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Eclipse across America

On Monday, August 21, all of North America will experience a solar eclipse, and anyone in the path of totality can see the moon completely cover the sun, a dramatic experience some have called life-changing. The path arcs from Oregon coast to the shores of South Carolina, passing through many communities served by ASTC members—where... Read More

What’s Next?

This is the start of an occasional series by leaders in the science center field, reflecting upon how they see the future, the changes we need to make, the impact of new technology, the increased understanding of the markets through big data, new business models—even perhaps the importance of conversations. (If you have a point... Read More

Gaining Perspective in Free-Choice Learning: Reflecting on Practice

Looking back on things helps us gain perspective, but truly reflecting on educational practices helps build a roadmap guiding us into the future By Lindzy Bivings, Senior Manager, School & Community Programs, California Academy of Sciences Here are five tips in gaining perspective through using reflection to become a more effective educator. These are strategies... Read More

Legislative Alert: Sign National Letter to Congress Supporting Museum Programs (July 21 Deadline)

  U.S. ASTC-member institutions: Please join ASTC in signing on to this letter and sending a massive, unified message to the U.S. House and Senate—from institutions of all types across the nation—urging support for federal programs that help science centers, museums, and other educational organizations better serve their communities. CEOs/Executive Directors, click here to add your... Read More

Bem vindos ao Brasil!

The Museu da Vida-Fiocruz (Museum of Life) shook up the Fiocruz campus in Rio de Janeiro with the World Biotech Tour (WBT) Festival, June 22–24. With biotechnology as the theme, activities included experiments, challenges, musical presentations, dance, graffiti, chats with leading scientists, and the WBT teen ambassadors presenting Lab-in-a-Box activities and their biotech topics. The... Read More

Our Boards in Action: George Cogan on the Science of Human Perception

Interviewed by Andrea Appleton This interview appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Dimensions magazine. George Cogan is a businessman with a head for science. He heads the technology practice at the global management consulting firm Bain & Company and serves as board chairman at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. He spoke with Dimensions about... Read More