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Summer Holiday Programme

Join us all summer long for hands-on workshops, competitions, demonstrations and science shows that will blow (and grow) your mind! We’re exploring the power of water through building rockets, firing bazookas and whirling vortexes.  We’re going supersonic with the Bloodhound SSC and racing balloon-powered cars, getting crafty with origami and going old school with Bingo […]

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Make a date to race the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car

Andy Green will attempt to break the land speed record in 2015, racing the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car to 1000 mph at Hakskeenpan in the Northern Cape. And all this to inspire kids about science, technology, engineering and maths. The Bloodhound SSC driving experience will be at the Cape Town Science Centre from 28 December 2013 […]

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Summer Science Camp

Plan ahead for next year when mom and dad has to go back to work – sign up for the CTSC Summer Science Camp and get four days packed with exciting activities and scienterrific fun! Dates:  7-10 January 2014 Times:  9:00 to 13:00 daily Ages:  8-12 years Cost:  R632 per child (non-members), R480 per child (CTSC Members) […]

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What’s happening to Earth’s magnetic field?

What’s happening to Earth’s magnetic field? Presented by Dr Pieter Kotzé is a research physicist at the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) What is the status of Earth’s magnetic field? What shields us from harmful energetic particles from outer space? What changes in the geomagnetic field, due to the sun’s solar activities, result in space […]

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FIRST LEGO League Robotics Tournament

Can FIRST® LEGO® League teams help us master natural disasters? In the 2013 NATURE’S FURY℠ Challenge, over 200,000 children ages 9 to 16 from over 70 countries will explore the awe-inspiring storms, quakes, waves and more that we call natural disasters. Teams will discover what can be done when intense natural events meet the places […]


The Asteroids, The Dinosaurs and You! – Jim Adams

The Asteroids, The Dinosaurs and You! A brief history and future of our dangerous solar system Presented by Jim Adams, Deputy Chief Technologist, NASA Our thinking about asteroids has changed dramatically in the last 50 years. NASA’s Deputy Chief Technologist will explore the scientific findings that has led to the most prominent theory for the […]

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Low Alcohol Wines and the Health Benefits uncorked

Talk presented by Werner Engelbrecht and Dee Blackhurst Low alcohol wines are one of the fastest growing categories in the global wine market. Werner Engelbrecht will look at the reasons for higher alcohol levels in wine, discuss the various ways in which low alcohol wines can be created and look at future trends in wine making […]