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14 November 2015 - 21 February 2016
Life Science Centre
Times Square
NE1 4EP Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Family Fun at Skating@Life

Newcastle’s only outdoor ice rink returns for 2015! Grab your skates, wrap up warm and head down to Times Square for a whirl around the ice! You could even treat yourself to a delicious hot chocolate for the full festive experience!

Please note: children aged 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult on the ice rink. Children aged 10 - 12 must be supervised by an adult (adults can watch from the viewing platform if they prefer).

20 October 2015 - 15 December 2015
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria

1001 Inventions Exhibition

Discovering Our Past… Inspiring Our Future

The Planetarium Science Center of Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) will host the global blockbuster “1001 Inventions” exhibition and its parallel activities in Egypt. This is in collaboration with 1001 Inventions Foundation and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, with the patronage of the Egyptian Prime Ministry.

2 May 2016 - 5 March 2017
Museon The Hague

Do you see what you see? Taste what you smell? Hear what you see? Your senses and your brain often work together well, however, sometimes things can go wrong. Mistakes like these are exactly what illusionists like to work with and what scientists try to understand the workings of. In the Museon, the two worlds of magic and science touch. Let your senses be bewitched and your brain tricked in Illusions: magic or science?

Illusions - magic or science is open from 2 mei 2016 - 5 march 2017.

12 September 2015
26 locations in Poland

The beauty of science

In order to promote the idea of social development based on education, science, technology and innovation – on the 12th of September a nationwide campaign “SPiN Day – for the Society and Science” will be organised by Porozumienie Społeczeństwo i Nauka SPiN (Society and Science Agreement). It is the first event of this kind implemented on such a scale by science communicators in Poland.

5 September 2015 - 10 September 2015
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt – Forty science communication professionals from southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East will come together for the second edition of the Euro-Mediterranean and Middle East Summer School of Science Communication (EMME) to drive development of new science communication endeavors in their respective countries and regions.

This multicultural effort, motivated by a passion for science communication without borders, is the basis for EMME which will be held at Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt from 5 to 10 September 2015.

9 November 2015 - 10 November 2015
Copernicus Science Centre Warsaw

An international, interdisciplinary research conference: workshops, sessions, panel discussions, meetings with researchers and practitioners.

20 July 2015 - 24 July 2015
Life Science Centre
Times Square
NE1 4EP Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Make and do at Summer Science Camp!

For the first time Life Science Centre is opening its doors for a special Summer Science Camp! At this five day event for 13 to 18 year olds, there will be the chance to do lots of exciting and cool stuff.

9 July 2015
Life Science Centre
Times Square
NE1 4EP Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Professor Susan Greenfield

This lecture is a special event for Game On 2.0. Neuroscientist, writer and broadcaster Professor Susan Greenfield believes long exposure to computers and computer gaming is harmful to the human brain. Her book, Mind Change was published in August 2014. In Mind Change, Professor Greenfield discusses the all-pervading technologies that now surround us. In her view they are creating a new environment, with vast implications, because our minds are physically adapting: being rewired. Using the very latest research, Mind Change is intended to incite debate as well as yield the way forward.

5 June 2015 - 6 September 2015
Life Science Centre
Times Square
NE1 4EP Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Artatomy Example

Artatomy is an exhibition of anatomy inspired artworks created by medical and biomedical science students. This project is hosted by Newcastle Medical School in collaboration with Dr Iain Keenan, visual artist Rachael Allen, and four medical students. Funded by Newcastle Institute of Creative Arts Practice Award 2014.

Artwork pictured was created by Eliza Davison, 4th Year Medical Student at Newcastle University.

14 April 2018 - 3 November 2019
Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte |
Rathausstraße 75-79
66333 Völklingen |

The first Science Center in the SaarLorLux region, the Science Center Ferrodrom®, in the burden shed with its area of more than 10,000 m2, invites the visitor to discover the fascinating world of iron and steel. Ferrodrom® takes visitors from the early days of iron production right through to high-tech products of the future. With the four elements fire, water, earth, and air, iron can be produced at its best. These elements can be sampled with the fire- and wind tornado, the ice cube or the wind-machine.



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

Science Museum Group 12 October 2018

One vacancy at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester (UK). Apply by 31 October.

Science Museum Group 21 September 2018

Academy Programme Leader, Academy Programme Coordinator and Learning Producer. In London, UK. Apply by 10 October

Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Ciência Viva Science Centre , Science Center Netzwerk, Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona, Haus Der Musik BetriebsgesmbH, wissens.wert.welt 13 September 2018
Gago Conference Logo

As part of Ecsite's advocacy efforts, the second edition of the Gago Conference will take place in Vienna (Austria) on 21 September 2018 on the theme of “Science, society and policy towards a Europe of knowledge: On the role of science engagement in Horizon Europe.”

Experimentarium 10 September 2018

TIME Magazine just published a list of the ’World’s Greatest Places’ for the very first time.

The list names the 100 best and most innovative destinations from around the world – spanning 48 countries and six continents.

Three of the world’s greatest places can be found in Copenhagen: Experimentarium, Tivoli and Noma.

Here is what TIME Magazine wrote:

Universcience 7 August 2018

The University of Cyprus responded to a call for proposals for Horizon 2020, the European Union’s newest research and innovation framework program. The objective of Horizon is to establish a center for research and scientific education in Nicosia. The center will facilitate interdisciplinary scientific research, education, responsible citizenship, and innovation, creating a teaching and learning environment for science and STEAM technology (Science – Technology- Engineering- Arts- Mathematics).

International Centre for Life 5 July 2018
Summer holidays at Life Science Centre

Families are invited to explore an activity trail through Life Science Centre’s blockbuster exhibition Robots – then and now this summer holidays as part of an action-packed day at the visitor attraction.

Filled with quizzes, games and activities, the Robots Activity Trail helps younger visitors to get as much out of Life’s new exhibition as their parents, as they explore 500 years of robotic discovery.

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.