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Events

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.

1 November 2018 - 31 August 2019
Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte
Rathausstr., 75-79
66333 Völklingen
Germany
DE
Christian Boltanski: Erinnerungen | Souvenirs | Memories

Christian Boltanski was also inspired by the daily work performed by the ironworkers and has dedicated a large temporary installation to them and their emotions. In addition to the forced labour memorial site, he has created a major installation in memory of the workers at Völklinger Hütte. Located in the 800-square-metre ore shed, this installation comprises ninety-one atmospherically illuminated lockers from all parts of the ironworks. The voices of former ironworkers recalling their work at Völklinger Hütte resonate from the lockers.

20 October 2018 - 4 November 2018
Life Science Centre
Times Square
NE1 4EP Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
GB
A woman and girl dressed as witches make potions.

Children can visit Life Science Centre for FREE* this half-term (20 October – 4 November) so all little monsters can enjoy the frightfully good events on offer!

Not enrolled in a school for witchcraft and wizardry? Don’t fret! Join us for our spellbinding Potions workshop and watch things rise from the depths of a cauldron before trying to make you own.

1 November 2018
Life Science Centre
Times Square
NE1 4EP Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
GB
Robots: hopes and fears – evening panel discussion

There are many ways in which robots could improve healthcare and wellbeing: robotic surgeons are already being used in highly intricate operations, including to treat patients with pancreatic and kidney cancer; in our aging society, robots could help to care for the elderly with humanoid carers; while the many people who are unable to drive for health reasons could find greater independence thanks to driverless cars.

5 October 2018 - 7 October 2018
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie Paris
France
FR

To celebrate the European Year of Cultural Heritage, Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie has invited some of its European partners to the national Science Festival in Paris, France. From October 5th to 7th, some of their best scientific facilitators will host booths in a unique European village in the great hall of the Cité. This free and open for all event will help shining a light on European scientific and technical cultures to our 65,000 expected visitors.

18 October 2018 - 19 October 2018
artloft.Berlin Berlin
Germany
DE

We're proud to announce the first STEAM Hub Innovation Forum on Science Communication. Join us for this two-day networking conference at artloft.berlin, on 18th and 19th of October 2018. Save the date for great talks, creative networking opportunities and useful workshops on the future of our field.

Who can participate? SMEs, research institutions, museums, science centers, science communicators, educators, artists and creative individuals.

19 May 2018 - 22 April 2019
Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte
Rathausstr., 75-79
66333 Völklingen
Germany
DE

Elizabeth II is a living legend; her life spans an entire epoch. Indeed, during her reign, she has seen the terms of office of all German Federal Chancellors to date, as well as those of British Prime Ministers from Winston Churchill through to Theresa May. Queen Elizabeth II is, moreover, the most portrayed person of the 20th and 21st centuries. With its many depictions of the Queen, this exhibition brings to life the 90 years of her reign.

14 April 2019 - 4 April 2020
Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte
Rathausstr., 75-79
66333 Völklingen

Ottmar Hörl is acclaimed throughout the world for his large-scale temporary projects focussing on art as a means of communication. His works have been showcased around the world and depict eminent figures such as Karl Marx, Charles the Great, Richard Wagner and Martin Luther. Ottmar Hörl's "Second Life – 100 Workers" is an exciting sculptural project specially created for the Völklinger Hütte World Heritage Site.

25 March 2018 - 6 January 2019
Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte
Rathausstr., 75-79
66333 Völklingen
Germany
DE
barry cawston

Banksy's projects "Dismaland" and "Walled Off Hotel" achieved the greatest worldwide response of all art projects in 2015 and 2017. It is a sensation that Banksy's official photographer, Barry Cawston, is bringing these extraordinary art projects to life for the first time worldwide in an exhibition with his very special pictures.

28 June 2018 - 2 December 2018
Museon The Hague
Netherlands
NL
National Geograpic Greatest Landscapes

With the National Geographic exhibition "Greatest Landscapes" we want to highlight the Museon's status as the Netherlands' most important geography museum. The exhibition shows breathtaking views and beautiful panoramas of the most special places on earth. From the heat of the desert to the barren polar regions, from sharp cliffs to rolling hills. All the photos in recent years have been taken by the best photographers from National Geographic. With this exhibition, we not only want to depict serene scenery, but also the influence of mankind on the landscape - for good and for bad.

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News

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 4 September 2022

Midyear program 2017

The Planetarium Science Center is organizing the Mid-year Program for students of ages 4-22 years old, during the period 29 January to 9 February 2017. Online registration will open on the following link www.bibalex.org/psc/midyear, from 9 January 2017 till all places are reserved.

Science programs

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 4 September 2022

Summer Program 2017

Since 2005 the PSC has organized the PSC summer Program which includes various activities, experiments, scientific contests, lectures, and shows. Participants are divided into groups according to their ages Each group has a number of schedules from which each participant chooses according to his convenience. The purpose of this program is to emphasize the bond between students and learning by approaching knowledge through fun and games.

Science programs

Ecsite, Esplora Interactive Science Centre 1 August 2022
Ecsite Conference 2023 logo

Preparations are in full flow for the Ecsite 2023 Conference in Malta hosted by Esplora.

Did you know that each Conference has it's own unique brand identity? This year the team at Esplora have incorporated a key element of Malta's cultural heritage, the Luzzu, into their design.

Esplora Interactive Science Centre 26 July 2022

On Saturday 23rd July, Birgu’s Couvre Porte was decorated with the colours of Esplora as the science festival Esperimenta Tikka Xjenza was held with the main aim to bring the immersive world of science to the community. This festival was the science centre’s latest initiative to showcase that science can be entertaining and accessible to all.

Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències - Museu de les Ciències Príncep Felipe 25 July 2022
Miriam Atienza top tips

This month we are pleased to hear from Miriam Atienza, newly elected Ecsite Board Member and Director of Content at The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia.

Esplora Interactive Science Centre 22 July 2022

Esplora Interactive Science Centre has always strived to provide a fully accessible visitor experience and the new multisensory room project fully supported by Bank of Valletta p.l.c. will give people with physical, intellectual, emotional or behavioural disabilities an enhanced inclusive experience.

Esplora Interactive Science Centre 15 July 2022

The Kenup Foundation (www.kenup.eu), EDU (medical.edu.mt) and the Malta Council for Science and Technology (mcst.gov.mt) organized a press conference at Esplora on the 14th of April 2022, during which an update was given about their joint ‘Ukrainian Families Adoption’ initiative. The Kalkara offices housing Kenup and EDU staff have been transformed into a residence for ten Ukrainian families fleeing their war-torn country.

Lviv Open Lab 12 July 2022

When facing challenges of war youth center for science popularization and STEAM education Lviv Open Lab came up with an idea of STEAM camp for youth.

There are a lot of internally displaced people at the moment in Lviv - a city in the Western part of Ukraine where people are coming from regions suffering from war in search for a shelter. One third of those people are teenagers and youth, so there is a strong need to integrate those people into the local community. This is where STEAM camp in Lviv Open Lab takes action.

Ontario Science Centre 5 July 2022
MindWorks Exhibition

Ever wonder what’s happening in your head? The Ontario Science Centre launches MindWorks, a new hands-on, bodies-on psychology travelling exhibition.

MindWorks brings ideas like decision-making, memory and emotions to life through playful, interactive exhibits.

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