2008

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32nd Children's Painting Contest

Approximately 600 pieces selected for each category from over 200,000 entries submitted from all over Japan will be presented for this vibrant exhibition.

Term: December 19 (Fri.) - December 21 (Sun.), 2008
Venue: 1F Exhibition Space a, Miraikan

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Winter Break Special Event 2008

Again this year, we will hold special events for the Winter Break. Like last year, numerous events will be available. Don't miss this opportunity!

Term: December 20 (Tue.), 2008 - January 12 (Mon.), 2009
Venue: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
3F Science Library and Permanent Exhibition Area

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MEGASTAR-II Titan "A Shooting Star that Never Vanishes"

This content will introduce the International Space Station, which you can see with the naked eye, and the constellations that can be seen during this season under a sky illuminated by 5.3 million stars projected by the MEGASTAR-II Titan which includes those stars that are usually invisible.

Term: November 1 (Sat.) - December 8 (Mon.), 2008
Venue: 1F Symbol Zone, Miraikan

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Earth Lounge Vol. 6 "Our World, Other Worlds - Earth Theory in Progress"

The Earth Lounge series, which is based on the concept of "thinking about the Earth under the symbol exhibit Geo-Cosmos," introduces unique projects that focus on the great theme of our planet Earth each year. This year, we will provide an opportunity to have visitors feel the earth through new parameters such as through interaction among diverse people and projects. These include researchers of marine science deep sea drilling who aim for the untouched depths of our planet, Earth and planetary research projects that attract attention for unraveling the overall history of Earth, and rappers and graffiti artists who are active on the streets.
Date : September 27 (Sat.) - October 19 (Sun.), 2008
Venue : 1F Symbol Zone, Miraikan

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Let's Meet a Scientist! Permanent Exhibition "Earth Environment and Me" Opening Memorial Series Vol. 1: Mr. Masamitsu Funaoka "New Ways of Using and Viewing Trees"要申込

We will introduce a recycling industry of the future that uses trees wisely in conjunction with this cycle. Let's discuss the ideal future society.

Schedule: October 18 (Sat.), 2008   14:30 - 16:00
Venue: 5F "Earth Environment and Me," Miraikan

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"Earth Lounge" Relative Live Event "LIVE_GROUND Earth"

It will be a live event in which cutting-edge planetary science and the energy of expression will cross over. The popular rapper SEEDA will portray the world brightly with overwhelming rap skills and penetrating visions. Starting with his performance, new beats, sounds and words will echo resonantly under the Geo-Cosmos!
Date : October 4 (Sat.), 2008 19:00 - 22:00 (Doors open 18:00)
Venue : 1F Symbol Zone, Miraikan

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"Pterosaurs; Rulers of the Skies in the Age of Dinosaurs" Exhibition Relative Event "Pterosaurs VS Rodan: Strongest in Imagination! The World of Ancient Creatures and Monsters"要申込

With the title "Pterosaurs VS Rodan," researchers that love monster movies and movie people that love Pterosaurs gathered at the event site of the Pterosaurs exhibition.

Date: August 9 (Sat.), 2008   18:30 - 20:00
Venue: 1F Exhibition Space a, within the exhibition site of "Pterosaurs; Rulers of the Skies in the Age of Dinosaurs," Miraikan

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Let's Meet a Scientist! "From Micro Nanochip Research to the World of Medicine"

It is a once-a-month regular event where visitors will get to come in direct contact with researchers. We will introduce the cutting-edge technology of the micro nano world.Lecturer: Takehiko Kitamori (Professor of The University of Tokyo)

Date: June 21 (Sat.), 2008   15:00 - 16:00
Venue:
3F Robot World, Miraikan

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Special Exhibition "The Science of Aliens"

Extraterrestrial life that is thought of as the key to solving the mystery of life on earth is generally known as being alien. Scientists at the forefront of this exciting field will study the possibilities of extraterrestrial life from various angles.
Date : March 20 (Thu.) - June 16 (Mon.), 2008
Venue : 1F Exhibition Space b, Miraikan

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"The Science of Aliens" Exhibition Relative Event Demonstration by Researchers "Special Mission" Vol. 2: "Let's Have a Talk With Researchers! Alien Junior Meeting"

Let's talk about aliens as we exchange opinions and questions with young researchers that are conducting research on the planet. There must be more than one answer.

