opening hours:
As of Thursday, 1 January 2015, the BA will be open Sunday through Thursday, from 11:00AM to 7:00PM, and on Saturday, from 12:00PM to 4:00PM. Fridays are off.
A program co-funded by the European Union



The BA Mourns Dr. Abd-El-Aziz Hegazy

The BA management and staff mourn the loss of Dr. Abd-El-Aziz Hegazy, former Egyptian Prime Minister, who passed away Monday, 22 December 2014, at the age of 91. May he rest in peace. It is noteworthy that Dr. Abd-El-Aziz Hegazy was appointed by the BA Board of Trustees as Chairman of the Board’s Executive Committee. His great contributions helped in the progress of the BA and in strengthening its role in all fields, nationally and internationally. Dr. Hegazy’s life was full of achievements, and he dedicated it to serving his country in whichever position he filled throughout his life. Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Director of the BA, offers his condolences to Dr. Hegazy’s family on behalf of the BA and its staff. May God bless them with mercy and patience.


Intel BASEF 2015

The BA Planetarium Science Center, in cooperation with Intel Co. and the Ministry of Education, is organizing the Intel Bibliotheca Alexandrina Science and Engineering Fair (Intel BASEF) during 16–18 March 2015. The purpose of the competition is to help students increase their awareness of the importance of scientific research, and to explore their research and innovation skills. The three winning projects will eventually represent Egypt in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) that will be held in the United States during 10–15 May 2015.Participants are required to submit a scientific research project in of the seventeen fields of science that are specified for the competition, in addition to preparing a research paper, a data handbook, a prototype (optional), a display panel, an abstract, and a presentation. Students can participate in Intel BASEF with an individual or team project (maximum 2 students in a group). PSC specialists provide technical support, advice, and share their expertise to help students finalize their projects as per the Intel ISEF standards. As for 2014, the competition was organized in seven governorates, in addition to school competitions targeting students between 14–17 years of age. During the competition, projects are set for final evaluation through two phases, in line with the standards of the international competition organizers; that is to ensure the quality of the winning projects in Intel BASEF finals that will eventually qualify to the international exhibition in the Unites States. Interested students who are between 14–18 years of age can enter the competition by registering at the PSC, no later than 30 January 2015.