News 2006

Jul 21, 2006

The Eclèctic Festival of the City of the Arts and Sciences ends with the concert ¿Cosmic Imagism¿ (IAC 2006)

The Eclèctic Festival of the City of the Arts and Sciences ends this Tuesday (25 June) with the concert Cosmic Imagism in which soloists from the Mediterranean Symphony Orchestra will interpret Façade, a bold piece that was composed by William Walton in 1922.

 

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Jul 19, 2006

The children of the L´Oceanogràfic Summer School take part in a baptism in the sea and sleep with sharks

L’Oceanogràfic of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias has organised, for the second year running, the Summer School, aimed at children between the ages of 6 and 12. This Thursday, 20th July, among other activities, sixty children have participated at 10 a.m. in a baptism in the sea, in the afternoon a gymkhana and at night sleep in the “Océanos” tower surrounded by sharks.

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Jun 22, 2006

L´Oceanogràfic dedicates an exhibition to Spanish scientific research in the Antarctic

Fourteen million square kilometres of ice, temperatures of 88º C below zero and winds in excess of 200 kilometres per hour, with days and nights that last six months. In these extreme conditions, Spanish scientists have, for many years, been carrying out important scientific studies into geophysics, biology or meteorology, among other disciplines, within the framework of the Antarctic Treaty, a task that is revealed at the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias through the exhibition entitled “Spain in the Antarctic. A laboratory in the ice”

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Jun 20, 2006

Pet Shop Boys, Xarxa Teatre, Muchachito, Wagon Cookin¿, dance and theatre at the Eclectic Festival 2006

The General Director of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Jorge Vela, has today presented the Eclectic Festival that for the fifth year running has been held at this complex. At the press conference was Mónica Gozalbo of the Xarxa Teatre company, who will open the festival on 15th July with the show “Veles e Vents”.

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Jun 6, 2006

Luis Lobón underlines the collaboration between the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and Universities at the 2nd Idea Awards event.

The Regional Secretary for Events and Projects, Luis Lobón, today stressed, during the handing over of the II Ideas Awards ceremony, that “we share some common aims with the university, daily work with and for young people”. In this sense, he explained that the aim of the Idea Awards “is to support the Universities of the Valencia Region and to reward annually young university teachers and researchers that are especially outstanding in their careers and future prospects in each of the rewarded specialities”.

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Jun 5, 2006

L´Oceanogràfic hosts the art exhibition entitled ¿Oceanic Moments¿

L´Oceanogràfic of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias is hosting, from Tuesday 6th June to 30th September, the “Oceanic Moments” exhibition of the naturalist and painter Javier Martínez Valle providing a vision of marine life through the movement of the sea an of its inhabitants.

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Jun 2, 2006

Baltasar Beferull, Gabriela Barenboim and Lorenzo Cotino, winners at the Second edition of ¿Idea Awards¿

Gabriela Barenboim, Baltasar Beferull and Lorenzo Cotino, are the winners of the Second Edition of the Ideas Awards called by the City Foundation for the Arts and Sciences in the categories of Basic Sciences, Technologies and Social Sciences, respectively.

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May 24, 2006

The Oceanográfic will extend its opening times during the World Meeting of the Families

To celebrate the Fifth World Families Meeting 2006 (WFM), the Oceanográfic of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias is to extend its opening times to the public from Saturday 1st July to Tuesday 11th July so as to facilitate visits by the public who have come to Valencia between these dates. From the 1st to the 11th of July, the Oceanográfic will open its doors at 10 a.m. and can be visited up until midnight.

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May 16, 2006

The Science Museum hosts the original film of Shackleton¿s expedition.

The Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe tomorrow, 17th May, will be showing the film “South”, the original film shot to finance the Antarctic expedition of Ernest Shackleton. The film shot by the official photographer of the expedition, Frank Hurley, relates the adventures of Shackleton and his men and includes images that, at that time, were a novelty and of great interest.

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May 15, 2006

L¿Oceanogràfic at the City of Arts and Sciences launches a Summer School

L’Oceanogràfic at the City of Arts and Sciences has for the second year running organised a Summer School aimed at children between the ages of 6 and 12. It will be held at the end of June and beginning of July. The aim of this initiative is to kick of the school holidays with an extensive programme of activities that bring together learning and fun.

