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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

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

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

RACE exhibition receives award at AAM annual meeting

RACE: Are We So Different?, a traveling exhibition developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota in partnership with the American Anthropological Association, recently received the American Association of Museums’ Award of Excellence in Exhibition. The 5,000-square-foot exhibition explores the history, science, and lived experience of race and racism in the United States. Says project director... Read More

Science Centers Smile for NASA Satellites

Since May 15, science centers all over the world have been participating in the Albedo Experiment, a project created by ASTC’s global warming initiative, IGLO, and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Working with students of all ages, science centers have been creating giant white spots, or mock “ice caps,” out of used... Read More