The light&sound mulitmedia opening ceremony was directed by Peter Greenaway. The title of the show was "Big Bang" and told the story of creation myths from various continents, including the scientifically approved one. The one hour show was displayed/took place on the buliding's facade. We were to attend the show and had the reservation among other 10 000 watchers, but resigned due too very windy and rainy weather. Those who have seen it live say the show was not that extremely inspiring. Anyway the hipermodern and really cool science centre is ready for the visitors.
Children from selected schools across Poland came to Warsaw today as one of the highlights of the new 'Day of Talents,' an event aimed at discovering and developing the gifts of Polish youngsters.
A lucky few schoolchildren will have a day of exceptional demonstrations and workshops at Warsaw's Copernicus Science Centre, a high-tech new enterprise that opened in November 2010.
Minister of Education Katarzyna Hall, as well as Minister of Culture Bogdan Zdrojewski, are taking part in the inauguration this morning.
The Day of Talents is part of a broader, year-long programme of the Ministry of Education entitled 'Year of Discovering Talents.'
Today, at a number of specially chosen schools across the country, teachers will abandon normal lessons in favour of a programme of activities aimed at developing the intellectual, artistic and sporting talents of pupils.
Individual schools are free to lead these sessions in the way of their choosing.
Warsaw’s Copernicus Science Centre drawing crowds 18.04.2011 09:25
Over 300,000 people have already visited the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, new figures show.
Opened last November it offers hundreds of interactive exhibits displayed within an area of 20,000 square meters.
Visitors, which number an average of 2,500 per day, have a huge choice of experiments and activities, from producing electricity, stepping into an operating theatre, to putting robots to work and ‘testdriving’ a flying carpet.
The Copernicus Science Centre - which was given that name after an internet poll asked readers to choose from a number of alternatives - aims to promote science, in a modern, hands-on manner, with visitors able to take part in experiments.
The latest addition to the Centre is a planetarium. Scheduled for opening on 22 June it will include a stellar spherical projector shaped like a ball cut in two. The only such screen in Poland composed of a hundred elements it is to give visitors an illusion of being immersed in reality.
Heavens of Copernicus to open in Warsaw 17.06.2011
Copernicus Heavens - Around Poland - 13.06.2011
Trips to selected planets of the Solar System, a visit to the Milky Way and an opportunity to see the sky illuminated with twenty million stars - these are some of the attractions of the Planetarium which will open at the Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw this Sunday.
Called “The Heavens of Copernicus”, it is one of the most modern astronomical facilities for visitors in Europe.
The Planetarium has a dome measuring 16 metres in diameter and can accomodate 146 visitors. It includes a stellar spherical projector shaped like a ball cut in half.
The only such screen in Poland composed of a hundred elements and weighing over three tons, it surrounds the audience on all sides to give visitors an illusion of being immersed in reality.
According to Robert Firmhofer, the head of the Copernicus Science Center, the main aim of the Planetarium is to show visitors not only images of the starry sky without any light pollution, but also related films.
From the outset, there will be six shows available from the field of astronomy, natural science and ethnography. They include “Tales of the Maya Skies”, “Black Holes - Journey Into the Unknown” and “Natural Selection” about the history of the theory of evolution of living organisms.
A special concert called “The Heavens of Sounds” has been prepared for the Grand Opening of the Planetarium. It will feature an improvised performance of the Polish jazz star Urszula Dudziak who will be accompanied by her own band – Superband, as well as by Atom String Quartet and live electronics performer Dariusz Makaruk.
Great contribution to Warsaws attractivness and diversity Tufta and Bonobo. A new pearl in the world of wonderful Warsaw Museums, because Warsaw is a city of nice and interesting Museums. This is not only educational, satisfactionairy and intellectual challanging for Polish schoolkids, teenagers of highschools and young students, but for every Varsovian and visiting Pole from other parts of Poland.
Great contribution to Warsaws attractivness and diversity Tufta and Bonobo. A new pearl in the world of wonderful Warsaw Museums, because Warsaw is a city of nice and interesting Museums. This is not only educational, satisfactionairy and intellectual challanging for Polish schoolkids, teenagers of highschools and young students, but for every Varsovian and visiting Pole from other parts of Poland. And for foreign tourists like me too. ;D
Peter, this is not a museum. It is a Giant Laboratory. Touching and trying to operate are required.
People who visit it say other countries/cities can learn from the Polish example.