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Technopolis, the Flemish Science Centre 6 April 2013

From March 17-19, 2014, Technopolis®, the Flemish science centre (Mechelen, Belgium), in cooperation with the Museum of Natural Sciences (Brussels, Belgium), will host the Science Centre World Summit 2014: Public Engagement for a Better World.

There have been Science Centre World congresses organized on every continent since 1996. Now is the time to rethink the concept and respond to the challenges of our time. Science centers are well established as a networked, professional community.

Fondazione IDIS - Città della Scienza 5 March 2013

One of Europe’s largest and pioneering science engagement institutions, Fondazione IDIS-Città della Scienza, was destroyed by fire on 4 March 2013 in Naples, Italy. The event marks a significant loss to Europe’s science communication field.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 26 December 2012

Do you know the Theory of 21 December 2012 end of time?

On Thursday, 20 December 2012, the Planetarium Science Center (PSC) held a lecture discussing the Theory of End of Time & the Mayan’s Calendar, at the Planetarium theater.

Mr. JAMES D. EDGAR, an overseas traveler, who is fascinated by mythology and ancient civilizations, presented a unique presentation offering a non-academic introduction to Mayan cosmology, mythology and symbolism, drawing on historical elements. Also, the Center’s Astrologist, Dr.

Copernicus Science Centre 7 December 2012

The final Science: it’s a Girl Thing! Gender Day happened at Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, Poland, 5 December 2012. This event challenged the popular stereotypes and proved that science is not all about older men in glasses.

The Polish Gender Day aimed at promoting exact sciences among women as a choice for professional career and breaking the stereotypes linked to the traditional division of career paths into typically male and female ones.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 13 November 2012

Realizing his distinguished stature, the Planetarium Science Center proudly hosts the Fermi Legacy Exhibition, which comprises 10 panels, and 8 groups of photos, and numerous quotations; describing his background, his life, and his achievements and contributions as one of the 20th century leading scientists. The exhibition is taking place at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conferences Center – West Exhibition Hall. This exhibition has been presented by the Italian Embassy in Egypt, to be displayed during the period 6 – 25 November.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 15 October 2012

Observations, fieldtrips, star parties, workshops, lectures, and movies; all are activities of the new Amateur Astronomy Club (AAC) initiated by the PSC. The aim of this club is providing a chance for amateur astronomers to practice astronomy for interest and enjoyment, under the supervision of the PSC specialists. The program comprises a series of events through a period of 3 months, starting from Thursday 27th September.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 15 October 2012

The Planetarium Science Center has organized a cycling event on Friday 5th October morning (6:00 am), as a part of celebrating its 10th anniversary. The trip included riding bikes from Gleem to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina premises in Chatby (a distance of 2 KM). This event aimed to encourage healthy habbits like waking early, playing sports, and healthy eating, through spending an active and enjoyable time, with good company!

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 15 October 2012

As part of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina 10th Anniversary celebrations, the BA Planetarium Science Center has organized The Environment Day, aiming to raise public awareness of the importance of preserving the Egyptian environment. The event comprised a diversity of interactive scientific and cultural activities, designed to suit different ages and social backgrounds, presented in a simplified layout inside a number of booths and a gigantic tent, set on the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Plaza.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 15 October 2012

The PSC has started the first semester workshops for groups this October. Workshops are mainly targeting school trips, in groups of 10 – 25 students. The workshops have various themes and are categorized according to school years. The workshops comprise hands-on scientific activities, that present scientific knowledge in a simplified and interesting approach, which would increase the students’ apptitude to science.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 15 October 2012

After years of success, the Planetarium (PSC) has celebrated its tenth anniversary. “10 years of Science Communication” closing ceremony welcomed school and college students, together with their families to share our pride in the past achievements, and our enthusiasm about the future aspirations. The ceremony took place at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conferences Center’ Great Hall. It included a very interesting movie about the Center’s activities during its history which was full with creativity, hardwork, learning, and teamwork.