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9 March 2012 - 11 March 2012
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is organizing the third local affiliate fair, Intel Bibliotheca Alexandrina Science & Engineering Fair (Intel BASEF 2012), in collaboration with Intel Co. This competition unites promising young scientists, ages 14–18 from Alexandria and other governorates to showcase their scientific and research talents.

27 March 2012 - 28 March 2012
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) is organizing the sixth Science Festivity. The Science Festivity is a huge public event that gives science a presence in the community and suits people of all ages and different backgrounds. Visitors of the Science Village will experience the pleasure of learning by participating in the various entertaining activities offered; whether with family, friends, or on their own. The overarching theme of the Science Festivity 2012 is “Natural Sciences: Earth and Sun”.

31 October 2011
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, conferences Center Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is launching the Intel-BASEF competition taking place during March, 2012 in an open ceremony, where the event will be publically introduced, accompanied by success stories from the previous Intel-BASEF competitions. The Intel-BASEF is a competition where participants prepare a project or research, in any subject of their choice from 17 science fields.

2 December 2011 - 3 December 2011
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center (PSC) is organizing the second Women in Science Conference (WIS 2011) on 3 and 4 December 2011 at the BA Conference Center. This Conference is the first that the BA organizes after the 25th January Revolution to raise awareness regarding the importance of science and technology, and it shall also tackle the related issues of sustainable development and job creation. The Conference celebrates the centennial of Marie Curie’s Nobel Prize in 1911, setting Curie as a model for 21st century young researchers.

5 August 2011 - 26 August 2011
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is hosting the “ Think Green” program to help in the environmental education of the children and youth.

9 July 2011 - 27 July 2011
Planetarium Science Center at Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

the PSC Summer Program includes a unique workshop about the secrets of the legendary ancient Egyptians.In the first part, children learn the mummification process using a human model, know the chemical materials used during the process and make a canopy jars. In the second part, children will make a tomb model and discover the ancient Egyptian chemical elements as well as the different types of dyes.The target age is 6-11 years.

20 June 2011
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center has been celebrating Eratosthenes Festivity every year since 2003 on 21 June, the day of the summer solstice. School students gather at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Plaza to measure the circumference of the earth. This is to honor the outstanding scientist and third director of the ancient Library of Alexandria, using the method that he had used 2000 years ago. 450 participants joined this enlightening experiment and benefited from the lectures given by eminent astrologers at the Bibliotheca Conference hall.

11 June 2011 - 18 June 2011
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina has had the pleasure of hosting the National Youth Chess Tournament for boys and girls of ages 8, 10, 12 & 14 years. The tournament lasted for a week and included the opening ceremony, the matches and judging, the closing ceremony and medals and cups distribution. 120 participants came from all parts of Egypt, whether previous national and international champions or new players from the Egyptian Chess Federation.

11 June 2011 - 24 August 2011
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is welcoming students that have registered to participate in the Center’ Summer Program that extends throughout the summer. Children, ages 4 to 16 divided into 4 age groups, enjoy a scheduled program of practical workshops, lectures, planetarium shows, and documentary movies. They have lots of fun practicing knowledge with the Center’ crew. This year the Program participants were about 1000 students from all school grades.

6 December 2010 - 8 December 2010
Biliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby
Alexandria
Egypt
EG

More than 120 participants from 10 Arab countries are scheduled to participate in Intel Science Competition Arab World (ISC-AW), which is the Arabic version of Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in the United States every year (Intel ISEF). Contestants from Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia und the United Arab Emirates will showcase their distinguished science projects in various scientific and social specializations to compete for financial awards totaling $20,000 and scholarships from top Arab universities.

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News

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 14 February 2012

The Planetarium Science Center issues a scientific newsletter, on quarterly basis. each issue has a scientific theme, to which all the included articles are dedicated. The newsletter has an attractive layout, through the colorful pages, the simple language, and the various illustrations, and is issued in 2 languages; Arabic and English, aiming to encourage the public to read about science. The PSC distributes this Newsletter for free on Clubs, Schools, Universities, and all social gathering points, to ensure Scientific knowledge dessimination among various society sectors.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 25 July 2011

The Planetarium Science Center issues a Newsletter on quarterly basis. The newsletter is distributed to the public in both languages; English and Arabic.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 25 July 2011

The Planetarium Science Center is celebrating the Closing Ceremony for the ongoing Summer Program on Monday 12 September 2011. The Ceremony will be a cultural event, including a movie presenting the students achievements during the Program, in addition to the PSC unique Super Science Show that is so entertaining for children as well as adults. Also, the ceremony will be hosting a few eminent speakers and honoring distinguished participants.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 18 April 2011

The Planetarium Science Center at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina organized Science Festivity 2011 for the fifth year in a row on April 10, 2011. Science Festivity grants science presence in the community, and is appropriate to different age groups and cultural backgrounds. All visitors enjoyed the acquisition of knowledge through participation in various activities, whether alone or accompanied by family and friends. The Festivity also welcomed schools trips from all educational stages.

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