SAINT LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER WINS NATIONAL COMPETITION FOR GROUNDBREAKING SCIENCE EVENT

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis and its award-winning Saint Louis Science Center have won a national competition to host SciFest 08: International Science Festival/St. Louis. Festival organizers selected St. Louis from a list of cities that included New York City, Boston and San Francisco. Local experts predict the festival will bring an estimated 90,000 visitors to the city and $4.7 million in tourism revenue in its first three years. Read the rest of this entry »

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SPEED Exhibit Opens at Pacific Science Center May 31-Sept. 1

SEATTLE — In a society often obsessed with moving at an ever faster pace, the exhibit SPEED chronicles this cultural and technological fascination with a 6,000 square-foot experience that transports guests into the world of high performance, barrier smashing motion.  SPEED, a national traveling exhibit, opens at Pacific Science Center May 31, 2008 and continues through Sept. 1, 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

Museum Issues Call to Baseball Fans Across The Country: Be A Part of New Exhibit

BOSTON — Beginning May 1, the Museum of Science, Boston, one of the world’s largest science centers and New England’s most-attended cultural institution will offer baseball fans from around the country the opportunity to be featured during the Boston run of the traveling exhibition Baseball As America. Read the rest of this entry »

SAINT LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER’S DR. CHRISTINE ROMAN RECEIVES UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ALUMNI AWARD

College of Liberal Arts Names Science Center Director Alumnus of Notable Achievement

 

ST. LOUIS— The University of Minnesota announced Dr. Christine Roman, PhD has been named a 2008 “Alumnus of Notable Achievement” for its College of Liberal Arts (CLA). Roman is a 1975 graduate of the University, and currently is the Associate Director of Emerging Technologies for the Saint Louis Science Center. Read the rest of this entry »

NASA Deputy Administrator Visits St. Louis for Future Forum

ST. LOUIS – On Tuesday, March 25, NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale will present the keynote address to launch a daylong event at the Saint Louis Science Center celebrating the space agency’s 50th birthday. NASA’s St. Louis Future Forum focuses on how space exploration benefits Missouri’s economy and is part of a yearlong series. Media are invited to attend the day’s events, as well as a media-only question and answer session at 10:30 a.m.

Astronaut Carl Walz, director of the Advanced Capabilities Division in NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, will provide an overview of the agency’s plans to return to the moon and explore beyond. Retired astronaut Tom Jones also will participate in the forum. Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder will deliver the luncheon address. Read the rest of this entry »

POLAR-PALOOZA National Tour Dates Announced

POLAR-PALOOZA is a national tour featuring public presentations entitled “Stories From a Changing Planet.” These tales of adventure and science are told by a charismatic “cast” of characters, using HD video and authentic props — such as a piece of ice core 2,000 years old, or a caribou parka — to bring polar research to life. Each stop on the tour will include special programs for schools, workshops for K-12 educators and museum volunteers, briefings for local news media and business leaders, and camp-ins for Girl Scouts and Boys and Girls Clubs.

  • March 13-14, 2008 — Washington, D.C.
  • April 17-19, 2008 — Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah Museum of Natural History
  • April 21-22, 2008 — Norman, Okla.: Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
  • May 4-6, 2008 — Anchorage, Alaska: Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
  • May 8-10, 2008 — Fairbanks, Alaska: University of Alaska Museum of the North
  • May 24-25, 2008 — Raleigh, N.C.: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Sept. 12-13, 2008 — Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • Sept. 19-20, 2008 — Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and the Adler Planetarium
  • Oct. 22-24, 2008 — Richmond, Va. : Science Museum of Virginia
  • Oct. 27-29, 2008 — St. Louis, Mo. : St. Louis Science Center
  • Nov. 11-12, 2008 — Boise, Idaho: Discovery Center of Idaho
  • Nov. 14-15, 2008 — Denver, Colo. : Denver Museum of Nature and Science

For more information about the Polar-Palooza events, visit http://passporttoknowledge.com/polar-palooza/pp04.php.

Museum of Science’s Mugar Omni Theater Transports Viewers with The Alps

BOSTON — Audiences will scale the breathtaking Swiss Alps when the large-format film The Alps opens in the newly renovated Mugar Omni Theater on February 29, 2008. This powerful film centers on one man’s quest to conquer the infamous North Face of the Eiger. Located at the core of the Alps, the Eiger is one of the world’s most celebrated, yet treacherous peaks. “Against a backdrop of overwhelming beauty, The Alps is a true-life story of extraordinary courage,” says director Stephen Judson. The Alps follows the journey of John Harlin III, who literally follows in his father’s footsteps. Read the rest of this entry »