13 to 19 March 2013 (South Africa)
SciFest Africa, South Africa’s National Science Festival, was established in 1996 to promote public awareness, understanding and appreciation of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and innovation (STEMI).
The high-profile National Science Festival and outreach activities use quality interactive events to engage audiences, identify talented youth, facilitate the learning of science and mathematics in an informal way, develop life skills, and inspire South Africa’s youth to follow careers in science and mathematics careers and become leaders in these fields.
In 2012, Scifest Africa welcomed 72,310 visitors from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe and generated an Advertising Value Equivalent (media coverage) of R3,500,000.
The 2013 theme for Scifest Africa 2013 is "Science on the move!" It supports the attempt by the UK-based Bloodhound Project to break the World Land Speed Record on Hakskeenpan in the Northern Cape in 2013, and will explore a range of sub-themes, including:
- different modes of transport, whether these are natural or manufactured, theoretical or practical
- engine, vehicle and tyre design and manufacture
- transport infrastructure
- racing and the World Land Speed Record
- the universe, astronomy, space sciences and SKA
- speed, velocity, distance, displacement, time, acceleration, relativity
- rhythms and patterns of movement at both macro and microscopic levels
- the human body in motion
- movement and transport in nature
- anything else that moves!
More info: http://www.scifest.org.za/
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