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6 March 2013
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

International Masterclasses are organized by IPPOG, the International Particle Physics Outreach Group and the Planetarium Science Center, at the third and forth floating rooms in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conferences Center. Each Masterclass is a one-day-activity taking place at a university or research institute. Researchers invite High school students, aged 16 – 19 and let them be scientists for one day. The core activity is a measurement with real data from CERN, provided by the experiments ATLAS, CMS, and ALICE, see: http://physicsmasterclasses.org/neu/index.php?cat=physics.

8 March 2013 - 10 March 2013
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

Organized by the Planetarium Science Center, Intel-BASEF is a competition designed to increase the school students’ (age 14–18 years ) awareness of the importance of scientific research and to discover the youth innovative and research capacities. Intel-BASEF participants are requested to research a certain topic, from among 17 scientific themes.

6 March 2013 - 26 April 2013
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

Astronomy is one of the few sciences where amateurs can conduct an active role, particularly in discovering and monitoring transient phenomena, such as comets, novae and supernovae. The Planetarium Science Center (PSC) will initiate the Amateur Astronomy Club (AAC), where the amateur astronomers can practice astronomy for interest and enjoyment, under the supervision of the PSC. The Program comprises 9 days within the period March 7th to April 27th, presented to youths of ages 10 – 16 years.

26 December 2012
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

Bringing science to Life! – the Super Science Show(SSS) is fun, fast-paced and most importantly, educational! The Super Science Show is a theatrical show where science is animated in a fun and exciting manner. Life on the stage, the viewers will discover the marvels of science through magical demonstrations. Demonstrations are based on the scientific integration of the different fields of science like chemistry, physics and biology to excite school students and stimulate their curiosity to learn.

28 November 2012
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conferences Center Alexandria
Egypt
EG

Bringing science to Life! – the Super Science Show(SSS) is fun, fast-paced and most importantly, educational! The Super Science Show is a theatrical show where science is animated in a fun and exciting manner. Life on the stage, the viewers will discover the marvels of science through magical demonstrations. Demonstrations are based on the scientific integration of the different fields of science like chemistry, physics and biology to excite school students and stimulate their curiosity to learn.

5 November 2012 - 24 November 2012
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conferences Center Alexandria
Egypt
EG

Realizing his distinguished stature, the Planetarium Science Center (PSC) proudly hosts the Fermi Legacy Exhibition, at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Center (West Exhibition Hall), during the period 6 to 25 November 2012. The exhibition 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.

18 July 2012
bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG
At 6:00 pm, on the last day of the Arab month; Shaaban, Dr. Omar Fikry, the PSC Astronomer, will give a lecture in the Small Theatre at the the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conferences Center, explaining the Crescent stages to a full moon, and how we can determine the start of Ramadan; the month of fasting for Muslims. After the lecture, a live observation session on the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Plaza will take place, to introduce the audience to the marvels of the skies.
20 June 2012
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center is celebrating the Eratosthenes Festivity, which 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.

2 June 2012 - 5 September 2012
Bibliotheca Alexandrina alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center is organizing its Summer Programfor the fifth successive year, and with double its capacity, hoping to accomodate the public increasing demand, as the Program has grown to be very popular among students of all ages. The Program comprises a group of scientific workshops, in addition to one Planetarium show, one documentary movie, visits to the famous ALEXploratorium and the Listen and Discover Auditorium, and lectures.

14 April 2012
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center will celebrate the GLOBE at Night program, which is an international citizen-science campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution by inviting citizen-scientists to measure their night sky brightness and submit their observations to a website from a computer or smart phone. The GLOBE at Night campaign has run for two weeks each winter/spring for the last six years. People in 115 countries have contributed 66,000 measurements, making GLOBE at Night one of the most successful light pollution awareness campaigns.

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 15 October 2012

The PSC has started the first semester workshops for groups this October. Workshops are mainly targeting school trips, in groups of 10 – 25 students. The workshops have various themes and are categorized according to school years. The workshops comprise hands-on scientific activities, that present scientific knowledge in a simplified and interesting approach, which would increase the students’ apptitude to science.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 15 October 2012

After years of success, the Planetarium (PSC) has celebrated its tenth anniversary. “10 years of Science Communication” closing ceremony welcomed school and college students, together with their families to share our pride in the past achievements, and our enthusiasm about the future aspirations. The ceremony took place at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conferences Center’ Great Hall. It included a very interesting movie about the Center’s activities during its history which was full with creativity, hardwork, learning, and teamwork.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 26 June 2012

Recognizing the great need for professional science communication means in Egypt, the PSC has issued the first PSC Newsletter in 2007. The main aim of the newsletter is to outreach the public with simple scientific knowledge and inform them of the PSC latest programs and events.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 6 June 2012

The Planetarium Science Center specialists and participants has joined Sky-gazers around the world, holding up their telescopes and viewing glasses, Wednesday at 6:00 am, to watch Venus slide across the sun — a rare celestial phenomenon that will not happen again for more than 100 years. Venus, which is extremely hot, is one of Earth’s two neighbours and is so close in size to our planet that scientists at times call them near-twins.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 4 April 2012

The Planetarium Science Center has celebrated its sixth Science Festivity, under the theme: Natural Sciences, Sun and Earth, which was a huge success. there were around 5,000 visitors over the 2 days of the festivity, most of which were school students, who enjoyed the interactive workshops, and scientific displays presented at the participants’ booths. In addition to the famous Super Science Show, presented by the PSC animators, the World Park, also presented by PSC animators, and a puppet show atthe Conferences Center Small Theatre.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 19 March 2012

The Planetarium Science Center has completed the first course of its new Robotics and Electronics Program, at which students are taught about electronics through the robot components, then are introduced to programming through training them to control the robot. The Program comprised ten, 3 hours long, sessions, and took place at the Center’ computer lab, located at the workshop area. This course had 20 attendees, and is expected to be repeated, and extended to higher levels, by summer 2012.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 19 March 2012

the Intel Bibliotheca Alexandrina Science and Engineering Fair’ Closing Ceremony took place on Monday 12 March 2012, at the Bibliotheca Conferences Center, where winners’ names were announced, and various awards were given to the winning projects.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 29 February 2012

on Saturday 25th February 2012, 169 projects competed in 15 different science categories at the Intel Bibliotheca Alexandrina Science and Engineering Fair’ screening round, held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conferences Center, from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. The day was divided into two heats, where each heat included about 85 projects, that were judged by members of the judging committee, in line with the international standards.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 19 February 2012

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Planetarium Science Center opening, in 2002, the Center has organizeed a festivity titled “Celebrating The Future”, to celebrate all those who contributed to the promotion of scientific activities of this edifice, and to discuss the views and experiences of all the center participants. The workshop hosted a group of students who had participated in various activities at the Centre, and have represented Egypt in regional and international competitions.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 16 February 2012

like each year, during the mid-year school vacation, the Planetarium Science Center has presented its mid-year program to school students of ages 6 – 16 years.

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