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18 June 2012 - 22 June 2012
Espace des sciences Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
10, rue Vauquelin
75005 Paris
France
FR

Organised by Les Atomes crochus, L’île logique and Traces, this 1st Science Clowns event (“Des Clowns et des Sciences”) will offer audiences a set of clown conferences and shows on science in various prestigious venues in Paris, France. A conference will take place in parallel for scientists, explainers and professional clowns to explore their respective universes.

at Espace des sciences Pierre-Gilles de Gennes – ESPCI ParisTech and at Palais de la découverte & Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

More info on www.science-clowns.fr

20 June 2012
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center is celebrating the Eratosthenes Festivity, which has become an annual tradition that takes place every year on 21 June at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the city of Aswan. It is designed for preparatory school students, and includes a series of activities that revolve around the methodology Eratosthenes used in measuring the Earth’s circumference 2000 years ago. On 21 June, the day of summer solstice, the 21st century school students conduct Eratosthenes’ experiment at the BA Plaza and in Aswan (Upper Egypt) to measure the circumference of the earth.

30 May 2012 - 20 October 2012
Scitech Discovery Centre
Sutherland Street Railway Parade
6005 West Perth , WA
Australia
Western Australia AU

This exhibition allows visitors the opportunity to step into the shoes of a palaeontologist and get up-close-and-personal with seven incredible animatronic dinosaurs including Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Muttaburrasaurus and the King of the Cretaceous Period, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Visitors can uncover the secrets behind fossils and learn how these prehistoric creatures lived.

23 May 2012 - 26 May 2012
Sciencetival
Trubarjeva 39
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
SI

Sciencetival is an international four days’ Science Festival on the bridges, squares and streets of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It also partly takes place inside the Slovenian Science Centre – Hisa eksperimentov (The House of Experiments) which is also the organiser of the Sciencetival. The target group are all the curious ones – those who are not afraid to admit that they don’t know everything and are willing to learn new facts.

2 June 2012 - 5 September 2012
Bibliotheca Alexandrina alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center is organizing its Summer Programfor the fifth successive year, and with double its capacity, hoping to accomodate the public increasing demand, as the Program has grown to be very popular among students of all ages. The Program comprises a group of scientific workshops, in addition to one Planetarium show, one documentary movie, visits to the famous ALEXploratorium and the Listen and Discover Auditorium, and lectures.

28 May 2012 - 29 May 2012
Natural History Museum of Toulouse Toulouse
France
FR

AMCSTI (association of museums and centres for the development of scientific, technical and industrial culture) hosts its thirtieth National Congress at the Natural History Museum in Toulouse, France, with the support of Science Animation Midi-Pyrénées and the Natural History Museum of Toulouse. The congres theme is “science and humour”.

14 April 2012
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center will celebrate the GLOBE at Night program, which is an international citizen-science campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution by inviting citizen-scientists to measure their night sky brightness and submit their observations to a website from a computer or smart phone. The GLOBE at Night campaign has run for two weeks each winter/spring for the last six years. People in 115 countries have contributed 66,000 measurements, making GLOBE at Night one of the most successful light pollution awareness campaigns.

2 April 2012 - 10 November 2012
Museon 2517 HV The Hague
Netherlands
NL

You come across Polish people everywhere in the Netherlands: not just in horticulture, glasshouse construction and the building industry, but also in universities, commerce and the art world. This exhibition is all about these people and their history. Poles have been coming to the Netherlands ever since the early twentieth century. First to work in the mines in Limburg. After World War II, many of the Poles who helped to liberate the Netherlands stayed on. During the Communist period, many Poles sought refuge here and these days the glasshouses in the Westland provide work for thousands.

22 April 2012 - 26 April 2012
CosmoCaixa Barcelona
C/ Isaac Newton, 26
08022 Barcelona
Spain
ES

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.

9 March 2012 - 11 March 2012
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria
Egypt
EG

The Planetarium Science Center at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is organizing the third local affiliate fair, Intel Bibliotheca Alexandrina Science & Engineering Fair (Intel BASEF 2012), in collaboration with Intel Co. This competition unites promising young scientists, ages 14–18 from Alexandria and other governorates to showcase their scientific and research talents.

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