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Science Rocks!

Harmonious Harbor-mates Great Lakes Science Center in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, is in an enviable position. Situated overlooking North Coast Harbor and Lake Erie, the museum is also next door to what is arguably Cleveland’s most recognizable landmark, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Both museums opened within a year of each other in the... Read More

News from Near the Kilauea Volcano

Volcanic activity around the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii has been an ongoing fact of life for residents since 1983, but on May 3 magma started spouting and flowing, forcing some people to evacuate and filling news media with dramatic images of the Earth’s geology in action. The ʻImiloa Astronomy Center is an... Read More

The Royal Wedding at The Rangos Giant Cinema

  The Rangos Giant Cinema at Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh is the city’s most technologically advanced motion picture experience, boasting a 70-foot Certified Giant Screen, crystal-clear images through a 4K laser digital projection system, brilliant colors, and rich Dolby Atmos surround sound. Chad Hunter, Director of The Rangos Giant Cinema, and Tamra Birchfield, Director... Read More

Five Members Spring Into Digital Learning Day

Five ASTC-member institutions are participating in a rare, day-long, live showcase of distance-learning programs on Tuesday, March 20. Find out more below and discover how you can tune in and join the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Roper Mountain Science Center, University of Nebraska State Museum, and many... Read More

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