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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.

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.

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Ustanova Hiša eksperimentov 27 April 2020
The ventilator prototype by Hiša eksperimentov

In the time of COVID-19 striking on us Hiša eksperimentov is, as expected, closed for the public.

Our R & D team decided that we should contribute our knowledge in this fight against the virus.

The result is the ventilator working in two modes:

Ustanova Hiša eksperimentov 6 April 2020
Running exhibits remotely through www or mobile app

Almost 13 years ago the idea to put some of our exhibits online was born in Hiša eksperimentov. The goal was to have Hiša’s doors open even if the physical ones were closed.

Visitors can interact and take control of the exhibits through www or our phone app. Only one person can interact with one exhibit at a time while others wait in line.

The activity was officially launched in 2009 when the EU commissioner Dr Janez Potočnik started the very first online exhibit in Hiša from his office in Brussels.

Universcience 3 April 2020
covid-19

Universcience proposes a virtual exhibition accessible to all so that everyone can understand the scientific aspects of the Covid-19 epidemic.

How to limit transmission? What is the relationship between Covid-19 and pneumonia? Have SARS-CoV-2 and humans just met? Why does it take so long to create a vaccine?

In 11 questions and answers, the exhibition "Coronavirus: What Science Knows! "...share scientific knowledge about the Covid-19 epidemic.

University of Lapland - Arctic Centre 3 April 2020

The Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland seeks a consultant to conduct a study on alternative financial models for public exhibition organizations. Purpose is to identify and compare alternative financial and operational models which would decrease the dependency of exhibition organizations on public funding and that would allow them to keep fulfilling their public mission. The study includes the evaluation of possible required changes or adaptation at the structural and organizational levels depending on the organization’s status.

International Centre for Life 2 April 2020

With the UK on lockdown, the North East Autism Society (NEAS) has moved its activities for Autism Acceptance Week (30 March - 5 April) online, with a series of vodcasts released throughout the week.

International Centre for Life 21 October 2019

The 'Chair’s Award for Outstanding Achievement’ was presented to Linda Conlon in Toronto, Canada, at the annual conference for the Association of Science and Technology Centres (ASTC)

FRida & freD - The Graz Children's Museum, Universalmuseum Joanneum GmbH 15 October 2019

The Centre will open its doors on 19 October 2019 and it will be a key fixture regarding technology and engagement in the province of Styria.

Copernicus Science Centre 14 October 2019

Registrations are now open for the 3rd International Conference on Learning in STEM. This edition will take place at the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, Poland. It will be held on 21 -22 November and the central theme will be Power(lessness) of Objects in STEM Discovery. The deadline for registration is 31 October 2019.

AHHAA Science Centre Foundation 9 October 2019

Science Centre AHHAA took part of an Erasmus+ KA2 strategic partnership project named Boosting Science Education at School. The partnership taught each other and learned how to spice up regular STEM school classes with engaging hands-on experiments. During 2 years, between October 2017 and October 2019, there were 4 trainings, one in each partnering country - Romania, Italy, Greece and Estonia.

Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Ciência Viva Science Centre 25 July 2019
75 children aged 10 to 14 pose for a group picture after their Moon Camp experience

75 children, aged from 10 to 14, experienced an adventure that they will never forget: ESERO Portugal gave them the opportunity to actually spend the night at the Pavilion of Knowledge, in a space environment especially built to celebrate the 20th of July 1969, when men first set foot upon the Moon. These lucky kids were assigned the mission of projecting a lunar village, with their own hands, and live a true space mission for one day. They were selected by their own teachers for having already presented space-related projects in their schools.

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