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Israel National Museum of Science Scientist Wins Nobel Prize 8 December, 2011 The Israel National Museum of Science's very own Dr. Dan Schectman has been awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Dr. Schectman is the chairman of the museum's Academic Committee, and as is a distinguished professor of Materials Science at the Technion. He was awarded the honor, as well as its accompanying $1.4 million prize, for his discovery of quasi-crystals; materials in which atoms are packed together in a well-defined pattern that never repeats itself.
 
Noble Energy Science Park Unveiled 8 December, 2011 October saw the grand opening of the Israel National Museum of Science's much anticipated, cutting-edge Noble Energy Science Park. Located between the museum’s two landmark buildings, the park’s beautiful new landscape and wooden decks offer a comfortable place for parents and teachers to take their children to learn in a relaxed environment. It was specifically designed to harmoniously mesh and display the world’s natural scientific elements: land, water, wind, and sun.
 
Science Centers Engagement and the Rio Summit 8 December, 2011 The Israel National Museum of Science is one of seventeen science centers worldwide to participate in SCEnaRioS - Science Centers Engagement and the Rio Summit, sponsored by the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC).
 
Science, Policymakers and Society 8 December, 2011 The Israel National Musem of Science has joined PLACES, a multi-year European venture, of 69 cities in 27 countries. Sponsored by ECSITE, the European Network of Science Centers and Museums, the project aims to enhance an exchange between science, policymakers and society. This will be conducted through a host of seminars and workshops in which municipalities promote science and show citizens how they can affect science-related decisions on environmental sustainability, healthcare, biodiversit
 
The Israel National Museum of Science Participates in EU-Sponsored "Researchers Night" 8 December, 2011 September saw the sixth European Union-sponsored "Researches Night," which the Israel National Museum of Science participated in, along with other museums, academic institutions and science centers around Israel and Europe. Some 3,500 visitors at the museum had an opportunity to delve into scientific and technological research through informal discussions with scientists and interactive science-made-fun activities.
 
Bringing Science to the Periphery 15 September, 2011 This past school year saw over 5,000 students, between kindergarten and sixth grade age, take part in Operation North. Operation North is a unique, year-long science program geared to pique interest in science and technology amongst Israel’s younger students in Akko (sponsored by the Iranian American Jewish Federation of New York), Beit She’an (supported by Jack Lahav) and Hatzor Haglilit (subsidized by the Israel Manufacturers’ Association).
 
Science Park Allows Visitors to Relax and Meet With Scientists Who Altered the World 15 September, 2011 The MadaTech is turning 25 this year and its anniversary celebrations will kickoff this October with the inauguration of its new Science Park. The President of Israel, Shimon Peres will be in attendance to partake in the festivities. Located between the Museum’s two landmark buildings, the park’s beautiful new landscape and wooden decks offer a comfortable place for parents and teachers to take their children to learn in a relaxed environment.
 
The Science of Sports 15 September, 2011 In June, the MadaTech opened its 10,750 square foot Science of Sports exhibition. The exhibit encourages visitors of all ages to explore the science behind sports, as well as how sports affect the human body and an individual’s psychology.