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14 April 2019 - 3 November 2019
Weltkulturerbe Völkinger Hütte
Rathausstraße 75-79
66333 Völklingen , SL
Germany
Saarland DE
Mardi Noir | Unfallschutz 2019

Every two years, the Völklinger Hütte World Heritage Site’s UrbanArt Biennale® showcases the most recent developments and trends in international urban art. It is the largest urban art project in the world.

More than 400,000 people have visited the biennale since it was first held in 2011, and nearly 300 renowned urban artists, including Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Futura, have exhibited their work at Völklinger Hütte.

27 April 2019 - 19 May 2019
City of Science Catania
Italy
IT

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
GB
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
Switzerland
CH
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
GB
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
GB

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
GB
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
CZ
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.

www.tydenmozku.cz

12 March 2019 - 13 March 2019
Nausicaa, Centre National de la Mer
BOULEVARD SAINTE BEUVE
62200 BOULOGNE SUR MER
France
FR

Nausicaá, National Sea Centre in France, will host an international conference about Responsible Research, Innovation, Science and Society on 12-13 March 2019 in the framework of the MARINA project funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union.

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

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.

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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:

Imagine exhibitions 7 April 2021
Trolls by Thomas Dambo. Photo credit: Thomas Dambo / Imagine Exhibitions

IMAGINE EXHIBITIONS, INC. AND RECYCLE ARTIST THOMAS DAMBO PARTNER TO DEVELOP A NEW OUTDOOR TROLL TRAVELLING EXHIBITION

Ventspils Zinātnes un inovāciju centrs 25 March 2021
Photo of the construction of VIZIUM, Ventspils, Latvia

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

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