A Local Perspective on Life in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

AIST Open House 2007

The annual AIST open house will be held this Saturday, July 21 from 9:30AM to 4:00PM. The open house flyer doesn’t say from when to when, but free shuttle buses will be leaving every 10 minutes from the loading zone #9 of the Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal. The buses will stop at AIST and NIES, which will also be doing the open house that day (see Shaney’s post titled “NIES Summer Open House 2007” ).

These are “just a few” of the events scheduled:

  • Lectures
  • Guided Tours (pre-registration required)
  • “Science Talk”-discussion sessions with scientists (pre-registration required)
  • Demonstration of a moving dinosaur robot from 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm
  • Scientific Experiments Shows (Wonders of Chemistry and Wonders of “Colors of Light”) – both from 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm
  • Hands-on Activities
    – Make your own “はんこ”(hanko or personal seal)
    – Make your own liquid or 3-D kaleidoscope
    – Let’s make a volcano in the kitchen
    – Environment Quiz Tourney from 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm
  • Demonstrations
    – The bus that runs on bio-diesel fuel (the bus will not move)
    – Humanoid demos from 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm
    – Methane Hydrate open experiments from 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm

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