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20 June 2011
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center has been celebrating Eratosthenes Festivity every year since 2003 on 21 June, the day of the summer solstice. School students gather at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Plaza to measure the circumference of the earth. This is to honor the outstanding scientist and third director of the ancient Library of Alexandria, using the method that he had used 2000 years ago. 450 participants joined this enlightening experiment and benefited from the lectures given by eminent astrologers at the Bibliotheca Conference hall.

11 June 2011 - 18 June 2011
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina has had the pleasure of hosting the National Youth Chess Tournament for boys and girls of ages 8, 10, 12 & 14 years. The tournament lasted for a week and included the opening ceremony, the matches and judging, the closing ceremony and medals and cups distribution. 120 participants came from all parts of Egypt, whether previous national and international champions or new players from the Egyptian Chess Federation.

11 June 2011 - 24 August 2011
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is welcoming students that have registered to participate in the Center’ Summer Program that extends throughout the summer. Children, ages 4 to 16 divided into 4 age groups, enjoy a scheduled program of practical workshops, lectures, planetarium shows, and documentary movies. They have lots of fun practicing knowledge with the Center’ crew. This year the Program participants were about 1000 students from all school grades.

14 June 2011
The Science Gallery Dublin
Ireland
IE

What questions are raised by the blurring boundary between body augmentation and enhancement? Will medical and technical practices which compensate for physical limitations soon bring abilities beyond that of the ‘natural’ human body? Are we already ‘augmented’ humans?

13 June 2011
The Science Gallery Dublin
Ireland
IE

Come see one of the world’s most celebrated performance artists perform a special piece exclusively for HUMAN+ in Science Gallery.

4 November 2011 - 12 May 2012
Scitech
Sutherland Street
6004 West Perth
Australia
AU

Do you have what it takes to be a hero? How would you react in a high-pressure scenario with people’s lives at stake? ‘Rescue’ is a unique, hands-on exhibition that focuses on the science and technology of rescue scenarios and emergency services. ‘Rescue’ puts you in charge as you discover what it’s like to be involved in land, sea and air rescues. Take control of a full-size helicopter simulator to get a bird’s eye view of a rescue scene and use infrared cameras to look for heat signals.

15 May 2011 - 19 May 2011
CosmoCaixa Barcelona
C/ Isaac Newton, 26
08022 Barcelona
Spain
ES

15th International Course on Scientific Museography.

Thirty years have elapsed since ”la Caixa” Foundation’s Science Museum opened its doors in Barcelona. Following twenty-four years of activity and museological reflection, CosmoCaixa, as the museum is known today, came into being. Since then, it has received six million visitors as well as recognition from the European Museum Forum in the form of the European Museum of the Year Award 2006.

11 March 2016 - 31 August 2016
Granada
Avda de la Ciencia s/n
18006 Granada , GD
Spain
Granada ES

The exhibition “Imaging Education. 50 with Frato” is an invitation to think, to discuss ill thought practices, to imagine a change. At the same time it is an opportunity to show the intelligence and creativity of children and their ability to learn and build.

17 February 2011 - 30 August 2011
Museon
Stadhouderslaan 37
2517HV Den Haag
Netherlands
NL

Science affects our daily lives and shapes our perception of the world. The engine of change is the desire to question everything around us. What revolutionary discoveries have we made concerning ourselves, our health, our planet and our universe within the past one hundred years?

The exhibition consists of Science Lounge and four themes displayed as flagship stores: Life and Mind, Better Health, System Earth and Beyond the Visible.

Science Changing the World is produced as a joint effort by four leading science centres located throughout Europe.

12 November 2010 - 12 February 2011
Continium - Discovery Center Kerkrade
Museumplein 2
6461 MA Kerkrade
Netherlands
NL

How speedy are you? Come and discover it in the fastpaced exhibition SPEED: Science in Motion, on display until the 13th of February 2011 in Discovery Center Continium in Kerkrade (NL)! Discover why race cars are so fast, test if you are as fit as a racing driver and try to change a tyre as fast as a real pit crew. Race to the Continium and discover the science of SPEED!

SPEED: Science in Motion is designed by SCITECH, Australia.

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News

Science Museum Group 6 July 2017
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At Science Museum Group, UK. Apply by 30 July.

Copernicus Science Centre 6 July 2017
Melania Trump at the Copernicus Science Centre with Director Robert Firmhofer, 6 July 2017. Credit A. Steifer

Mrs Trump was in Poland on the occasion of President Donald Trump's official visit to the country. At the Copernicus Science Centre, Melania Trump and Poland’s First Lady, Agata Kornhauser–Duda participated in activities connected with acquiring digital competences.

Miraikan - The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation 3 July 2017
Science Centre World Summit, 15-17 November, Tokyo, Japan. #SCWS2017

Science centre world leaders will be getting together on 15-17 November in Tokyo for the 2017 Science Centre World Summit, hosted by Miraikan, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. The early bird rate ends on 15 July. Register now

Hüttinger Interactive Exhibitions 21 June 2017

Following our work for the Miami Science Museum back in 2011 and 2012 we were contracted to design and build hands-on exhibits for Feathers to the Stars in October 2016.

TRACES / Espace des Sciences Pierre-Gilles de Gennes 19 June 2017
preliminary results - citizen dialogue in France

Read the preliminary results of the citizen dialogue held in France in the framework of the NANO2ALL project.

Innovatum Science Center 19 June 2017
nanodialogue in sweden - results

Read the preliminary results of the citizen dialogue held in Sweden in the framework of the NANO2ALL project.

TRACES / Espace des Sciences Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Dialogue Social Enterprise GmbH, NOESIS - Thessaloniki Science Center and Technology Museum 15 June 2017
Mariano Gago Ecsite Awards - 2017 winners, Ecsite Annual Conference, 15 June 2017

The winners of the 2017 Mariano Gago Ecsite Awards have just been announced at the Opening Ceremony of the Ecsite Annual Conference. TRACES – Espace des Sciences Pierre-Gilles De Gennes, Paris (France) won in the ‘Smart and Simple’ category. Dialogue Social Enterprise, Hamburg (Germany) won in the ‘Sustainable Success’ category. NOESIS - Thessaloniki Science Center & Technology Museum (Greece) got a Special mention for courageous leadership.

Science Center Netzwerk 9 June 2017

The topic of health is becoming ubiquitous and prominent particularly in Europe which is seeking coping strategies addressing the issue of ageing population.

Parque de las Ciencias 2 June 2017

The upwards trend in life expectancy is a positive development, but what really interests researchers, policy makers and every one of us is healthy life expectancy – the number of years lived in good health.

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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