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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.

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

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News

International Centre for Life 18 January 2021
Centre for Life is now being used as a large vaccination centre - photo credit: Centre for Life

The International Centre for Life in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, is believed to be the first science centre in the world to be used as a COVID-19 large vaccination centre.

CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics 18 January 2021

CERN is recruiting a creative-thinking Communications Officer with excellent communication skills. Deadline is 8 February.

Hüttinger Interactive Exhibitions 27 November 2020

In August 2018 we were contracted with the concept and detailed design of Techniquest‘s Science Capital, and, half a year later, to design and build it.The Science Capital project has been the biggest in nearly 34 years of Techniquest’s existence and was aimed to radically transform the science centre and diversify their audience. It consists of a significant extension, expanding the floor space by 60% and introducing 52 brand-new exhibits. The Science Capital was officially opened to the public on 14th November 2020.

Hüttinger Interactive Exhibitions 27 November 2020

In April 2019 we were contracted by Aberdeen Science Centre for the development, design, fabrication and installation of 60 exhibits and associated graphics for the new interactive galleries as part of a £6m renovation project. The ground floor themes are Energy, Space, Life Sciences and a special area for the under-6s. On the new First Floor exhibition is Make It and Test It, themed primarily on engineering and maths. The exhibits were chosen to be open ended, developing skills and encouraging repeat visits.

Hüttinger Interactive Exhibitions 27 November 2020

In January 2019 we were entrusted with the design and build of 86 interactive exhibits for the Medicine Education Center within Technoda Science & Technology Education Center. The hands-on, interactive exhibits are aimed to engage visitors of all ages in technologies that are used in medicine. The individual exhibits explore several themes, including ultrasound, endoscopy and surgery. The Medicine Education Center will be officially opened to the public end of 2020.

technoda.org.il

Imagine exhibitions 14 October 2020

In an effort to help support your organization during this challenging time and to support a successful future for museums, the American Alliance of Museums Traveling Exhibitions Network (TEN) is administering a survey that addresses your intent to host incoming traveling exhibitions over the next three years. We are asking that the decision maker(s) on incoming traveling exhibitions for your institution complete this survey by Tuesday, October 27.

Ecsite 9 October 2020

The newly-released spaceEU Engage with Space Toolkit is a ready-to-use digital collection of space centred activities with a specific focus on girls and underserved communities.

focusTerra, ETH Zurich 5 October 2020

The exhibition TRAVEL STONES is a virtual collection of YOUR favourite stones from anywhere in the world and the story you associate with them. Join in!

Heureka - The Finnish Science Centre 10 September 2020
Mikko Myllykoski

Mikko Myllykoski is the new director of the foundation which operates Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre. Congrats!

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