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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.

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.

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News

CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics 14 January 2019
Web@30 event logo

All Ecsite members are invited to take part in the Web@30 event by hosting either a live or a recorded webcast on 12 March 2019 depending on your time zone.

CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics 16 October 2018

On 20th November 2018, join us to face the "elephant in the room".

This year’s TEDx CERN event will explore the transformative scientific innovation that is impacting the world we live in and tackle the incertitude of humanity’s destiny as a species. Where are we going? Will we destroy ourselves? Will we create new selves?

More information here https://tedxcern.web.cern.ch/

Contact us if you're interested in hosting a webcast.

CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics 10 October 2018
TEDxCERN

CERN will host its 5th edition of TEDxCERN on Tuesday 20 November 2018. Addressing the Elephant in the room. All Ecsite members are invited to host a live feed.

Wellcome Genome Campus - Connecting Science 31 July 2018
Wellcome Genome Campus - Connecting Science

Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science is looking for a Senior Social Scientist to join the Society and Ethics Research group. Apply by 12 August. 

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.

Bialystok University of Technology 12 March 2018
NANO2ALL multi-stakeholder dialogue participants at the Bialystok University of Technology, Poland

We need wider access to knowledge about socially responsible nanotechnology innovations dedicated to citizens, said nanotextile stakeholders in dialogue event.

CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics 25 January 2018

Several fellowships are available at CERN, Switzerland. Spotted: Communications Officer at the EU Projects Office, Social Media Officer, Full-stack web developer. Apply by 5 March, 23:59 CET.

CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics 5 September 2017
CERN logo

At CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. Apply by 24 September.

CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics 17 July 2017

We expect to have science communication opportunities in CERN’s Education, Communications and Outreach group in late 2017 and early 2018. Apply now to add your details to the database of potential candidates.

King's College London 29 May 2017
King's College London

At King’s College London, UK. Apply by 8 June.

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