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In the shadow of the Moon

As the Moon’s shadow fell over the Xinjiang Province in northwestern China today, an eclipse expedition team from the Exploratorium, the center’s fifth since 1998, stood ready to webcast the total solar eclipse live to the world. Four cutting-edge telescopes were used to provide live feeds of the eclipse, and Exporatorium scientists Rob Semper and Paul Doherty provided... Read More

Dimensions, July/August 2008—The Frugal Science Center: Doing More with Less

IN THIS ISSUE July/August 2008 In today’s economy, science centers faced with shrinking resources are challenged to find innovative ways of doing more with less. How can science centers save money without sacrificing content or mission? In this issue, directors, chief executive officers, directors of operations, and other staff share their successes with strategies such... Read More

Noyce Leadership Institute launched

The Noyce Leadership Institute’s first cohort of Fellows—17 chief executives from science centers worldwide—recently gathered in Seattle for a week-long session beginning the nine-month program of face-to-face sessions, coaching, video conferencing, and peer learning. The Institute was founded in partnership with ASTC to immerse both existing and aspiring executives in cutting-edge knowledge and tools, promising... Read More

Iowa flood damages Science Station

On June 11, Cedar Rapids Science Station sustained serious flood damage and will be closed indefinitely. Water rose to a level of seven feet on the first floor, leaving a coating of mud on virtually everything up to the high-water mark. All but a few exhibits were destroyed, along with computers and other media equipment. “One... Read More

Building the Future at 5SCWC

Jennifer Corriero, co-founder of TakingITGlobal (TIG)—an online, international community of young activists—will deliver the first keynote address of the 5th Science Centre World Congress (5SCWC) in Toronto on Monday, June 16. In her presentation, entitled “The Role of Science Centres in Building the Future,” Corriero will examine how science centers can connect with young people... Read More