Jordan Year of Science 2017:
will mark a major advance in Jordan’s position as a facilitator for dialogue and a promoter of real, equal and durable progress in the Middle East.
Jordan’s Year of Science (JYS) 2017 will place science, technology and innovation at the heart of the debate on our future growth and will reaffirm our pivotal role in the Middle East’s durable development.
The events and coverage surrounding the JYS Calendar of Events will draw in scientists, engineers, researchers and policymakers from around the world, and will engage our public in debates and discussions to highlight the challenges we face and the enormous capacity we have to tackle them with intelligence, creativity and drive.
JYS 2017 will feature a Calendar of events, discussion and debate, headlined by a key, globally anticipated summit – World Science Forum 2017 – in November.
The launch of SESAME in April 2017 will also mark a major, internationally significant scientific event, which will draw in global coverage from the scientific and mainstream media. These two lynchpin events provide Jordan with an unparalleled opportunity to set in motion a ‘Movement for Science’ that will place our scientists and our people at the heart of the debate on the future of ‘good science’ in our region. It marks a recognition of our historic journey from Nahda to Tanweer. It is a celebration of our creative heritage and our innovative future.
Who Was Ibn Al-Haytham?
Considered by many as the ‘Father of Optics’, 11th century Arab scientist Ibn Al-Haytham lived in a creative golden age in Muslim civilization. He made important contributions to the understanding of vision, optics and light. Ibn AlHaytham’s methodology of investigation, in particular using experiments to verify theory, shows certain similarities to what later became known as the modern scientific method.
What is the Exhibition Ibn Al-Haytham:
The Man Who Discovered How We See?
Starting 8 March – 8 April 2017 The exhibition introduces pioneering Arab Scientist Ibn Al-Haytham and his major contributions to the Science of light and vision. Through education and fun components, the exhibition offers an insight into the history of light, vision and optics based Science.
The exhibition offers audiences a highly interactive educational experience that includes an exciting short film starring legendary actor Omar Sharif, interactive exhibits, hands-on activities, and digital educational games.
What activities should you expect to engage in at the Exhibition?
• Meet Ibn Al-Haytham: a character from Arab Heritage to spark innovation, creativity and inquisitiveness.
• Step into the Giant Camera Obscura exhibit
• Watch an exciting short film about Ibn Al-Haytham’s life and discoveries starring Omar Sharif
• Join in the demonstrations and workshops related to the science of light and optics
• Read the Ibn Al-Haytham Children’s Book, a National Geographic Publication
• Engage in fun interactive games. The Ibn Al-Haytham Exhibition is a journey of fun discovery.
How do I register my School’s participation?
• All schools must pre-book their visit to the Exhibition.
• Admission to the Exhibition is free.
• For booking please call: 06 4629317 / fax 064629312 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
How many students can school bring?
Schools will receive exclusive access to the Ibn Al-Haytham Exhibition Daily - except for Tuesdays - from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Fridays from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The exhibition accommodated 50 students every 20 minutes. The tour of the exhibition will last approximately 90 minutes.
We welcome you Daily - except for Tuesdays - from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Fridays from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.And encourage you to visit the exhibitions in the evenings and on the weekends with your kids.