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Compiled by William Gurstelle
Our favorite events from
around the world.
Early January, nationwide, U.S.
Catch the first season of
Make: television. The new
series, based on our magazine,
comes to public television in
early January. Hosted by John
Edgar Park. Check local listings for airtimes in your area.
>>Roboexotica Festival for
Dec. 4, Vienna, Austria
The quintessential cocktail
robotics event expands its scope
as the festival celebrates its
tenth year with an exhibition,
workshops, musical perfor-
mances, and an awards gala.
DIY Festival of Art
Dec. 5–7, Zurich, Switzerland
Photography by Markus Haselbach (bottom) and Matt Blum (top)
This Euro DIY festival is a series
of talks, concerts, and workshops
intended for those who prefer
to make things their own way.
Exhibitions include robots, interactive installations, games, noise
toys, and more.
>>Fermilab Family Open House
Jan. 17, Batavia, Ill.
The public is invited onto the
grounds of the gigantic Fermi
National Accelerator Laboratory
to see the Cockroft-Walton
accelerator, the linear accel-
erator gallery, the main control
room, and more.
Jan. 24–26, Bombay, India
More than 45,000 people gather
at Techfest, one of Asia’s largest
technology festivals. Activities
include several competitions,
lectures, workshops, and
Feb. 21, Washington, D.C.
Thousands of kids will visit
Washington’s National Building
Museum to celebrate Engineering
Week 2009. The festival features
dozens of hands-on engineering-
related activities — and slime!
>>Magnet Lab Open House
Feb. 21, Tallahassee, Fla.
The National High Magnetic
Field Laboratory opens the
doors of its world-class research
laboratory at Florida State
University for public tours.
and the chance to meet and
chat with Mag Lab scientists
>> Winter Star Party
Feb. 21–28, Spanish Harbor Key, Fla.
The stars shine bright at this
stellar party, where more than
600 amateur astronomers
gather to talk about telescopes
and gaze at the Orion Nebula
and other winter sky attractions
without fur-lined parkas.
IMPORTANT: All times, dates, locations,
and events are subject to change. Verify all
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