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Microscopes of Physics

06 August 2006
A hands-on exhibition owned by INFN (Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics), Microscopes of Physics will be hosted at the BA ALEXploratorium for three months starting from 6 August. The exhibition aims to explain what is known about the infinitely small and the infinitely large, using the instruments adopted by physicists to investigate the two worlds. The exhibition, organized in four showrooms, contains interactive exhibits and simulations that were particularly suitable for secondary schoolchildren, and a special area is set aside for inter-disciplinary applications of nuclear and sub-nuclear physics.

Super Science Show (sSs)

01 August 2006
The PSC team now brings the excitement of science learning to children in their schools and sports/social clubs. The dynamic, highly motivational, shows get the participating children involved in hands-on experiments that stimulate infectious enthusiasm. The show includes experiments in the fields of Physics, Biology, and Chemistry. The specialists working with the children use a variety of materials, such as balloons, bouncing balls, balance board, baseball bats, water, and soda cans.


01 August 2006
Want to learn more about the sky and the cosmos, rockets and telescopes, and star exploration while playing games with your peers in the open air; join the new PSC observation program. Astro-Camp is the outcome of the interest and enthusiasm of children visiting the PSC and participating in previous observations held on the BA plaza, and elsewhere. The new program incorporates a variety of fun activities, not just observation, conducted during an enjoyable excursion to an unusual location.

Mystery of the Nile

01 August 2006
Mystery of the Nile, a new IMAX film now showing at the BA Planetarium, unravels the epic story of the first team to navigate the waters of the Blue Nile from source to sea.

Creativity Day 2006

20 July 2006
On 20 July 2006, the BA Planetarium Science Center celebrates the Egyptian Creativity Day initiated in 2005, also by the Center in collaboration with Mr. Mohamed Shalaby who is an expert in creative thinking.

SEED corner

24 June 2006
The SEED program and the PSC have joined efforts to achieve their common goal of raising scientific awareness and enhancing the understanding of science among the children and youth of Egypt by launching the "SEED corner", which was inaugurated on 24 June 2006 in the ALEXploratorium to host a series of scientific hands-on activities starting with Water Analysis and Electronics.

Eratosthenes 2006

21 June 2006
In celebration of the eminent scientist Eratosthenes, who excelled in most ancient fields of science, mostly in the ancient Library of Alexandria, the PSC organizes an annual festivity based on shared efforts between schoolchildren in Alexandria, Aswan and France, to determine the Earth's circumference applying the method developed by Eratosthenes nearly 2000 years ago.

Summer Festival 2006

01 June 2006
Every summer, the ALEXploratorium organizes an intensive special program that includes a diversity of workshops, each of which lasts one week, for children interested in a variety of science fields.

Astronomy Day 2006

06 May 2006
ThePlanetarium Science Center celebrated the "Astronomy Day", an annual international event that takes place on a Saturday, sometime between mid-April and mid-May, just before the first quarter moon. This year it was celebrated on 6 May 2006. The event included the following activities:

Total Solar Eclipse 2006

29 March 2006
One of the strategies adopted by the PSC team is to take advantage of unique science-related events to create an unforgettable experience that would remain with the public, especially the young. The "Total Solar Eclipse 2006" festivity included a variety of events and activities, including the "Frontiers of Astronomy" school/workshop, for specialized university students, and the "Culture and Astronomy" series of lectures for schoolchildren and the general public.

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