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World Science Festival: Cool Science for the Curious – Alan Duggan

Wednesday 25 June 2014, 17:30 for 18:00

Alan Duggan is the founding editor of Popular Mechanics magazine, South Africa’s leading science and technology title, and organiser of several successful conferences focusing on everything from home-grown inventions to cutting-edge science and technology. He and his team are in the process of arranging this year’s FutureTech conference, part of the official programme for World Design Capital Cape Town 2014.

Alan recently returned from New York, where he attended the annual World Science Festival, founded by theoretical physicist and best-selling author Brian Greene. In this talk, he will share some of his experiences ­and offer a few ideas for staging a similar event in Cape Town.

Science Out Loud popular science talks at the Cape Town Science Centre is a platform where speakers give freely of their time to inspire and connect citizens with science.

There is no charge to attend the talk, but donations are welcome. All funds received directly support our educational exhibits and activities.
Light refreshments for sale before the start of the talk.

Booking is recommended. Please call 021 300 3200 or email info@ctsc.org.za to book your seat.


Keep the science fire burning these holidays with exciting workshops and double deals at the Cape Town Science Centre!
Holiday Highlights

Winter Science Camp, 15-18 July, 9:00-13:00 daily
A four-day Winter Science Camp jam packed with activities and scienterrific fun for curious kids aged 8-12 years.
Cost: R632 (non CTSC members), R480 (CTSC members), includes all activities and a special camp t-shirt.
More info and bookings: info@ctsc.org.za

1000 Drawings Science Doodle, 26 June, 18:00 for 18:30
Get inspired by science while doodling for 1000 Drawings Cape Town. Create your A5-sized work of art to donate to the next ‘Night of 1000 Drawings’ at the Good Hope Centre on 28 August 2014. Paper and pens will be supplied but feel free to bring your own materials – we know some of you are more serious about your doodles. Anything goes, and everyone is welcome to join.

Cost: First 50 tickets FREE, R30 per person thereafter
Tickets available from Webtickets or the CTSC Ticket Office.
Snacks and drinks will be for sale on the evening.
More info: www.1000drawingsCT.co.za

Family BINGO Evening, 10 July, 18:00 for 18:30
A fun-filled evening in partnership with Living Maths for the whole family with great prizes on the line.
Cost: R30 per person, limited to 100 tickets
Book your tickets today via www.webtickets.co.za
Snacks and drinks will be for sale on the evening.
Double Deals

dinosaursDinosaur Double Deal
Imagine really walking amongst dinosaurs – moving, roaring, life-size dinosaurs. For the first time since real dinosaurs roamed the planet, South Africans will be able to experience their true splendour at Days of the Dinosaur the Exhibition, presented by Huisgenoot, YOU and DRUM in assocation with Cell C, at the CTICC from 31 July – 20 August 2014.
Cost: R120 (includes entry to Days of the Dinosaur the Exhibition + entry to the CTSC)
T’s & C’s: This deal is only available to children between ages 3 – 18. The ticket for Days of the Dinosaur the Exhibition is valid from 31 July – 20 August 2014. Entry to the CTSC is valid from 27 June – 20 July 2014.

Kids Who Code Double Deal
Are you inspired by Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and other techno wizards on the information age? Join the Kids Who Code team for a 3 hour long session these holidays and if you love it, sign up for the next 10 week course. Using Scratch, Java Script & Python, a team of bright young coders will guide you on a coding adventure providing hours of fun learning in an interactive stimulating
environment. Book early, limited sessions.
Dates: Wednesday 5 & 16 July 2014
Time: 10:00 – 13:00
Age: 9 years and older
Cost: R160 per child per session (3 hour coding session + CTSC entry)

Story Time Triple Deal
Book on the Bright Side, once again reads from a thoughtfully chosen selection of science themed story books to inspire a love for reading and science. Quirky, engaging and the perfect antidote for the winter chill. All participants will take home a copy of their own book. Stories that will be read include Africa under the stars, Jungle Jive, Commotion in the Ocean & Romping, Stomping Dinosaurs.
Dates: 4, 5, 6 ,7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 July 2014
Time: 11:00 & 14:00
Age: All ages
Cost: R100 (includes a BOOK, a story telling session + CTSC entry)

A selection of books will be available to choose from but will not necessarily be the same book read during the story telling session.
Robotics Workshops Double Deal
A popular feature of the holiday programmes. Join ORT SA CAPE for one of their renowned workshops, using LEGO Mindstorms Technologies or WeDo. Warning you could get hooked for life!
Book early, limited sessions.
Dates: 7, 9,11 July 2014
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Age: 6 years and older
Cost: R150 per child per session (2 hour robotics session + CTSC entry)
Special Workshops

Walk-In Robotics
Enjoy the super cool world of robotics in ORT SA Cape’s popular Walk-In Robotics Centre based in the Cape Town Science Centre.
Trained facilitators are on hand to help you programme and explore robotics using LEGO Mindstorms or WeDo.
Open daily from 9:00 – 16:30
Cost: R55 per hour
Ages: 6 – 16 years

Wellness Sessions
Get your FREE Wellness consultation at the Cape Town Science Centre this holiday. Rayhanna Sheik from the Wellness Centre in Wynberg will be conducting free assessments for CTSC visitors. She will analyse your diet, assess your health and help you on your way to a healthier lifestyle.
Dates: 8 & 10 July 2014
Time: 10:00 – 14:00
Cost: Included with CTSC entry fee
For more information, email Rayhana on rayhannasheik786@gmail.com

Elixir Skincare Workshops
Dates: 9 & 10 July 2014
Time: 11:30 – 13:00
Cost: R40 (includes entry to the CTSC, a FULL guided Elixir Skincare facial and free product samples)
Book with the CTSC on 021 300 3200 or info@ctsc.org.za (Limited to 20 participants per workshop)
Back by popular demand! Mums and caregivers – while your kids are at play (in a very useful scientific way), give yourselves a treat and your skin a boost at the Elixir Skincare Workshops. Elixir Skincare is a tried-and-tested range of aromatherapy-based facial and body treatments formulated and produced in South Africa.

