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9 November 2011
Fondazione Idis-Città della Scienza
Via Coroglio 104
80124 Naples
Italy
IT

World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated each year on 10 November. Città della Scienza as an “ONG in relation with Unesco”, takes part to this initiative in particular for what concern Naples activities. The event will involve all actors (universities, NGOs, CVOs, etc) who work in international cooperation contributing to peace and development processes. The Day will have a particular relevance in Naples since it has been considered as a crossroad of different cultures and civilizations and the city will be involved in great international events, which will be hosted in Naples, such as the World Urban Forum in 2012 and the Forum of Cultures in 2013.

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.

23 September 2011 - 29 November 2011
Polo Museale - Science Museum - Camerino University
Piazza dei Costanti, 7
62032 Camerino
Italy
IT

The exhibition “The Black Dragon Song” (Singing Insects), produced by the National Museum of Natural Science in Taichung (Taiwan), will be on display from September 24th to November 30th, 2011 at the Science Museum, Crivelli Hall, Polo Museale of Camerino University. “The Black Dragon Song” uses recycled and recyclable materials and through multimedia such as animations and games, the exhibition will illustrate the ecological and cultural importance of all singing insects. The exhibition features hypertexts and multimedia files, which will explain how the insects’ sound production mechanisms

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.

14 September 2011
Eureka! - The National Children's Museum
Discovery Road
HX1 2NE Halifax
United Kingdom
GB

The Chairman and Trustees of ASDC are delighted to invite you to ASDC’s first Annual Conference on Thursday, 15 September 2011, at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum in Halifax. The conference is supported by the Wellcome Trust, and runs alongside the British Science Festival – just ten minutes away by train in Bradford.

7 September 2011
Camerino University Science Museum
Piazza dei Costanti, 7
62032 Camerino
Italy
IT

Come to know our didactic laboratories scheduled for the next year! The Science Museum and the Botanical gardens “Carmela Cortini” of the University of Camerino, in collaboration with the Pinacoteca e Museo civici and Museo Arcidiocesano “G. Boccanera”, open their doors to school teachers to show their didactic activities, temporary exhibitions and events scheduled for 2011/2012. Enjoy yourself discovering our laboratories, expositions end events!

Camerino, Convento San Domenico, September 8 2011 – 9.00 a.m.

http://web.unicam.it/museodellescienze/

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.

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Rijksmuseum Boerhaave 8 June 2018

At Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, Leiden, Netherlands. A new treasure chamber of science and medicine.

Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, the Netherlands’ treasure chamber of science and medicine, has just reopened with a series of brand new permanent galleries and theatrical experiences showcasing a collection spanning five centuries of medical research and innovation. The museum has been named after Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738), one of the leading scientists in Europe in his day. He was an all-rounder: a skilled physician, anatomist, botanist, chemist, humanist and researcher.

Tekniska museet 8 June 2018

At Tekniska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden. Enter the world of computer games.

Play Beyond Play is a complete experience featuring game stations, imaginative game environments and workshops.

Nostalgia, amusement and advanced digital technology are brought together as we tell the story of Sweden’s computer game industry – one of the most globally widespread cultural forms. It is also an industry that is driving the development of digital technology at a rapid pace.

Universcience 8 June 2018

At Universcience, Paris, France. An exhibition that masters the power of fire. 

The exhibition Feu explores how humans have tried to control fire through time. This theme was chosen following a fire that took place in 2015 at the Cite des sciences et de l’Industrie. It was developed in partnership with Paris fire brigade.

Hüttinger Interactive Exhibitions 7 June 2018

What looks like an oversized walnut and has the same consistency as tofu? Surprisingly, it is the human brain. Despite its unusual appearance, we certainly should not underestimate this highly complex command centre in our head. It can perform incredible things – and even runs at full speed when we are sound asleep. Take a closer look at the fascinating world of the human brain! Hüttinger designed, developed and built Super Brain.

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Tycho Brahe Planetarium, Exploratório - Centro Ciência Viva de Coimbra 7 June 2018
Mariano Gago Ecsite Awards winning project, 2018: Made in Space exhibition at the Tycho Brahe Planetarium, Copenhagen, Denmark © Tycho Brahe Planetarium, pic. by Lars E Andreasen

The winners of the 2018 Mariano Gago Ecsite Awards have just been announced at the Opening Ceremony of the Ecsite Annual Conference. The Tycho Brahe Planetarium (Copenhagen, Denmark) won in the ‘Sustainable Success’ category and Exploratório – Ciência Viva Science Centre of Coimbra (Portugal) won in the ‘Smart and Simple’ category. 

Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona, Barcelona Ciència i Universitats. Ajuntament de Barcelona 4 June 2018

Hosted on 14-16 November by the Natural Sciences Museum of Barcelona and Barcelona Ciència in Barcelona, Spain. Senior Managers of Ecsite Full member organisations will be coming together for 2.5 days of networking, high-profile talks and workshops and peer learning.

Jaermuseet, Norwegian Petroleum Museum 3 June 2018
A view of Ljubljana and its castle - picture Primož Hieng / Ljubljana Tourism

The 2020 Ecsite Conference will be taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 11-13 June 2020. It will be hosted by the Kersnikova Institute.

The 2021 Ecsite Conference will be taking place in Stavanger, Norway, on 10-12 June 2021. It will be co-hosted by Jærmuseet and the Norwegian Petroleum Museum.

Wellcome Genome Campus - Connecting Science 25 May 2018

We’re looking for a Researcher Engagement Coordinator to join our fabulous public engagement team at the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge, which is home to the world-leading Wellcome Sanger Institute and EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute.

International Centre for Life 17 May 2018

The International Centre for Life (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) is looking for a Senior public engagement officer. Apply by 1 June.

International Centre for Life 7 May 2018

The International Centre for Life (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) is looking for a Science Events Manager. Apply by 18 May.

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