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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.

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.

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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

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.

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