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Cape Town Science Centre - National Science Week

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visit the centre free of charge on Sunday 29 July, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August in celebration of National Science Week (NSW) 2018.

The Cape Town Science Centre (CTSC) in Observatory is inviting the young and old to visit the centre free of charge on Sunday 29 July, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August in celebration of National Science Week (NSW) 2018. The Cape Town Science Centre's contribution to NSW will be to get ordinary citizens, young and old, excited about science. The theme for this year's National Science Week is Deepening our democracy through science.

“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 this is such a broad and a fascinating theme, we have partnered with other organisations to enhance the programme with a plethora of additional activities as we engage and create a platform to communicate science with the general public," says MJ Schwartz, Education Manager of the CTSC.

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 workshops 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 around once a year, so gather up family and friends and join 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, 29 July and Sunday, 5 August and from 9:00 – 16:00 on Saturday, 4 August 2018.

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.

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