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"The Science of Aliens" Exhibition Relative Event Demonstration by Researchers "Special Mission" No. 1: "Is it OK in Space?! Sleeping Chironomids that Live in Extreme Environments" - Takashi Okuda

Sleeping Chironomids live in the dry areas of Africa. When they dry up, they fall asleep and can bear extreme climate changes from hot to cold and bear solar radiation.

Date: June 7 (Sat.), 2008   13:00 - 13:50
Venue: 1F Exhibition site for "Alien Lab," Exhibition Space b, Miraikan

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Wellcome Trust Image Awards

This event highlights winning entries in the awards given since 1997 by the British medical charity Wellcome Trust.
Date : April 14 (Mon.) - May 6 (Wed.), 2008
Venue : 3F Science Library, Miraikan

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Space Poem Chain Vol. 2 Commemoration Symposium

This is the symposium for the commemoration of the completion of the Space Poem Chain that has been in the editing process for approximately half a year based on a combination of public participation and contributions.
Date : March 9 (Sun.), 2008 15:00 - 17:00
Venue : 7F MIRAICAN Hall, Miraikan

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Digital Human Symposium 2008

This is the symposium sponsored by the Digital Human Research Center of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). Regarding this year's program, eight lectures will be presented under the theme of "Human Body-Lingual Technology."
Date : March 7 (Fri.), 2008 9:30 - 18:30
Venue : 7F MIRAICAN Hall, Miraikan

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"Children of Infinity" Exhibition

This is an event designed to allow us to ponder the future of culture and science together as seen through artwork created by today's children and the voices from the creative atmosphere of "art class" as we focus on class time during arts and crafts in elementary schools.
Date : February 24 (Sun.) - March 3 (Mon.), 2008
Venue : 1F Exhibition Space a, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

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Weekend Cafe Concert No. 37 "Babar" for piano and storytelling

Date : February 16 (Sat.), 2008 15:30 - 16:00
Venue : 5F Cafe, Miraikan

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Special Exhibition "UNDERGROUND - Adventure in the Darkness Created by Imagination and Science"

This Special Exhibition focuses on the earth's final frontier, the "Underground, " which is an unknown area that is to be explored by the application of advanced scientific techniques. Through combining perspectives from the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, we will present the underground world which has been uncovered by scientific exploration and share the world's perception of the underground world that has been depicted in arts, philosophy, sociology and other media. Date : September 22 (Sat.), 2007 - January 28 (Mon.), 2008 Venue : 1F Exhibition Space a and b, Miraikan

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"UNDERGROUND Exhibition" Relative Event Experiment Class "From Underground to the Laboratory! - Science Workshop Chemical Diamond Course UNDERGROUND Exhibition Special Version -"

In the past, scientists have synthesized diamonds based on the example of how natural diamonds are produced in the underground. Since then, various methods have been developed, and, this time, we will be synthesizing diamonds from alcohol. Let's look at diamonds that are not only beautiful but also have various brilliant and unmistakable characteristics from a new point of view.
Date : January 19 (Sat.), 2008 10:30 - 14:30
Venue : 3F Science Workshop, Miraikan

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Planetarium Special Program Miraikan Meets Yappooo "Yappooo! Vast Space Beyond the Sky"

A new type of planetarium program created by a collaboration between the doll animation "Yappooo" and Miraikan. We will have a special advance showing of this program that causes visitors feel the link between the universe and earth's environment through fantasy imagery during the winter break period.
Date : December 19 (Wed.), 2007 - January 14 (Mon./Holiday), 2008
10:30 -/11:30 - (Only on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)/14:00 -/16:00 -
Venue : 6F Dome Theater GAIA, Miraikan

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Experiment Booth (Electromagnetic course)

Date : January 13 (Sun.), 2008 10:30 - 16:30
Venue : 3F Science Workshop, Miraikan

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"UNDERGROUND Exhibition" Relative Event Great Screen Image Event "Heart Beat of the Earth Hidden Underground"

The geological structure, which is also the cause of regional differences in terms of seismic movements, will be projected on the giant screen in 3D. Lectures by scientists will also be held so please try to attend this spectacular event.
Date : January 5 (Sat.), 2008 14:30 - 15:00
January 6 (Sun.), 2008 1. 14:30 - 15:00 2. 16:00 - 16:30
Venue : 7F Innovation Hall, Miraikan

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