SCIENCE EXPRESS BLOG

This blog is for visitors and partners of the “Science Express”, a joint Indo-German multimedia exhibition, which has travelled inside a 400 meters long air-conditioned train across India. On this site we provide information about the exhibition tour 2007-2008 and the 57 destinations of the train.

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
Science Express – Phase IV: 2010 – 2011
Gandhinagar (India)
Phase-IV of the ‘Science Express’ is being launched on 4 December 2010 from Gandhinagar Capital Railway Station. In the current phase, it will travel to 55 locations, mostly not covered earlier, traveling across the length & breadth of the country and covering about 18,000 kms in seven months of its journey.


Phase IV / Tour 2011 (PDF)

For further information please visit the website:
http://www.sciencexpress.in

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
Berlin (Germany)
The new German Science Express “Expedition Zukunft” will be opened by German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Prof. Dr. Annette Schavan. The opening ceremony will take place in Berlin (HBF).

For more information please visit the German website:
http://www.expedition-zukunft.org

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Sunday, November 30th, 2008
Safdarjung Railway Station (Delhi)

The new “Sciencexpress” has started its tour. The exhibition train is to stop in 51 Indian cities, 40 of which were not on the route of its first itinerary. Departing from Delhi, the train will travel across a wide variety of India’s federal states, such as Punjab, Assam, West Bengal, Kerala and even Tamil Nadu, the southernmost state in India, covering nearly 17,000 kilometres in 180 days. The objective of this second trip is to attract young people to the exhibition in particular, and to spark their passion for science and technology. To this end, the Max Planck Society and its German exhibition partners have donated the majority of the exhibits to the Department of Science and Technology after the first successful journey. The new “Sciencexpress” is a modified version of the former “Science Express”.

Please visit the new Blog for 2008 – 2009 here:
http://www.sciencexpress.in

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Wednesday, June 4th, 2008
Safdarjung Railway Station (Delhi)

Having travelled more than 15,000 kilometres in 217 days, the primal journey of the Science Express came to an end at Delhi Safdarjung. The first tour of the exhibition was formally closed by Kapil Sibal, Indian Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Professor Mehlhorn, Vice President, Max Planck Society and Julius G. Luy, Charge d’ Affairs of the German Embassy.
Closing Ceremony
Vice President of the Max Planck Society, Prof. Mehlhorn and Minister Sibal were joined by J. G. Luy and representatives from the DST, Indian Railways, BASF and VASCSC.
Due to the remarkable success of the Science Express, the Indian Government has decided to continue the project with a second tour.
Closing Ceremony Kurt Mehlhorn and Kapil Sibal
Prof. Mehlhorn and Minister Sibal in the Science Express
“I would like to announce that the journey of the Science Express is going to continue – seeing the enthusiasm among the visitors,” said Minister Kapil Sibal.

Closing Ceremony Team
Team Members and Guests of Honour at the Final Ceremony
The team of the Science Express wishes to thank all partners for their support and most notably the over 2,2 million visitors, whose active interest for the world of science exceeded all expectations.