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November-December Cover of DimensionsDimensions, the award-winning bimonthly magazine of the Association of Science-Technology Centers, features a mix of in-depth analysis and briefs of noteworthy events and resources for the science center and museum field. Each issue of Dimensions features valuable insights into trends, practices, innovations, and crucial issues affecting the field, as well as practical solutions shared among institutions. The magazine’s readers include directors and staff at nearly 500 ASTC-member science centers and museums in more than 40 countries worldwide, as well as others who have an interest in informal science education.

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