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Egyptian Team Wins Big at Intel ISEF 2017

21 May 2017
The Intel Bibliotheca Alexandrina Science and Engineering Fair (Intel BASEF) team won the fourth place in the Mechanical Engineering category in the International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2017, which was held in Los Angeles, USA.

May 2017 Astronomy Night: Ramadan Crescent

17 May 2017
This is not the first not the last time where all Arab and Islamic countries do not agree on the beginning of hijri months. This difference does not occur in Dhu al-Hijjah because Haj takes place only in Saudi Arabia. Hence, this month begins on the same day at all countries despite the different crescent observations. Most countries tried to unify the beginnings of the months but all in vain.

April Astronomy Night: "Are We Alone in the Universe?"

13 April 2017
After the announcement of the discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a nearby star, the question about the existence of a life beyond our solar system persists.

The Sky of Alexandria during the Month of April 2017

01 April 2017
Spring has started officially; as the weather has improved, now we can look at the sky but as I mentioned previously light pollution deprives us from this visual and intellectual pleasure. Astronomers and astronomy amateurs declared that 2017 is relatively poor in terms of the number of phenomena that could be monitored. However, there are some important phenomena that could be monitored in the sky of Alexandria.

Eratosthenes Experiment

21 March 2017
Join the Eratosthenes Experiment to get a glimpse of Fundemental sciences!

Science Film Festival: Call for Entries 2017

20 March 2017
The Goethe-Institut cordially invites you to submit science and technology film and television content to the Science Film Festival 2017. With nearly ONE MILLION visitors in 16 countries in 2016, it is the largest factual film festival worldwide in terms of audience reach honoring the best in international science communication.

Lecture "The Program Launching of Make Space Yours" by Omar Samra and Mohamed Sallam

12 March 2017
Within Intel BASEF’s closing ceremony program, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center will organize an interesting lecture by the adventurer Omar Samra, the first Egyptian to climb Mount Everest and the seven summits, the first Egyptian to ski the North and South poles, and future astronaut with XCOR Aerospace, with Mohamed Sallam, the only Arab and Egyptian Mars astronaut candidate. They will talk about the launching of Make Space Yours in Alexandria.

March Astronomy Night: "What did Albert Einstein do?"

09 March 2017
In March’s astronomy night, Dr. Omar Fikry, Head, Planetarium section, BA Planetarium Science Center, will talk about the most important accomplishment of the genius Albert Einstein, specially the scientific theory of general and specific relativity. These two theories immortalized his name and formed a scientific revolution that reverberate today.

The Discovery of Seven Earth-Like Planets

09 March 2017
Once NASA have announced the discovery of a new solar system with 7 Earth-like planets orbiting it, all the international newspapers, websites, and social media started analyzing and explaining this huge discovery. In this article, I will tackle this topic concisely.

February Astronomy Night

16 February 2017
In February’s astronomy night, the chemist, astronomer, and philosophical thinker Dr. Shady Abdel Hafez will be the guest at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center. He is fond of astronomy and adores monitoring the sky. Dr. Shady Abdel Hafez will hold a lecture in which he will discuss the following points:

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