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Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 15 October 2012

As part of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina 10th Anniversary celebrations, the BA Planetarium Science Center has organized The Environment Day, aiming to raise public awareness of the importance of preserving the Egyptian environment. The event comprised a diversity of interactive scientific and cultural activities, designed to suit different ages and social backgrounds, presented in a simplified layout inside a number of booths and a gigantic tent, set on the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Plaza.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 15 October 2012

The PSC has started the first semester workshops for groups this October. Workshops are mainly targeting school trips, in groups of 10 – 25 students. The workshops have various themes and are categorized according to school years. The workshops comprise hands-on scientific activities, that present scientific knowledge in a simplified and interesting approach, which would increase the students’ apptitude to science.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 15 October 2012

After years of success, the Planetarium (PSC) has celebrated its tenth anniversary. “10 years of Science Communication” closing ceremony welcomed school and college students, together with their families to share our pride in the past achievements, and our enthusiasm about the future aspirations. The ceremony took place at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conferences Center’ Great Hall. It included a very interesting movie about the Center’s activities during its history which was full with creativity, hardwork, learning, and teamwork.

Teknikens Hus 12 September 2012

The Ecsite Directors Forum 2012: Rocking the Balance, organized by Ecsite and hosted by Teknikens Hus science centre in Luleå, Sweden, focused on the themes of diversity, inclusion, gender balance and overcoming social stereotypes in science and technology.

Much was learned during the Ecsite Directors Forum 2012 – Michael Creek, Science communication consultant (Brussels, Belgium), recaps the proceedings:

  • Thinking about gender and science: A look back at day one of the Ecsite Directors Forum 2012

www.ecsite.eu/sites/default/files/forum_reports/Ecsite_Directors_Forum_2012_Day_1.pdf

  • Gender balance for a stronger European economy: A look back at day two of the Ecsite Directors Forum 2012

www.ecsite.eu/sites/default/files/forum_reports/Ecsite_Directors_Forum_2012_Blog_2.pdf

  • Keeping gender balance a priority requires institutional commitment: A look back at day three of the Ecsite Directors Forum 2012

www.ecsite.eu/sites/default/files/forum_reports/Ecsite_Directors_Forum_2012_Blog_3.pdf

Esplora Interactive Science Centre 14 August 2012

The Malta Council for Science and Technology is pleased to inform you that the tender for CT 3075/2012 – Provision of Training Services in National Interactive Science Centre Management Development has been launched.

Interested bidders are kindly requested to follow the links below: https://secure2.gov.mt/EPROCUREMENT/tender-details?l=1&tid=B870C47DFA687D660A7507F27202CC03953A8051E8008B5E

http://www.doi.gov.mt/en/gazetteonline/2012/08/gazts/GG%207.8.pdf (Please see pages 9775 – 9776 – CT/A/021/2012 – Contracts Ref No, CT 3075/2012, Provision of training services in NISC Management Dev

Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Ciência Viva Science Centre 23 July 2012

If you are planning to join the “Pilots Training Course for Museum Explainers, Educators and Young Scientists involved in outreach programmes” – organized by Ecsite and the Pavilion of Knowledge/Ciência Viva, which will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 17 to 21 September 2012 – check out the fresh new information published on our website:

http://www.ecsite.eu/activities_and_resources/trainings/pilots-training-course-2012

There you will find the final version of the programme of the course:

http://www.ecsite.eu/sites/default/files/training_docs/PILOTS_LISBON_2012_v11.pdf

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Techmania Science Center 9 July 2012

Techmania Science Center offers an internship for a native English speaking Explainer.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS:

Providing direct contact with visitors of Techmania Science Center Providing skilled information about exhibitions and events to the public Managing of special education programs for primary and high school students Presentation of scientific shows Participation in adjustments and compositions of education programs and scientific shows Managing of action plans and supervising of themed events for popularization of science Administrative support of science center´s agenda (

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 26 June 2012

Recognizing the great need for professional science communication means in Egypt, the PSC has issued the first PSC Newsletter in 2007. The main aim of the newsletter is to outreach the public with simple scientific knowledge and inform them of the PSC latest programs and events.

Technopolis, the Flemish Science Centre 15 June 2012

‘The gender EXPERIMENT, a travelling themed exhibition by Technopolis.

‘The gender EXPERIMENT’ is an interactive themed exhibition concerning the talents of women and men. In this exhibition, via various active exhibits, one can personally discover if women and men differ, and in what way.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center 6 June 2012

The Planetarium Science Center specialists and participants has joined Sky-gazers around the world, holding up their telescopes and viewing glasses, Wednesday at 6:00 am, to watch Venus slide across the sun — a rare celestial phenomenon that will not happen again for more than 100 years. Venus, which is extremely hot, is one of Earth’s two neighbours and is so close in size to our planet that scientists at times call them near-twins.

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