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Compiled by William Gurstelle
Our favorite events from
around the world.
Consumer Electronics Show 2010
Jan. 7–10, Las Vegas
The premiere show for electronics buffs, the gigantic
CES is the place to see what kinds of new electronics
will soon be available for hacking and modifying. Over
2,700 vendors will show off things electronic, ranging
from smartphones to 3D projectors. cesweb.org
>> The Royal Institution
Dec. 5–16, London, England
This extraordinary series began
in 1825 with Michael Faraday’s
presentation of lectures for
young people. Luminaries since
then include David Attenborough,
Carl Sagan, and Richard Dawkins.
This year Professor Sue Hartley
delivers five presentations on
International Auto Show
Jan. 11–24, Detroit
Last year more than 650,000
people visited the NAIAS. This
year 60 new vehicles will be
premiered, making it one of the
most eagerly anticipated technology events of the entire year.
>> Retech 2010
Feb. 3–5, Washington, D.C.
People interested in all renew-
able energy sectors — wind,
solar, hydro, tidal, geothermal,
biomass, biofuels, and waste-to-
energy — gather in Washington
to attend this event. Exhibitors
will include equipment manu-
facturers and suppliers, systems
providers, funders, and more.
>> Columbus Magi-Fest
Feb. 4–6, Columbus, Ohio
As MAKE, Volume 13 proved,
makers love to make magic.
Professional conjurers, magical
hobbyists, prop makers, and
other students of illusionism
gather in Columbus to explore
all aspects of their craft.
>> Orange Blossom
Special Star Party
Feb. 10–14, Dade City, Fla.
It’s been exactly 400 years since
Galileo first saw the moons of
Jupiter. You can see them for
yourself at the 16th installment
of this astronomical gathering
on the dark banks of the Withla-
>> Space Shuttle Atlantis
STS- 131 Launch
Feb. 11, Cape Canaveral, Fla.
It’s the final year for the space
shuttle program, so opportuni-
ties for live viewing of the
6 million pounds of fiery, smoky
thrust are growing short. This
launch will carry lab equipment
to the International Space
>> National High Magnetic
Field Laboratory Open House
Feb. 27, Tallahassee, Fla.
Los Alamos National Laboratory,
Florida State University, and
the University of Florida open
the doors of their world-class
research laboratory for a public
tour. Tour the record-breaking
45-tesla hybrid magnet and
get a chance to meet and chat
with Magnet Lab scientists.
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