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5 December 2019
PwC
1 Embankment Place
WC2N 5NP London
United Kingdom
GB
BlooloopLIVE UK 2019 speakers

blooloopLIVE UK is a one day conference for professionals in the visitor attractions industry. Our speakers are leaders and experts who will highlight future trends and strategies. 
This unmissable event is a one day business briefing followed by networking drinks.

9 November 2019 - 5 January 2020
Life Science Centre
Times Square
NE1 4EP Newcastle upon Tyne

Make, investigate and celebrate Christmas at Life with all the family.

Included in your science centre ticket are festive-themed Science Theatre shows, making Christmas decorations, coding Christmas tree light patterns and investigating the properties of fake snow.

Visitors can even make their own ink to write a letter to Santa and be dazzled at Science busking Christmas demonstrations. (Some activities are for ages 7+ only).

The new Space Zone will show video messages, recorded by astronauts as they spent the holidays on the International Space Station!

17 October 2019 - 18 October 2019
Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art
Laudongasse 15-19
1080 Vienna
Austria
AT
PISEA logo

Improving our work with and for marginalised groups of adult migrants and refugees.

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.

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Hüttinger Interactive Exhibitions 28 April 2022

In April 2019 we were entrusted with the conceptual re-design of the museum‘s GAIA exhibition. This contract was followed by the order to design and build the this new gallery, now renamed ΚΛΙΜΑΤΙΚΗ ΑΛΛΑΓΗ ΚΑΙ ΕΜΕΙΣ (lit. Climate Change and Us). The exhibition displays 19 interactives covering several themes related to climate change on both a global and a personal scale. The topics are Consum and Waste, Energy Consumption, Transport, Food Production, Water Use, and Living. Climate Change and Us was officially opened in April 2022.

Ecsite 29 March 2022

The call is open to Ecsite Full member organisations - deadline 15 May 2022.

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) 25 March 2022

The EMBL is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated Outreach & Public Engagement Officer to join the European Learning Laboratory for Life Sciences Team in Heidelberg, Germany.

Copernicus Science Centre 16 March 2022

Ecsite member Copernicus Science Centre have already witnessed the huge impact of the arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Ukraine. Here is a glimpse of some of the activities they have already started in order to support the Ukrainian people.

Raumschiff - The Maker-Space for Astronomy 28 February 2022

We are looking for a public engagement professional to work for our new project ‘Open Science Club’ aiming at engaging children and adults in astronomy over a longer period of time: science - a hobby just like music or sports. The club will be built around citizen science and open data. A variety of activities involving the local and international learning landscapes around astronomy will allow for individual learning paths. A good knowledge of German is a must.

Universcience 3 February 2022
science news vision of Europe

For the French presidency of the Council of the European Union (January-June 2022), Universcience offers to discover Europe’s initiatives, major projects and achievements in the scientific and industrial fields.

Science North 15 December 2021

Science North CEO Guy Labine has announced that he will step down from leadership of the science centre next March. He will become the President and CEO of the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix.

Hüttinger Interactive Exhibitions 1 December 2021

After our work for the Cell Lab back in 2005 we were commissioned with its redesign, renovation and remanufacturing in October 2020. As far as possible, old parts and exhibits were reused in the new furniture. The Cell Lab allows the handling of real laboratory equipment and gives an insight into the work of a modern laboratory - it was reopened to the public in mid-November 2021.

all pictures on this page © phaeno, Janina Snatzke

Universcience 12 October 2021
FDS Europe

Thank you to the Deutsches Museum (Germany), the Tekniska Museet (Sweden), the Hiša Eksperimentov (Slovenia), the Esplora Interactive Science Centre (Malta) and the Copernicus Science Centre (Poland) !

They were part of the French Science Festival from 1 to 3 October at the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie and successfully met with the French audience.

Institute of Molecular Biotechnology GmbH/ Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology 10 September 2021

Vienna is calling! The Communications Department responsible for two research institutes on the Vienna BioCenter Campus is looking for an event manager and a communication officer. We offer competitive salaries and benefits such as onsite child-care facilities, special rates for private health insurance, training and further education, Jobticket, and an in-house cafeteria.

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