Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Eratosthenes Festivity 2012

21 Jun 2012

Eratosthenes festivity is an annual event organized by the History of Science Museum on the 21st of June every year since 2003; the day of Summer Solstice in Alexandria and Aswan. Eratosthenes, the Greek scientist and the third librarian of the Ancient Library of Alexandria, was the first scientist who measure the circumference of the Erath before 2000 years ago in these two cities.

SciTech: Scitech Summer Festival 2012

07 Jun 2012

"Summer Scitech 2012" at the center of Sultan bin Abdulaziz for Science and Technology on the Corniche in Al Khobar, events of four weeks including a week of health and a week of security and safety and a week for the safety of home and a week of the environment with the participation of approximately 20 governmental and private.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina: The PSC celebrates the Venus Transit

06 Jun 2012

On Wednesday, 6 June 2012, the world celebrated a rare phenomenon known as the Venus transit. During this transit, Venus is seen as a black dot moving slowly across the Sun’s disk. Venus transits occur in pairs of events separated by about eight years, and these pairs recur every 105.5 or 121.5 years. The reason for the rarity of Venus transits is that the plane of Venus’ orbit is tilted at a small angle to Earth’s orbital plane.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Intel-BASEF Scientist Chosen Among Google Science Fair 2012 Regional Finalists

28 May 2012

The Planetarium Science Center (PSC) proudly announced the selection of Omar Obeya, an Intel-BASEF young scientist, as regional finalist in Google Science Fair 2012. Obeya, a grade-11 student at Victoria College, Alexandria, had participated in Intel-BASEF 2012 in the “Computer Sciences” category; his project “Improving Search in Sorted Arrays” won the “Best in Category” award, as well as a special award Certificate of “Intel Excellence” in Computer Science. Obeya’s project aims at improving computerized life through introducing a memory and time saving searching method.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Summer Program Registration 2012

09 May 2012

The PSC invited children and youth, 4 – 16 years of age, to join the Center's Summer Program. The Program included a variety of activities such as: practical experiments, scientific contests, lectures, Planetarium and Auditorium shows.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Globe at Night

15 Apr 2012

The GLOBE at Night program is an international citizen-science campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution by inviting citizen-scientists to measure their night sky brightness and submit their observations to a website from a computer or smart phone

Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Science Olympiad

12 Apr 2012

The Planetarium Science center (PSC) organized the Science Olympiad for the third year on the 11th and 12th of April 2012. The Science Olympiad is an academic competition designed for preparatory school students to learn and apply science.

Planet Under Pressure, 26-29 March 2012

28 Mar 2012

Planet Under Pressure, aka PuP, 26-29 March 2012, is an international scientific conference leading to the Rio+20 Summit to take place in June 2012. To follow the live streaming of PuP

The Spring Festival at Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Science and Technology Center

26 Mar 2012

Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Science and Technology Center, in cooperation with several local institutions, celebrated the Spring Festival during the mid-year vacation, 19-26 March 2012. The festival included an entertaining educational program for the visitors. As well as the awarness exhibitions as "I Love the Nature", and "The Teeth" which was organized in cooperation with Eldamam University. It is worth mentioning that the number of visitors during the festival was about 13200 visitors.

SciTech: "The Little Algorithm"

13 Mar 2012

For the first time in the Eastern Region, Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Science and Technology Center in cooperation with Quodrat Company organized the first level of " The Little Algorithm " from 5-February-2012 to 13-March-2012.