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The 2nd Urban Science Festival

From July 17thto August 2nd2015, the 2ndUrban Science Festival was held in Beijing, China. This year is named as the Int...

From July 17th to August 2nd 2015, the 2nd Urban Science Festival was held in Beijing, China. This year is named as the “International Year of the Optics”. This year the festival’ theme will be “light and color”, and it will provide customers a fantastic optic world.

There are many highlights in the festival:

1.The special show of the International Year of the Optics

“1001 inventions and the optical world of Ibn Haytham ” Visitors could go into the full-featured giant camera obscura and experience the principle of pinhole image. They can also enjoy the mini movie “Optical world of Ibn Haytham”, “The secrets of library”, arabian-style science skits and numerous optical hands-on workshop.

 

2.British remote astronomy

There is a giant telescope in the far away Atlantic Ocean. It is located in the vast sea, which can provide it an excellent viewing angle. Many professional astronomical workers carry out their work in this experimental platform. Now, the children in China have the opportunities to work with the astronomers order the telescope to take specific pictures which is located at the other side of the earth.

 

This picture is made by you. However, you have to answer 20 astronomical questions correctly on our remote astronomy website. Well, don’t worry, because it is just like a game.

3. Magical soap workshop

Do you want to make soap and soap flower? Come to Magical soap workshop, you will realize your dream. You can draw Zodiac honey man by yourselves, using boiled sucrose or maltose and making them into varies shapes, such as people, animal, plants and so on. This is an activity that included in the intangible cultural heritage.