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Events

27 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
Hiša eksperimentov (House of experiments)
Trubarjeva 39
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
SI
Creating new ScShow

If you are producing and/or performing Science Shows (or you have such intents) attending the INSPIRE workshop is a must

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.

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News

Montpellier University / Service Culture Scientifique 2 June 2021
Festival Sud de Sciences, 21-27 November

For the first time since its creation, the Festival Sud de Sciences is calling for films for its programming. The deadline for submissions is 21 June!

Naturalis Biodiversity Center, CosmoCaixa, "la Caixa" Banking Foundation 7 May 2021
Naturalis Biodiversity Center, winners of EMYA2021 - photo credit: Naturalis

Two Ecsite members, Naturalis (Leiden, the Netherlands) and CosmoCaixa (Barcelona, Spain) have won prizes at the European Museum of the Year Awards. Futurium (Berlin, Germany) also received a Special Commendation. Congratulations to them all!

International Centre for Life 14 April 2021

Life Science Centre, in Newcastle, UK, has been awarded the Gold Standard by The North East Autism Society (NEAS), making it the first visitor attraction to ever receive the award.

Universcience 8 April 2021
NL institutionnelle

Universcience has launched its institutional newsletter, which is addressed to all the actors of the scientific culture field.

You will find below the links to the first two issues:

Ventspils Zinātnes un inovāciju centrs 25 March 2021

A new Science and Innovation Centre “VIZIUM” is being built in Ventspils, Latvia, with the aim to draw interest to science, innovation, the field of STEM and to inspire not only Ventspils residents, but also guests from Europe and over the world.

The Association for Science and Discovery Centres 12 March 2021

Dr Penny Fidler, the founding CEO of ASDC, has announced that she will be stepping down from the role of CEO in April to pursue exciting new challenges and adventures.

phaeno gGmbH 3 March 2021
phaeno mourns the loss of its founding director. Photo credit: phaeno

phaeno mourns the loss of its founding director Dr. Wolfgang Guthardt. A book of condolence has been opened online.

Hüttinger Interactive Exhibitions 1 March 2021

In August 2019 we were contracted to conceptually design, develop and fabricate the interactive gallery for Альметрика Интерактивный центр - Almetrika Interactive Centre. Almetrika invites to fascinating scientific and educational tours. One can not only watch and listen, but also perform experiments and experiences by oneself at the interactive equipment. 55 state-of-the-art exhibits help to visualise complex physical concepts such as time, mass, length, electricity, light, temperature, matter and energy.

Hüttinger Interactive Exhibitions 1 March 2021

In 2014 we had the pleasure to design and build the H2Oh! water gallery for AAHOM. In 2019, we were again contracted by the museum to work together with the in-house design team to develop and fabricate exhibits for the renewal of their All About You exhibition. The exhibits were delivered and installed in the summer of 2020.

aahom.org

**all pictures courtesy TJ Samuels**

Video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i7HQ7eGV_k&feature=youtu.be

Botanic Gardens Conservation International - BGCI 19 February 2021

Last chance to register for the free Reforestation Conference: 24-26 February 2021

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