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Communicating Climate Change

Public understanding of climate science got an infusion of energy with the December launch of a major national collaborative designed to engage citizens of all ages directly in investigations of local indicators of climate change. Communicating Climate Change, a project of ASTC’s IGLO (International Action on Global Warming) Initiative, pairs 12 science centers with research... Read More

Saint Louis Science Center hosts first annual SciFest

On October 9–13, Saint Louis Science Center, Missouri, invited visitors to celebrate and engage in science at SciFest 08. The new annual event featured sessions and demonstrations on topics ranging from the science of chocolate and the physics of rock & roll, to climate change and the future of cancer research. Physicist Mark Lewney used... Read More

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

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