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2018 CEO Forum at the ASTC Annual Conference

The CEO forum is designed for chief executives of science centers, museums, and institutions. Preregistration is required. Friday, September 28, 9:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Hartford Marriott Downtown, Hartford, Connecticut Join your peers in the 2018 CEO Forum, which focuses on concrete tools that help science centers put their community needs and aspirations at the forefront of their... Read More

ASTC’s Statement on the Loss of Brazil’s National Museum to Fire

Cristin Dorgelo, President and CEO of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) released the following statement regarding the loss of Brazil’s National Museum to a devastating fire. The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) is filled with sorrow on the devastating loss of the National Museum of Brazil (Museu Nacional) in Rio de Janeiro during a fire... Read More

Take a Global Physics Photowalk and Vote for Your Favorite

  Earlier this year, the world’s particle physics laboratories opened their doors to amateur and professional photographers, who are providing a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—and people—that run the 17 participating labs across the globe. And you can vote for the winner in the 2018 Global Physics Photowalk competition. Each of... Read More

Webinars—ISCSMD Is for IMPACT: Best Practices and How to Join In

On August 9, International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) hosted two online discussions, in which staff from science centers and museums of all sizes shared their success stories about participating in 2017, what they are planning for 2018’s event, and some of the helpful resources and tools available to participating organizations. These discussions... Read More

Upcoming Webinars—LGBT+ STEM

Don’t miss these TWO chances to get involved! Inspired by two campaigns to promote LGBTQ+ scientists and STEM educators/communicators (the first international LGBTSTEM Day on July 5 and 500 Queer Scientists), the ASTC Advocates for Diversity Community of Practice is hosting two webinars featuring LGBTQ+ scientists and their work and efforts science centers and museums... Read More

ASTC Staff Begin a Journey with Cultural Competency Conversations

By Gwen Crider In January 2017, ASTC launched Cultural Competency Conversations (C3), a journey through which ASTC staff could increase their understanding of cultural differences and grow their cultural competency skills. While some structured learning sessions were included along the way, the team wanted to learn directly from those with different lived experiences. Instead of... Read More

One Planet: Building a Better World

By Maarten Okkersen From Dimensions July/August 2018 One Planet at the Museon, Netherlands’ premier museum for science and culture in The Hague, is a new, action-oriented exhibition that shows real solutions for solving the great global issues currently facing humankind. The exhibition fulfills the Museon’s role, as an official partner of the United Nations, to... Read More