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In Memoriam: Jorge Wagensberg

The Association of Science -Technology Centers (ASTC) joins the international community of science centers and museums in remembering Jorge Wagensberg, who passed away on Saturday, March 3, at the age of 69.     Jorge Wagensberg was not only a remarkable physicist, but a visionary in science communication who was able to see the importance... Read More

Three Years in the Making, the World Biotech Tour Ambassador Delegation Meets in Japan

“I’ve just go to the airport, and am looking forward to seeing all of you =)=)” “On my way to Tokyo! See you soon!!” “[I’m bringing] Portuguese treats for you guys” As more of these messages and photos from the World Biotech Tour (WBT) ambassadors began to populate the group’s WhatsApp chat thread everyone started... Read More

Hurricane Irma and ASTC Members

  Updated Saturday, September 23 Fewer than two weeks after Hurricane Harvey hurtled into Houston and the surrounding region, Hurricane Irma is pounding the Caribbean and marching up Florida. ASTC is in touch with some member institutions in the region, though many are now without power, phone lines, or mobile phones. Most institutions prepared for... Read More

Remembering E. Verner Johnson

E. Verner Johnson—an internationally recognized museum architect and founder of E. Verner Johnson & Associates—died on February 24, 2017, at the age of 79. Johnson worked on architectural design and comprehensive master planning for more than 200 museum projects around the world, including for ASTC members such as the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Station;... Read More

Eclipse across America

  On Monday, August 21, all of North America will experience a solar eclipse, and anyone in the path of totality can see the moon completely cover the sun, a dramatic experience some have called life-changing. The path arcs from Oregon coast to the shores of South Carolina, passing through many communities served by ASTC... Read More