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25 May 2019
Raumschiff - The Maker-Space for Astronomy
Am Wasser 4
8600 Duebendorf
Switzerland
CH
BastelMix from low- to high-tech professional development workshop

Computational creatures: BastelMix from low- to high-tech

Join us for a day long tinkering workshop with Ryan Jenkins of Wonderful Idea Co at Raumschiff - the Maker-Space (not only) for Astronomy in Zurich.

8 July 2019 - 10 July 2019
Wellcome Genome Campus CB10 1SA Hinxton
United Kingdom
GB
Course location photo

The Public Engagement Masterclass at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridgeshire, UK, is now in its fourth year and supports researchers from all disciplines who aspire to be research leaders in their fields and establish a reputation for quality, embedded public engagement in the context of their research portfolio.

The course will take place from 8 - 10 July 2019, and applications close on 16 April 2019.

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

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.

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NorthernLight Design 11 August 2020

A Netherlands-based consortium of experts and high-tech companies – some of which were also involved in the development of the London Eye – is launching a unique attraction: the Spiral Tower. The world’s first climate-neutral high-rise attraction, the Spiral Tower is an architectural eye-catcher. It features integrated solar panels, vertical gardens and is crowned with an urban windmill. The Spiral Tower will become a landmark for city centres, urban developments, expo terrains and parks, offering visitors 360-degree views of their surroundings.

Effektschmiede GmbH 1 July 2020

If you're creative, interested in working in a team that is dynamic and process-oriented, where no two days are ever alike, and are able to communicate freely in English and German with clients, then send us an email with your CV and the subject line Internship to judith.mann@effektschmiede.de

Effektschmiede GmbH 1 July 2020

Summer, sweltering temperatures, sunshine, and …refreshing mist? This unlikely mixture was recently staged by the Effektschmiede on the square in front of the science centre phaeno in Wolfsburg, Germany. In intervals of half an hour, the four beds of reeds surrounded by seating areas that reach out of the minimalistic, grey square are enveloped in manmade, water-based fog – we do not rely on artificial, chemical fog. The environs are thereby turned into climatic microcosms of their own: the temperatures go down and humidity-levels rise.

Effektschmiede GmbH 1 July 2020

During November and December, the Effektschmiede joined the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's North America tour, operating two 3MTC Tesla Coils which were synchronised to the Orchestra's hard rock jingles. Night after night, the coils and the lights created stunning optics on stage.

Effektschmiede GmbH 1 July 2020

Recently we were visited by Noah Levi, together with the production crew of Jive Germany, to film the music video for his new song ‘Sonne oder Regen’. The Effektschmiede Team pulled out all the stops and took charge of lighting, set design, and the production of rain, fog and lightning effects. Noah’s music video dropped on Friday the 19th of July and today we’re sharing our very own making-of video. Noah Levi – Sonne oder Regen 
Special thanks go to Nicolas Vargas for his great help with the making-of video.

JRA 27 May 2020
Ithra Energy Exhibit - science museum at the King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture

The Energy Exhibit, located within the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) complex, provides a hands-on, immersive experience exploring the world of petroleum - its sciences, energy and technology. The fully renovated science centre, aimed at youth ages 7-14, brings to life Saudi Aramco’s work – from exploration, drilling and production, to refining and shipping.

Hüttinger Interactive Exhibitions 24 February 2020

In February 2019 we were contracted to design, develop and fabricate interactives for Skaperhagen (Creative Garden) gallery at Vilvite Science Center in Bergen, Norway. Skaperhagen invites to take on creative challenges of invention and building using a variety of materials. Working alone or in teams, visitors envision technological solutions and create them from the different odds and ends provided. It is a place to think, experiment and above all, have fun. In Skaperhagen there is no such thing as a bad idea. The new interactive exhibits are on show since June 2019.

NorthernLight Design 14 November 2019
Moving to Mars exhibition - visitor experience by NorthernLight and Fabrique

Immersive experience

NorthernLight Design 3 October 2019
Exhibition Girl Power designed by NorthernLight for Museum Rotterdam

Spurring Rotterdam youth into action

NorthernLight Design 3 October 2019
Exhibition 'Music: hear – make – feel' by NorthernLight

State-of-the-art interactivity

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