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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.

25 May 2014 - 7 September 2014
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center is currently running its Summer Programfor the sixth successive year, and with a capacity over 2,000 students dstributed over 2 identical halves of the summer vacation duration. This is aiming to accomodate the public increasing demand, as the Program has grown to be very popular among students of all ages, starting from the Kindergarten stage up to high school (4 – 16 years).

20 June 2014
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Eratosthenes Festivity has become an annual tradition that takes place every year on 21 June at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the city of Aswan. It is designed for preparatory school students, and includes a series of activities that revolve around the methodology Eratosthenes used in measuring the Earth’s circumference 2000 years ago.

On 21 June, the day of summer solstice, the 21st century school students conduct Eratosthenes’ experiment at the BA Plaza and in Aswan (Upper Egypt) to measure the circumference of the earth.

15 April 2014 - 16 April 2014
Library of Alexandria Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Science Festivity comprises a Science Village built on the BA Plaza, where various workshops and activities, prepared by school students under the supervision of their teachers and university students, are displayed.

15 March 2014 - 17 March 2014
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 2014).The competition 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 will organize in collaboration with the Ministry of Education 5 governorates and 7 schools affiliate fairs.

25 January 2014 - 5 February 2014
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center is organizing the Midyear Program for students of ages 4 – 16 years old, during the period 26 January to 6 February 2014. Online registration at the PSC website: http://wwwhttp://www.bibalex.org/psc/midyear, during the period 5 – 9 January 2014, or till all places reserved.

The program comprises a group of various activities as practical experiments, scientific contests, lectures, Planetarium and Auditorium shows.

6 October 2013 - 30 April 2014
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center at the Library of Alexandria is organizing a number of workshops that encourage school students to explore their creativity and help them find out how to use it in their life; all the while enriching their knowledge. In the workshops, students are able to interact with each other and with the world around them in an exciting and entertaining manner; they are guaranteed to have a blast!

26 November 2013 - 27 November 2013
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

During the period 27—28 November 2013, the Planetarium Science Center in collaboration with the Arab Academy for Science & Technology and Maritime Transport, Regional Informatics Center (AASTMT/RIC) will hold a local robotics competition called Robotheca Alexandrina Olympiad (RAO). RAO is dedicated to students 12 to 18 years old. It comprises two categories; Diver Robot and Robofight category. In 2012 the PSC launched a Robotics educational program in cooperation with AASTMT/RIC. The program is composed of two levels, each comprising 10 hands-on sessions.

16 April 2013 - 18 April 2013
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center (PSC) at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) is organizing the seventh Science Festivity under the overarching theme of “Natural Hazards”. The Festivity aims to advance and share the knowledge of hazards mitigation and disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Increasing public awareness of natural hazards risk shall significantly reduce the risks of the death, injury, economic cost, and destruction of natural and cultural resources caused by natural disasters.

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 23 March 2014

On March 20th, 2014, the Planetarium Science Center at the Library of Alexandria offered high school students Master Classes in Physics. Each Masterclass is a one-day-activity, where researchers invite high school students and let them be scientists for one day. The core activity is a measurement with real data from CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, or European Council for Nuclear Research).

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 23 March 2014

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 2014 (Intel BASEF 2014). 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.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 12 December 2013

The Planetarium Science Center (PSC) in collaboration with the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AAST) held the first local robotics competition in 27-28 November 2013; The Robotheca Alexandrina Olympiad (RAO). The competition comprised two categories: the Diver Robot and the Robofight. The total number of registered teams was 18 team. The PSC recruited four faculty of engineering students to coach 5 teams comprising the PSC robotics program participants.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 27 May 2013

Intel BASEF is an annual scientific competition, organized by the Planetarium Science Center at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, for youths ages 14—18 years. Participants receive training in research and presentation skills through a comprehensive program conducted by the PSC team. Moreover, they receive technical and financial support during conducting their researches. Finally, they present their projects’ findings under 17 science and humanities themes.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 17 April 2013

Dr. Farouk El-Baz is Director of the Center for Remote Sensing and Research Professor at the Departments of Archaeology and Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Associated Faculty at the Department of Earth and Environment, Boston University, Boston, MA, U.S.A. He also serves as faculty advisor to two Boston University student organizations: the “1001 Wells for Darfur,” and the “Egyptian Club.” As a part of the Science Festivity organized by the Planetarium Science Center (PSC) at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) during this month (April 2013), Dr.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 26 December 2012

Do you know the Theory of 21 December 2012 end of time?

On Thursday, 20 December 2012, the Planetarium Science Center (PSC) held a lecture discussing the Theory of End of Time & the Mayan’s Calendar, at the Planetarium theater.

Mr. JAMES D. EDGAR, an overseas traveler, who is fascinated by mythology and ancient civilizations, presented a unique presentation offering a non-academic introduction to Mayan cosmology, mythology and symbolism, drawing on historical elements. Also, the Center’s Astrologist, Dr.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 13 November 2012

Realizing his distinguished stature, the Planetarium Science Center proudly hosts the Fermi Legacy Exhibition, which comprises 10 panels, and 8 groups of photos, and numerous quotations; describing his background, his life, and his achievements and contributions as one of the 20th century leading scientists. The exhibition is taking place at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conferences Center – West Exhibition Hall. This exhibition has been presented by the Italian Embassy in Egypt, to be displayed during the period 6 – 25 November.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 15 October 2012

Observations, fieldtrips, star parties, workshops, lectures, and movies; all are activities of the new Amateur Astronomy Club (AAC) initiated by the PSC. The aim of this club is providing a chance for amateur astronomers to practice astronomy for interest and enjoyment, under the supervision of the PSC specialists. The program comprises a series of events through a period of 3 months, starting from Thursday 27th September.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 15 October 2012

The Planetarium Science Center has organized a cycling event on Friday 5th October morning (6:00 am), as a part of celebrating its 10th anniversary. The trip included riding bikes from Gleem to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina premises in Chatby (a distance of 2 KM). This event aimed to encourage healthy habbits like waking early, playing sports, and healthy eating, through spending an active and enjoyable time, with good company!

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 15 October 2012

As part of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina 10th Anniversary celebrations, the BA Planetarium Science Center has organized The Environment Day, aiming to raise public awareness of the importance of preserving the Egyptian environment. The event comprised a diversity of interactive scientific and cultural activities, designed to suit different ages and social backgrounds, presented in a simplified layout inside a number of booths and a gigantic tent, set on the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Plaza.

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