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May 10, 2006

The Science Museum offers a chance to observe Jupiter tomorrow

 

El Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe acoge mañana una charla coloquio y una observación de Júpiter, una actividad totalmente gratuita que ofrece la Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias en colaboración con la Asociación Valenciana de Astronomía (AVA) y que se realizada dentro del ciclo "Astronomía en el Museo 2006" que se ha organizado por tercer año consecutivo.

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May 10, 2006

L´Hemisfèric incorporates the IMAX film ¿Cirque du Soleil. Journey of Man¿ in its programme

From Thursday the 11th of May, L´Hemisfèric at the City of Arts and Sciences will incorporate the IMAX film “Cirque du Soleil. Journey of Man” into its programme to coincide with the Canadian company’s return visit to Valencia. This production made especially for giant screens will be shown Thursdays to Sundays at 8pm

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May 3, 2006

The City of the Arts and Sciences devotes an exhibition and an IMAX film to the Antarctic

The City of Arts and Sciences devotes an exhibition and an IMAX film to the legendary expedition of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew, who between 1914 and 1916 managed to survive for almost two years in the Antarctic when their ship Endurance was caught in the ice and gradually destroyed

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Apr 29, 2006

The City of Arts and TVCB award pupils an end-of-year trip to Valencia

The IES Rey Pelayo de Cangas de Onís School in Asturias is the winner of the competition entitled “Destination Valencia Year 05/06”, organised by the City of Arts and Sciences and Turismo Valencia Convention Bureau (TVCB). The prize was an end-of-year trip to Valencia for 30 people, from the 5th to the 8th of May, which included a guided tour of the old part of the city and entry to the City of Arts and Sciences.

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Apr 28, 2006

Ignarro and Álvarez-Buylla, winners of the Cátedra Santiago Grisolía Award 2006

Drs. Louis J. Ignarro, of the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology of the University of California in Los Angeles, and Arturo Álvarez-Buylla of the Department of Neurosurgery and the Programme on Developmental Biology and Stem Cells of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of California in San Francisco, have been awarded the Cátedra Santiago Grisolía prize 2006, organised by the City of Arts and Sciences Foundation.

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Apr 25, 2006

The Science Museum holds an exhibition entitled ¿The Line of Isis¿

The Príncipe Felipe Science Museum is holding an exhibition entitled “The Line of Isis” which demonstrates “the important role played by female scientists throughout history and their presence in almost every field as well as the valuable contributions they have made”, as stated by the regional secretary for Events and Projects, Luis Lobón, during the official opening of this new exhibition, located on the first floor of the Museum.

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Apr 25, 2006

Over 300,000 visitors at the City of Arts and Sciences over Easter

The City of Arts and Sciences has received over 300,000 visitors over the Easter holidays, the busiest day being Good Friday, with a total of 33,102 visitors. The Príncipe Felipe Science Museum had 148.,434 visitors, L’Oceanogràfic 114,507 people and L’Hemisfèric was at 100% capacity with 42,091 visitors, leading to extra sessions on the 14th, 15th and 16th April.

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Apr 5, 2006

The Science Museum holds an exhibition entitled ¿Living Bones¿

The Príncipe Felipe Science Museum is holding a new exhibition, “Living Bones”, which educates the public on bones and their main afflictions. “Living Bones” was opened today by the regional secretary for Events and Projects, Luis Lobón, who pointed out that this exhibition helps to “promote health education amongst the public by means of twenty or so interactive modules that give us greater knowledge of this part of our anatomy”.

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Apr 4, 2006

The City of Arts and Sciences and the Circuit offer combined entry on the 8, 9, 22 and 23 April

The City of Arts and Sciences and the Valencia Regional Racing Circuit Ricardo Tormo are offering combined entry on the 8th and 9th of April and the 22nd and 23rd of April, to coincide with the GP2 Series trials and the world Superbike championship respectively. This initiative is part of the collaboration agreement between the two organisations for promoting events and facilities.

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Mar 23, 2006

L¿Oceanogràfic incorporates a photography exhibition on climate change

The General Manager of the City of Arts and Sciences, Jorge Vela, accompanied by the Director of the British Council in Valencia, Chris Dove, today visited the Access Building at L’Oceanogràfic to open the photography exhibition “NorthSouthEastWest”.

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