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2012-03-07 14:17:00

CHICAGO, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adler Planetarium President Paul H. Knappenberger Jr., Ph.D., announced today that he would step down at the end of 2012 after 21 years of service. Knappenberger, who joined the Adler in 1991, has led the Museum through two major long-range plans that have significantly strengthened the planetarium. The most recent was initiated during the Adler's 75th anniversary in 2005. In that year, the institution announced a strategic plan to...

2012-02-29 16:43:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chabot Space & Science Center is expanding its popular Bill Nye's Climate Lab exhibition and launching a competition among area elementary school students to help them "cool their schools." Using the innovative Building Dashboard Network, designed by Oakland-based Lucid, schools in the competition will receive feedback on their schools' energy usage. "Cool Your School" aims to teach energy conservation strategies and...

2012-02-07 07:15:00

BREMERTON, Wash., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Digitalis Education Solutions, Inc. proudly announces the Digitarium Delta 2 digital planetarium system, the latest model in the company's best-selling Digitarium line. Digital planetariums project computer-generated, three-dimensional content onto a hemispherical surface. They are most often used for astronomy education but can display any type of immersive content. The Digitarium Delta 2 is an entry-level system, offering a compact size,...

2012-02-02 15:30:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chabot Space & Science Center announces the second exciting season of Future Fridays: a series of four community conversations. Future thought-leaders Brian David Johnson, Ben Burtt, Bill Nye The Climate Guy, and Jay Jayawardhana will engage audiences with emerging scenarios, trends and connections to how science and technology in their respective fields affect our everyday world and beyond. The Future Fridays series is...

2012-01-30 16:00:00

With support from Abbott and the Abbott Fund, the interactive exhibit showcases the important role of science in promoting health and wellness. Kids enter a child-sized laboratory to explore machines, processes, and technology that demonstrates the role science plays to keep your body healthy. Children can meet visiting scientists from Abbott on Saturday afternoons for hands-on science demonstrations. Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2012 Bay Area Discovery Museum is proud to present...

2012-01-13 13:30:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chabot Space & Science Center announces the election of Michael Levi as Chair of the Joint Powers Agency (JPA) Board of Directors which governs Chabot along with the Oakland Unified School District, the City of Oakland, the East Bay Regional Park District, and the Eastbay Astronomical Society. Levi had been serving as Vice Chair of the JPA Board. He replaces Oakland Mayor Jean Quan at the end of her term as Chair. Mayor...

2011-12-14 10:31:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of Pennsylvania will welcome 2012 a little early with its annual "Noon Year's Eve" celebration for young children and their families from 10 a.m. to noon on Thurs., Dec. 29. The event is free with museum admission and reservations are not required. The occasion offers an opportunity for kids to "ring in the New Year" at a family-friendly time of day. The event features playtime, crafts, snacks and the...

2011-10-25 12:44:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for November: Archaeology Workshops: The State Museum of Pennsylvania will host special workshops in Archaeology for the general public on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Designed for the non-professional, presentations will include highlights from investigations along the Susquehanna River, a flint knapping demonstration, an artifact identification...

2011-10-17 16:03:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chabot Space & Science Center's exhibition Bill Nye's Climate Lab was awarded The Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Award for Visitor Experience from the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC). The award is presented in recognition of extraordinary accomplishments that not only enhance the performance of the awarded institution, but that significantly advances the mission of science-technology centers and museums worldwide....

2011-10-05 16:30:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chabot Space & Science Center is launching the Climb-It Challenge, to encourage the public to visit the Center using alternative methods of transportation on selected dates. The events on three Saturdays will include free shuttle transportation and discounts on admission. The program is a pilot project funded by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Climate Initiatives Program to educate, inspire and empower youth and...