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A Tribute to Remo Besio

We are sad to report that Remo Besio, director of the Swiss Science Center Technorama, Winterthur, from 1990 to 2008, died of cancer on March 14 at the age of 75. The following tribute was written by his friend Joe Ansel. Friends and colleagues are invited to share their memories here. Remo Besio, my friend... Read More

Remembering Claudine K. Brown

ASTC is saddened by the loss of Claudine K. Brown and honored to share this tribute by her friend and colleague, Shari Rosenstein Werb, director of education and outreach at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Claudine K. Brown, who served as the Smithsonian Institution’s assistant secretary for education and access,... Read More

In Memory of Craig Blower

On March 16, Craig Blower, chief operating officer at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego, passed away after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 63. Blower started working at the Fleet in 1999, where he became a part of a strong and devoted team. He was also an integral member of the... Read More

In Memoriam: Bill Stanley

ASTC was sad to learn that mammaologist and educator Bill Stanley passed away on October 6 while doing field work in the mountains of Ethiopia. He was 58 years old. Stanley was director of the Gantz Family Collections Center at Chicago’s Field Museum. He began his tenure at the museum in 1989 as collection manager... Read More

The Passing of Sally Duensing

ASTC is incredibly sad to share the news of the passing of Sally Duensing, a star in the science center field. The following was written by Dennis Bartels, executive director of the Exploratorium. Long-time Exploratorium veteran and family member Sally Duensing has passed away after a lengthy hospitalization. Sally is an Exploratorium legend, and her... Read More

Welcome New ASTC Members!

The following museums and organizations are now ASTC members: Imagination Playground, New York, New York Imagination Playground is the creator of play spaces designed around child-directed, unstructured free play, comprised of the Big Blue Blocks that were such a hit at ASTC 2014. (The blocks will be returning to ASTC 2015!) Cultural Assets Consulting, Henderson,... Read More

ASTC-Member Representatives at the Afterschool For All Challenge

On March 10, 2015, hundreds of afterschool advocates gathered in Washington, DC to visit Capitol Hill and communicate their support for the impact and importance of federal investments in afterschool programs as part of the 15th Afterschool For All Challenge. ASTC and the Afterschool Alliance, through funding from the Noyce Foundation, participated in the Afterschool... Read More