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20 October 2018 - 4 November 2018
Life Science Centre
Times Square
NE1 4EP Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
GB
A woman and girl dressed as witches make potions.

Children can visit Life Science Centre for FREE* this half-term (20 October – 4 November) so all little monsters can enjoy the frightfully good events on offer!

Not enrolled in a school for witchcraft and wizardry? Don’t fret! Join us for our spellbinding Potions workshop and watch things rise from the depths of a cauldron before trying to make you own.

1 November 2018
Life Science Centre
Times Square
NE1 4EP Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
GB
Robots: hopes and fears – evening panel discussion

There are many ways in which robots could improve healthcare and wellbeing: robotic surgeons are already being used in highly intricate operations, including to treat patients with pancreatic and kidney cancer; in our aging society, robots could help to care for the elderly with humanoid carers; while the many people who are unable to drive for health reasons could find greater independence thanks to driverless cars.

5 October 2018 - 7 October 2018
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie Paris
France
FR

To celebrate the European Year of Cultural Heritage, Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie has invited some of its European partners to the national Science Festival in Paris, France. From October 5th to 7th, some of their best scientific facilitators will host booths in a unique European village in the great hall of the Cité. This free and open for all event will help shining a light on European scientific and technical cultures to our 65,000 expected visitors.

18 October 2018 - 19 October 2018
artloft.Berlin Berlin
Germany
DE

We're proud to announce the first STEAM Hub Innovation Forum on Science Communication. Join us for this two-day networking conference at artloft.berlin, on 18th and 19th of October 2018. Save the date for great talks, creative networking opportunities and useful workshops on the future of our field.

Who can participate? SMEs, research institutions, museums, science centers, science communicators, educators, artists and creative individuals.

19 May 2018 - 22 April 2019
Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte
Rathausstr., 75-79
66333 Völklingen
Germany
DE

Elizabeth II is a living legend; her life spans an entire epoch. Indeed, during her reign, she has seen the terms of office of all German Federal Chancellors to date, as well as those of British Prime Ministers from Winston Churchill through to Theresa May. Queen Elizabeth II is, moreover, the most portrayed person of the 20th and 21st centuries. With its many depictions of the Queen, this exhibition brings to life the 90 years of her reign.

14 April 2019 - 4 April 2020
Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte
Rathausstr., 75-79
66333 Völklingen

Ottmar Hörl is acclaimed throughout the world for his large-scale temporary projects focussing on art as a means of communication. His works have been showcased around the world and depict eminent figures such as Karl Marx, Charles the Great, Richard Wagner and Martin Luther. Ottmar Hörl's "Second Life – 100 Workers" is an exciting sculptural project specially created for the Völklinger Hütte World Heritage Site.

25 March 2018 - 6 January 2019
Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte
Rathausstr., 75-79
66333 Völklingen
Germany
DE
barry cawston

Banksy's projects "Dismaland" and "Walled Off Hotel" achieved the greatest worldwide response of all art projects in 2015 and 2017. It is a sensation that Banksy's official photographer, Barry Cawston, is bringing these extraordinary art projects to life for the first time worldwide in an exhibition with his very special pictures.

28 June 2018 - 2 December 2018
Museon The Hague
Netherlands
NL
National Geograpic Greatest Landscapes

With the National Geographic exhibition "Greatest Landscapes" we want to highlight the Museon's status as the Netherlands' most important geography museum. The exhibition shows breathtaking views and beautiful panoramas of the most special places on earth. From the heat of the desert to the barren polar regions, from sharp cliffs to rolling hills. All the photos in recent years have been taken by the best photographers from National Geographic. With this exhibition, we not only want to depict serene scenery, but also the influence of mankind on the landscape - for good and for bad.

25 April 2018 - 16 September 2018
Museon The Hague
Netherlands
NL
Ru Pare

The Museon in The Hague displays an exhibition about Hague artist and World War II resistance heroine Ru Paré (1896-1972).

12 October 2017 - 10 June 2018
Museon The Hague
Netherlands
NL
National Geograpic Photo Ark

National Geographic Photo Ark, an exhibition by Joel Sartore, is filled with beautiful and moving photos of animals both tiny and mammoth accompanied by Joel’s powerful story. The National Geographic Photo Ark is a multiyear effort to document every species living in wildlife sanctuaries, inspire action through education, and help save wildlife by supporting on-the-ground conservation efforts.

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News

Universcience 9 May 2022
the World Portuguese Language Day @Universcience

On the occasion of the World Portuguese Language Day on May 5th, and as part of the festivities of the France-Portugal Season, Universcience welcomed its partners from the Exploratorio, Centre Ciência Viva de Coimbra, for the screening of their film "Astronomia para bebes" at the Planetarium.

Next meeting from May 23rd to 29th at the Exploratorio for the projection of "Ready for lift-off!" conceived by Universcience teams!

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.

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