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9 July 2011 - 27 July 2011
Planetarium Science Center at Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria

the PSC Summer Program includes a unique workshop about the secrets of the legendary ancient Egyptians.In the first part, children learn the mummification process using a human model, know the chemical materials used during the process and make a canopy jars. In the second part, children will make a tomb model and discover the ancient Egyptian chemical elements as well as the different types of dyes.The target age is 6-11 years.

20 June 2011
Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria

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

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

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.

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

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

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
Avda de la Ciencia s/n
18006 Granada , GD
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
Stadhouderslaan 37
2517HV Den Haag

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

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.

18 February 2011
Continium – Discovery Center Kerkrade
Museumplein 2
6461 MA Kerkrade

On Saturday, the 19th of February 2011, the Benelux Finale of the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) will take place in Discovery Center Continium in Kerkrade (NL). Over 300 teams of children between 8 and 15 participated in the various regional finales of the FLL in the Netherlands and Belgium. Of these 300 eams eventually 40 teams managed to place themselves for the grand Benelux Finale. They will prepare their selfbuild robots for the challenge of making it to the Europena Finale.



Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències - Museu de les Ciències Príncep Felipe 24 June 2016
Els nostres dinosaures

A unique chance to know some of the main paleontological discoveries of the Comunitat Valenciana. An amazing journey through 250 millions of years to know how was the world a long time ago. From footprints sites until the big iguanodon from the Els Ports region, you can fin in this memorable exhibition true pieces, fossils, mockups, replica and incredible audiovisual resources.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 23 June 2016

Eratosthenes is the Greek scientific writer, astronomer, and poet, who made the first measurement of the size of Earth. The Festivity includes a series of activities, designed for preparatory school students, revolving around the methodology used in measuring the Earth’s circumference 2000 years ago.

Tekniska museet , International Centre for Life 9 June 2016
#EcsiteAwards trophy

This year, Ecsite members were competing for the Ecsite Strategic Partnership Award, recognising extraordinary collaboration between an Ecsite member and an external partner

Experimentarium 1 June 2016

Nils Hornstrup, Senior Science Consultant and former Deputy Director of Experimentarium has passed away on May 17th 2016 following a very brief illness.

Science Museum Group 15 May 2016
Eric, the UK's first robot

Launched by the Science Museum London ahead of the Museum's major Robots exhibition opening in February 2017.

International Centre for Life 6 May 2016
Linda Conlon

Having set up and run one of the UK’s leading science centres for the past 16 years, Linda Conlon is heading to China to share her knowledge with the country’s growing science centre industry.

Linda Conlon, MBE, Chief Executive of Newcastle’s International Centre for Life and Chair of the Association of Science and Technology Centres, ASTC, the global body representing science centres and museums, is heading to China to advise the country’s science centre industry on how to establish and maintain audiences through engaging science communication.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 5 May 2016

As usual at this time of the year, the Planetarium Science Center at Bibliotheca Alexandrina opens registration for its Summer Program, for school students, ages 4-16. the program takes place during the period from May 22 to September 8 2016.
The program offers a variety of scientific activities, including a group of selected scientific workshops carefully designed to attract students and make learning an enjoyable experience.

International Centre for Life 25 April 2016
The Brain Zone at Centre for Life

A new exhibition at the Life Science Centre will help us understand what’s going on inside our heads.

The Brain Zone, a new exhibition telling the story of the brain and how it works, revealing some of its secrets and exploring the techniques scientists use to study it, has opened at the Life Science Centre.

The exhibition was funded by the Wellcome Trust, one of the largest biomedical research charities in the world and was officially opened by its Chair, Baroness Manningham-Buller.

Swiss Science Center Technorama 30 March 2016
Remo Besio

Former Technorama Director Remo Besio passed away on 14 March at the age of 75. An obituary by Michel Junge, Director of phaeno (Wolfsburg, Germany), who worked with him at Technorama for more than 10 years.

Copernicus Science Centre 30 March 2016

http://ips2016.org/registration Don't wait any longer!!!

Dear Colleagues,

Make sure you register by March 30th to benefit from the early bird rates for the IPS 2016 Conference (June 19-23).