SOUNDHOUSE Winter Workshops
Dates: Saturdays 5, 12, 19, 26 July 2014
Time: Course 1: 9:00 – 10:30, Course 2: 11:00 – 12:30, Course 3: 13:00 – 14:30
Course 1 & 2: Learn how to compose, arrange and equalize music, using sample loops with GarageBand.
Cost: R75 per session
Course 3: Learn how to sing over backing tracks, how to compose your own music & lyrics as well as collaborate with other producers.
Cost: R300 for all 4 sessions on dates listed above
Bookings: www.soundhouse.co.za or info@soundhouse.co.za

All activities are included with entry fees to the CTSC unless otherwise stated. Standard entry fees apply to all visitors. A calendar of daily activities and detailed brochure is available on the CTSC website.

Air soccer (Age 5+ • Entry fee only)
Ever dreamt of playing in the Soccer World Cup? Now is your chance – be part of the action and blow your way to the CTSC Air Soccer World Cup Final!

Bouncy putty (Age 6+ • Entry fee + R5)
Learn about polymers and make your own bouncy ball.

Camera Obscura tours daily @ 12:00 & 14:00 (All ages, Entry fee only)
Have you ever taken a tour of the city while standing in one spot? Join us on a Camera Obscura Tour for a 360° view of the surrounding area. Tours take place daily at 12:00 & 14:00 and are weather dependant – you may be indoors but the weather effects the image you will see because of the quality of light outside … a fascinating story… Be sure to experience this exciting exhibit on your next visit. Listen for announcements.

Crazy Carbon Nano (Age 10+ • Entry fee only)
Discover the tiny world of nanotechnology in this hands-on workshop.

CUB Wednesdays – Wednesday 2,9 &16 July 2014
Cubs, Brownies & Scouts from any pack qualify for free entry to the CTSC on any Wednesday during the school holidays provided they come dressed in their Cubs, Brownies or Scouts uniform.

Take part in these four DINO activities and you could WIN tickets to Days of the Dinosaur the Exhibition taking place at the CTICC from 31 July to 20 August 2014

  • Dino Dig (Age 6+ • Entry fee only)
    Be a palaeontologist and dig up & uncover the past and learn more about dinosaurs.
  • Dino Hunt (Age 8+ • Entry fee only)
    Put on your palaeontologist (dinosaur scientist) hat and follow the dinosaur tracks to discover some fun facts about dinosaurs while searching for the treasure.
  • Dino Masks (Age 5+ • Entry fee only)
    Be creative and make your favourite dinosaur mask.
  • Dino Techno Sculptures (Age 6+ • Entry fee only)
    One man’s junk is another man’s treasure… Come along and design a dinosaur sculpture from old bits and pieces of computers, keyboards and other techno junk.

Digital Photography (Age 7+ • Entry fee + R5)
Try your hand at taking photographs at the CTSC and discover what it takes to capture a a great photograph. Our resident photographer will give you ‘tips and tricks’ while you explore the joy of creating your own photographic masterpieces.

Electrolight Game (Age 7+ • Entry fee + R10)
Build a circuit board and design a matching game where the right connection will shine!

Fitness Fanatics (Age 6+ • Entry fee only)
How fit are you? Learn the basics of Sports Science, test your fitness and see what goes into being fit enough to be the best of the best.

Gear Up (Age 7+ • Entry fee only)
Gear up to learn about gears, see how they work in our everyday lives and how so many things have gears that you would never even imagine had gears!

Lucky’s Lab (All ages, Entry fee only)
Visit Lucky’s Lab and see what daily activities will be taking place. You could be in for a surprise with a gooey dissection, a fascinating ’under the microscope’ session or an intriguing demonstration that will tickle your curiosity. Ask a facilitator in a red labcoat to direct you to Lucky’s Lab.

Newton Plays Marbles (Age 6+ • Entry fee only)
Lost your marbles? Come and learn the science behind playing marbles.

Quirky Kites (Age 7+ • Entry fee + R5)
Build a kite and discover what words like aerodynamics, drag, gravity and thrust mean and how they affect your kite soaring to the highest of heights.

Science Show daily @ 13:00 (All ages, Entry fee only)
Some think it’s magic, we call it Science. Our daily Science Shows will excite while nurturing awareness that science is a part of our everyday lives.

Soccer Mania (Age 6+ • Entry fee only)
Did you know: There is loads of maths involved in playing soccer and creating soccer equipment? We will show you how using hexagons and pentagons can create a soccer ball.

Super Structures (Age 5+ • Entry fee + R5)

Get together and build a super structure that can hold a cup full of heavy objects using only tooth picks and Jelly Tots… best news is that you can eat the Jelly Tots once you are done!
Programme is subject to change without notice – please see daily programme at the CTSC ticket office on the day of your visit. We look forward to sharing our love for science with you these holidays!