Cape Town Science Centre celebrates National Science Week
The Cape Town Science Centre (CTSC) in Observatory are inviting both young and old to visit the centre free of charge on Sunday 6, Wednesday 9, & Saturday 12 August in celebration of National Science Week (NSW) 2017.
The Cape Town Science Centre's contribution to NSW will be to do what it does best – get ordinary citizens, young and old, excited about science. "The theme for this year's National Science Week is Advancing Science Tourism,” says Busisiwe Maqubela, Chief Operations Officer of the CTSC. “At the Cape Town Science Centre, one of our goals is to spark an interest in science and invite Cape Town's communities to join us on our Family Fun Days, as the many challenges the world faces, both today and tomorrow has science central to their solution. As this is such a broad and a fascinating theme, we have partnered with other organisations and research institutions to enhance the programme with a plethora of additional activities as we engage and create a platform to communicate science with the general public.
Visitors to the centre will not only have the opportunity to explore science through more than 200 hands-on exhibits, but will be dazzled and enthused by science shows, hands-on workshops, planetarium shows, dissections and tours of the Camera Obscura – a room-sized walk-in pinhole camera with the most spectacular views of the surrounding area, coding & robotics workshop and so much more. The full programme can be found on the CTSC website (www.ctsc.org.za). All workshop participants will be accommodated on a first-come-first served basis.
An opportunity like this only comes once a year, bring your family and friends and join CTSC in the nationwide celebration of science. The Cape Town Science Centre is situated at 370B Main Road, Observatory and will be open from 10:00 – 16:00 on Sunday 6 & Wednesday, 9 August and from 9:00 – 16:00 on Saturday 12 August 2017.
National Science Week is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) with the aim to focus attention on the relevance of science in everyday life, celebrate the scientific advances made by South Africans and encourage youths to pursue careers in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering and technology. NSW is implemented through science centres and other institutions nationally by the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA), a business unit of the National Research Foundation.