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6 April 2019 - 23 April 2019
Life Science Centre
Times Square,
NE1 4EP Newcastle-upon-Tyne
United Kingdom
GB

Whether you prefer a Mars or a Milky Way, Life Science Centre is a feast for the whole Galaxy this Easter and children go free* until 6 May 2019!

Highlights of what is included with admission:

It wouldn’t be Easter without chocolate, so enjoy a scrumptious scientific chocolate demonstration that puts your senses to the test!

Join us for the Big Drop Challenge: you will have a few minutes and an array of materials to create a contraption that will be dropped from a great height. Will it float, spin, tumble or fly?

2 February 2019 - 6 April 2019
Life Science Centre
Times Square,
NE1 4EP Newcastle-upon-Tyne
United Kingdom
GB
A couple by Museum of the Moon

It has created a sensation across the world and now Museum of the Moon will shine in Life Science Centre in Newcastle from 2 February until 6 May 2019.

The seven-metre-wide spherical artwork, created by UK artist Luke Jerram, is suspended in the air and displays NASA imagery of the lunar surface. This allows visitors to explore the Moon’s surface in incredible detail – without ever stepping foot off the planet.

11 March 2019 - 17 March 2019
Academy of Sciences
Národní 1009/3
110 00 Prague
Czech Republic
CZ
Week of the Brain

Týden mozku (Week of the Brain) is a unique cycle of lectures on the newest discoveries and trends in brain research and neuroscience, which is a part of the Brain Awareness Week (BAW), the world's largest public awareness campaign on the success and benefits of brain research. The Week of the Brain in the Czech Republic was initiated and established by the Czech neuroscientist, Professor Josef Syka in 1998.

www.tydenmozku.cz

12 March 2019 - 13 March 2019
Nausicaa, Centre National de la Mer
BOULEVARD SAINTE BEUVE
62200 BOULOGNE SUR MER
France
FR

Nausicaá, National Sea Centre in France, will host an international conference about Responsible Research, Innovation, Science and Society on 12-13 March 2019 in the framework of the MARINA project funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union.

20 February 2019 - 19 May 2019
National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci
Via San Vittore 21
20123 Milan
Italy
IT

On display for the first time in Italy the works of the Dutch
artist Theo Jansen, known for his kinetic sculptures called
Strandbeests. The international critic defines him as
"a modern Leonardo da Vinci".
These huge beach animals move with the force of the wind.
Thanks to primitive sensors they are able to evolve, with
one unique purpose: survival.

27 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
Hiša eksperimentov (House of experiments)
Trubarjeva 39
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
SI
Creating new ScShow

If you are producing and/or performing Science Shows (or you have such intents) attending the INSPIRE workshop is a must

21 October 2018 - 1 September 2019
Museon
Stadhouderslaan 37
2517 HV The Hague
Netherlands
NL

Imagine setting off for a new planet – how fantastic would that be! Space Travel gives you the chance to train for the long years of space travel, be an astronaut on board your own spacecraft, and prepare the new planet for the arrival of future residents from Earth.

The exhibition takes you right inside the world of space travel and science. Raise your eyes to the stars and let your space odyssey begin!

1 December 2018 - 7 January 2019
Life Science Centre
Times Square
NE1 4EP Newcastle-upon-Tyne
United Kingdom
GB

Take a whirl on our outdoor ice rink*, investigate fake snow in the Experiment Zone** and explore the winter night sky in the planetarium!

Want a white Christmas? Hop aboard The Polar Express Journey to the North Pole on the 4D Motion Ride**.

Children can also be immersed in a festive storytelling or get stuck into making seasonal creations to take home, including LED decorations and winter lanterns (weekends only outside of the school holidays).

5 November 2018 - 11 November 2018
Prague and other cities Prague
Czech Republic
CZ

The Week of Science and Technology is the most extensive science festival in the Czech Republic. The 2018 Week of Science and Technology will run from 5-11 November 2018. We sincerely invite you to come!

The programme for the Week of Science and Technology of the Czech Academy of Sciences offers events all over the Czech Republic – in every regional seat and many other places.

1 November 2018 - 31 December 2028
Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte
Rathausstr., 75-79
66333 Völklingen
Germany
DE
Christian Boltanski: Die Zwangsarbeiter - Erinnerungsort in der Völklinger Hütte

Over the past few years, the Völklinger Hütte World Heritage Site has conducted and presented extensive research into forced labourers at Völklinger Hütte. The internationally renowned French artist Christian Boltanski has now created a memorial for the people who were forced to work at Völklinger Hütte. The result is an emotional work of art that keeps the memory of these people alive. The major installation by Christian Boltanski in the Völklinger Hütte sintering plant engages with the issue of forced labour in a new and deeply moving way.

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Montréal Science Centre 13 May 2019
Fabrik - Creativity Factory

A fun, imaginative tinkering lab developed by Montréal Science Centre in Canada.

focusTerra, ETH Zürich 13 May 2019
Expedition solar system

At focusTerra in Switzerland. Visitors take a journey to explore in the new temporary exhibition, based on the research by scientists of ETH Zurich.

Science Museum Group 16 April 2019

Join the Science Museum with this newly created Deputy Director position. Apply by 12 May.

Latvian association of science centers (LZCA) 26 March 2019

The ERC=Science² project, funded by the European Research Council (ERC), attracted once more hundreds of people in Latvia to the topic of “Artificial Intelligence and robotics.” In Riga, Curiosity Centre ZINOO held a three day long Thematic program, aimed at different target groups, including pupils and professionals in the field.

International Centre for Life 8 February 2019

At the International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Apply by 1 March

Hidrodoe 1 February 2019
Hidrodoe - SDG Voice 2019

Hidrodoe will promote the 17 different SDGs for a whole year and will raise awareness among its wide audience.

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia 'Leonardo da Vinci' 9 January 2019
Teachers take part in a workshop on food systems at MUST's Open Day for teachers, 6 October 2018

Our food system faces many challenges and experts increasingly agree that a ‘systems approach’ is essential to guarantee Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) for present and future generations. But what is a ‘food system’, and what does the ‘systems approach’ mean in practice? A policy brief by the EU Think Tank of the FIT4FOOD2030 project and Ecsite member Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia 'Leonardo da Vinci shed light on these concepts.

Science Museum Group 8 January 2019

At the National Science and Media Museum, Bradford (UK). Apply by 20 January

Copernicus Science Centre 8 January 2019
Copernican Revolution Lab

The construction of the new Copernican Revolution Lab (CRL) will start in 2019. This new building of the Copernicus Science Centre complex will be erected in Warsaw’s Powiśle district in 2021.

Mishkat Interactive Center for Atomic & Renewable Energy 5 November 2018
Abdulaziz Alhegelan

NAMES introduces new President Abdulaziz Alhegelan

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