The North Africa and Middle East Science centers network (NAMES) was launched on 30 January 2006 during a meeting initiated and organized by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center. The purpose and goal of NAMES are to be achieved through excellence and innovation in informal education and by offering hands-on activities where the audience can indulge in participatory learning. More

NAMES 2018

Save the DATE! NAMES 2018 Conference will take place 24-26 October 2018, back at the Library of Alexandria, Egypt, where it will be hosted by Founding Member, the Planetarium Science Center (PSC), in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of NAMES 1st conference, which was also organized at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Home of NAMES Secretariat Office. More

EMME 2017

Thank you Citta della Scienza, Naples, Italy, for hosting the 3rd Edition of EMME Summer School. the five-day Summer School was very exciting and full of interacive workshops and sessions, from which we are quite sure that all the participants benefited. A great thank you for Universcience Partenaires for providing five grants to our colleagues from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, and Tunisia. It is worth mentioning that the Mijbil Almutawa Award Program has launched its first edition during the EMME 2017. More


'The Science Centers World Summit (SCWS 2017)'

The Science Center World Summit (SCWS 2017) took place 15-17 November, in Tokyo, Japan, where it was hosted by the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan). The Science Center World Summit, held every 3 years, is organized by science center networks to discuss global issues involving science center partners and experts from other fields.

The SCWS 2017 theme was “Connecting the World for a Sustainable Future”. It embraces the global wisdom approach, and welcomes the rich diversity of all aspects of society. Participants to the Summit were also be discussing how our field can meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that address critical needs/actions for the human species to survive and thrive.

  • 'Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It's posing questions and coming up with a method. It's delving in.'

    - 'Sally Ride' -

  • 'Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.'

    - 'Carl Sagan' -

  • 'Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think!'

    - 'Albert Einstein' -