Alexandria— H.E. Mr. Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and H.E. Mr. Franco Frattini, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs have agreed to declare 2009 the Egypt-Italy Science Year. The year will encompass a diversity of activities that will take place in various venues all over Egypt.
To celebrate the inauguration of the Egypt-Italy Science Year of Science 2009, and in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Scientific Research, Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and the Italian Embassy, the BA is organizing the (EISY2009) Inaugural Ceremony on Saturday, 10 January 2009, at the Small Theater of the BA Conference Center.
The Ceremony will be honored by opening speeches delivered by H.E. Dr. Hani Helal, Egyptian Minister of Higher Education, H.E. Dr. Maria Stella Gelmini, Italian Minister of Education, and H.E. Mr. Claudio Pacifico, Italian Ambassador to Egypt.
The Ceremony also marks the official inauguration of the “Blow-Up, Images from the Nano-world” exhibition, which aims to reveal the hidden and mysterious world of nanotechnology. This Exhibition is open to the public, free of charge, from 8 to 27 January 2009, at the East Exhibition Hall, BACC.
Other exhibitions to be hosted by the BA as part of the Egypt-Italy Science Year 2009 will include:- “The Arctic - The Antarctic”: from 14 to 30 May 2009
- “The White Heart of Our Planet” Travelling Exhibition: from 19 May to 19 June 2009. This exhibition will be traveling from 1 April to 17 May 2009 in Aswan, Luxor, Qena, Sohag, Asyut, Elminya, Beni Suef, Cairo and Elgona
- “Scheda in Inglese” Astronomical Manuscript: from 13 May to 22 June 2009
- “Marconi” Event & Exhibition: October 2009