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27 April 2019 - 19 May 2019
City of Science Catania

The exhibition Let's give the numbers! - A 3D journey through Fingers, Dice and Data: a fascinating interactive exhibition to discover the world of mathematics and numbers through games and stories. Figures, data, averages, errors, surveys, risk assessments: today we are called to deal more and more with the numbers and even if we can delegate these concerns to others, learning to use and understand the numbers helps us to orient ourselves in the world and take conscious decisions.

25 May 2019 - 4 September 2019
Life Science Centre
Times Square,
NE1 4EP Newcastle-upon-Tyne
United Kingdom
People playing agmes

Game On 2.0 explores the vibrant history, culture and future of gaming, entertainment and technology through more than 150 playable games.

Visitors can play a range of games from arcade classics to modern favourites, including fun party games, such as Rock Band 3.

The exhibition also explores the latest developments in gaming, including how virtual reality is creating ever-more immersive gaming experiences.

25 May 2019
Raumschiff - The Maker-Space for Astronomy
Am Wasser 4
8600 Duebendorf
BastelMix from low- to high-tech professional development workshop

Computational creatures: BastelMix from low- to high-tech

Join us for a day long tinkering workshop with Ryan Jenkins of Wonderful Idea Co at Raumschiff - the Maker-Space (not only) for Astronomy in Zurich.

8 July 2019 - 10 July 2019
Wellcome Genome Campus CB10 1SA Hinxton
United Kingdom
Course location photo

The Public Engagement Masterclass at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridgeshire, UK, is now in its fourth year and supports researchers from all disciplines who aspire to be research leaders in their fields and establish a reputation for quality, embedded public engagement in the context of their research portfolio.

The course will take place from 8 - 10 July 2019, and applications close on 16 April 2019.

6 April 2019 - 23 April 2019
Life Science Centre
Times Square,
NE1 4EP Newcastle-upon-Tyne
United Kingdom

Whether you prefer a Mars or a Milky Way, Life Science Centre is a feast for the whole Galaxy this Easter and children go free* until 6 May 2019!

Highlights of what is included with admission:

It wouldn’t be Easter without chocolate, so enjoy a scrumptious scientific chocolate demonstration that puts your senses to the test!

Join us for the Big Drop Challenge: you will have a few minutes and an array of materials to create a contraption that will be dropped from a great height. Will it float, spin, tumble or fly?

2 February 2019 - 6 April 2019
Life Science Centre
Times Square,
NE1 4EP Newcastle-upon-Tyne
United Kingdom
A couple by Museum of the Moon

It has created a sensation across the world and now Museum of the Moon will shine in Life Science Centre in Newcastle from 2 February until 6 May 2019.

The seven-metre-wide spherical artwork, created by UK artist Luke Jerram, is suspended in the air and displays NASA imagery of the lunar surface. This allows visitors to explore the Moon’s surface in incredible detail – without ever stepping foot off the planet.

11 March 2019 - 17 March 2019
Academy of Sciences
Národní 1009/3
110 00 Prague
Czech Republic
Week of the Brain

Týden mozku (Week of the Brain) is a unique cycle of lectures on the newest discoveries and trends in brain research and neuroscience, which is a part of the Brain Awareness Week (BAW), the world's largest public awareness campaign on the success and benefits of brain research. The Week of the Brain in the Czech Republic was initiated and established by the Czech neuroscientist, Professor Josef Syka in 1998.


20 February 2019 - 19 May 2019
National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci
Via San Vittore 21
20123 Milan

On display for the first time in Italy the works of the Dutch
artist Theo Jansen, known for his kinetic sculptures called
Strandbeests. The international critic defines him as
"a modern Leonardo da Vinci".
These huge beach animals move with the force of the wind.
Thanks to primitive sensors they are able to evolve, with
one unique purpose: survival.

27 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
Hiša eksperimentov (House of experiments)
Trubarjeva 39
1000 Ljubljana
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
Stadhouderslaan 37
2517 HV The Hague

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!



European Space Agency - ESA 18 July 2016
Space Group pre-Conference hands on activities

The Colors of Cooperation” was the theme of Ecsite’s annual conference 2016 in Graz, Austria on 7–11 June, hosted by three Austrian partners: FRida & freD, the Graz Children Museum; Universalmuseum Joanneum; and ScienceCentre-Netzwork.

The Space Group workshop “Space for Life - Develop and share resources”, organised by ESA, Ecsite and the co-chairs of the Space Group, was held on 7–8 June at the Graz Art Museum, Kunshtaus.

European Space Agency - ESA 1 June 2016

The Space Group workshop “Space for Life - Develop and share resources”, organised by ESA and Ecsite will take place on 7–8 June at the Graz Art Museum, Kunshtaus. It will include a presentation of ESA highlights 2016-2018 and space news from the Austria Space Agency. Representatives of science centres and museums will work together on three pilot projects that will be developed with the support of ESA and shared within the Ecsite network during the next years. ESA will also be present at the Business Bistro. ESA will have a very special guest this year, Jean François Clervoy,who will take part in the preconference workhop and we'll be the main speaker at the session "Cooperation in the Space: the ISS"

European Space Agency - ESA 15 April 2016

The European Space Agency (ESA) is awarding a prize to the best application idea that uses Earth observation data on mobile devices. Submit your entry by 18 July

European Space Agency - ESA 22 March 2016
Kunsthaus (c) Graz Tourismus Harry Schiffer

The Colours of Cooperation” is the theme of Ecsite’s annual conference 2016 in Graz, Austria, from 7 to 11 June.

During the Ecsite annual conference, ESA and the Ecsite Space Group have organised a workshop, 'Space for life, develop and share resources' from 7-8 June.

As agreed during the annual meeting held last November at the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci in Milano, the two days will focus on:

European Space Agency - ESA 7 March 2016
Schiaparelli separating from trace gas orbiter

Establishing if life ever existed on Mars is one of the outstanding scientific questions of our time. To address this, the European Space Agency (ESA) has been working in the ExoMars programme.

Museum of London 15 January 2016
Museum of London Director & Mariano Gago Ecsite Awards Jury Chair Sharon Ament

The Museum of London Director will be leading the jury for the next three years.