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Miraikan - The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation 28 April 2014

President Obama paid a visit to Ecsite member Miraikan (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Tokyo) end of last week. Addressing Japanese students, he identified “science, technology, maths and engineering” as crucial skills for the “global economy”.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 23 March 2014

1st Egypt’s Science Month is a celebration of science, it aims at increasing the awareness of the contribution of science to our society and how science is important in our life! Egypt’s Science Month is gathering different foundations and initiatives concerned with science and scientists and their goal is to provide opportunities to people of all ages to take part in all science and technologies activities.

The PSC is participating in this initiative with a number of Science Events in March and April 2014;

  • 16-18 March 2014, Intel Bibliotheca Alexandrina Science and Engineering Fair (In

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 23 March 2014

On March 20th, 2014, the Planetarium Science Center at the Library of Alexandria offered high school students Master Classes in Physics. Each Masterclass is a one-day-activity, where researchers invite high school students and let them be scientists for one day. The core activity is a measurement with real data from CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, or European Council for Nuclear Research).

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 23 March 2014

The Planetarium Science Center (PSC) at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) in collaboration with Intel Egypt and the Ministry of Education (MoE) have organized Intel Bibliotheca Alexandrina Science and Engineering Fair 2014 (Intel BASEF 2014). The competition serves the Egyptian youth as it empowers students ages 14 -18 to conduct a research and present their projects findings under 17 science and humanities themes.

Fondazione IDIS - Città della Scienza 26 February 2014

On March 4, 2013 a criminal fire destroyed the Science Centre of Città della Scienza in Naples. On the occasion of the first anniversary next Tuesday, a Framework Program Agreement that will kick off the rebuilding will be signed between the Italian Government, Regione Campania, the City of Naples and Città della Scienza.

Throughout the day, Città della Scienza will open its doors to the public with science labs, talks, music and theatre, to share the desire to rebuild the Science Centre.

Bursa Science and Technology Center 31 January 2014


Bursa Science and Technology Center new building had put into service by the participation of Mr. Fikri IŞIK, Minister of Science, Industry and Technology. Besides the Minister, Governor Mr. Münir KARALOĞLU, Mayor Mr. Recep ALTEPE, Prof. Dr. Yücel ALTUNBAŞAK (president of TUBİTAK) and other esteemed guests took their place at the grand opening.

Local & national presses and public show a big interest in this event. There were over than two thousands people at opening ceremony that had televised by Turkish National Channel (TRT) as live broadcast.

Bursa Science and Technology Center 16 January 2014

Bursa Science and Technology Center which is Bursa Metropolitan Municipality’s vision Project aims to accelerate the development in terms of science and technology in Turkey and to become a model in this context as the first example of entire country. This is a Project that carried out social responsibility under the leadership of Mr.

Scitech 18 December 2013

Mr Alan Brien, Chief Executive Officer of Scitech in Perth, Western Australia has been voted in as the new President of the Asia Pacific Network of Science Centers (ASPAC).

Mr Brien has been CEO of Scitech for 13 years and has led the organisation into a particularly active and prosperous era in their international connections with several Scitech-built exhibitions appearing at venues through the Australian, Asia Pacific and European regions and Scitech science shows being performed at international science festivals.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 12 December 2013

The Planetarium Science Center (PSC) in collaboration with the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AAST) held the first local robotics competition in 27-28 November 2013; The Robotheca Alexandrina Olympiad (RAO). The competition comprised two categories: the Diver Robot and the Robofight. The total number of registered teams was 18 team. The PSC recruited four faculty of engineering students to coach 5 teams comprising the PSC robotics program participants.

Scitech 11 December 2013

Scitech in Perth, Western Australia has created a new interactive multimedia exhibit that explores a colourful and animated world of water known as “Waterlandia”.

“Waterlandia” uses a large two-by-three metre touch screen with 36 touch points, allowing multiple users to interact on the screen at any one time, while still having their own water cycle scenario to tinker with.

Eight months in the making, the exhibit is Scitech’s most ambitious multimedia project to-date and incorporates over 10,000 lines of programming code.

What really makes it stand out is the re-creation of water flow