Mona ELsayed and hoda Shoman, two from dakahlia governorate and one from Sharkia governorate, got the third grand award in enviromental sciences category at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2014 held in LA, California, USA 13-16 May 2014.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 15 June 2014

June 3, 2014 was the closing ceremony for the Science Olympiad competition, hosted by the PSC for the fifth consecutive year. The Competition comprised two parts; the first part includes visits to various faculties, including the Faculty of Agriculture, and Science and Medicine and the Faculty of Arts and the Arab Academy for Science and Technology. The second part is a science competition taking place over two days to test the students’ gained knowledge during these visits. Participants of the Olympiad came from 11 different preparatory schools in Alexandria.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 23 March 2014

1st Egypt’s Science Month is a celebration of science, it aims at increasing the awareness of the contribution of science to our society and how science is important in our life! Egypt’s Science Month is gathering different foundations and initiatives concerned with science and scientists and their goal is to provide opportunities to people of all ages to take part in all science and technologies activities.

The PSC is participating in this initiative with a number of Science Events in March and April 2014;

  • 16-18 March 2014, Intel Bibliotheca Alexandrina Science and Engineering Fair (In

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