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Compiled by William Gurstelle
Our favorite events from
around the world.
Oct. 18–19, Austin, Texas
Yippee-ki-yay, it’s Maker
Faire done Texas-style! In the
second Austin-based event,
thousands of Lone Star makers will gather for a weekend
of DIY projects, eye-opening
entertainment, and fun.
>>The B.A. Festival of Science
Sept. 6–11, Liverpool, England
The largest celebration of
science and technology in all of
Europe, organized by the British
Association for the Advance-
ment of Science. the-ba.net
Family Day Kite Festival
Sept. 20–21, San Francisco, Calif.
Watch spectacular kites flown
high above the Bay. The festival
features all manner of kiting,
from acrobatic kites to kite-boarding and boating. fdkf.org
Photograph by Doug Adesko (top)
Sept. 28–Oct. 5, Washington, D.C.
A celebration of noisy extremes
where music and art communi-
ties can sample experimental
electronic music and artistic
uses of new technologies.
Oct. 2–5, Amsterdam, Netherlands
A unique festival creating a
spectacular amalgam of science
and theater. Robodockers create
the entire event on-site, mostly
out of scrap metal and other
industrial waste. robodock.org
>>The Yankee Steam-Up
Oct. 4, East Greenwich, R.I.
A showcase of all things steam-
powered, from stationary engines
to automobiles to whistles. It’s
where steampunk makers go for
>>Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch
Oct. 8, Cape Canaveral, Fla.
Seven astronauts fly into space
for the fifth and final servicing
mission to the Hubble Space
Telescope. The crew will main-
tain the observatory through
>>International iHobby Expo
Oct. 16–19, Rosemont, Ill.
More than 16,000 R/C enthu-
siasts experience one of the
country’s largest radio control
hobby shows. ihobbyexpo.com
Oct. 31–Nov. 2, Bridgeville, Del.
The current record for throwing
a pumpkin is over 4,000 feet.
Will this be the year someone
breaks the mile mark? Hundreds
of catapults, air cannons, and
other hurling machines compete.
Nov. 1–2, San Francisco, Calif.
discuss and debate compelling
questions at the edge of scientific understanding. Watch
debates and dialogues about
energy, computers, physics,
and biology. wonderfest.org
IMPORTAN T: All times, dates, locations,
and events are subject to change. Verify all
information before making plans to attend.
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