The upcoming Global Science Festival Kerala (GSFK) is organized by the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) in collaboration with various state and international scientific institutions to showcase science, technology and Featuring the wonders of art. Moon,” said the organizer.
Slated as Asia’s largest science festival, the first-ever GSFK will take place from December 45, 2023 at the state capital’s Life Science Park, according to Amuseum ArtScience, a trust that collaborates with the government to host the festival. It will be held for one day.
The Museum of the Moon is a 2016 inflatable installation by British artist Luke Jerrum.
Ajith Kumar, Director of the Museum, said GSFK 2023 will be a remarkable platform for professionals, students and enthusiasts around the world to celebrate the wonders of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.
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“GSFK 2023 promises to captivate visitors with expertly curated and complex scientific exhibits housed within the ‘Life Science’ Pavilion. Spread over 250,000 square feet, the festival features mega walk-ins, digital interactive platforms, replicas and specimens. In addition, participants look forward to participating in nighttime observations, scientific conferences and engaging cultural performances,” Kumar said.
The science festival brings art and science together with international science exhibition institutions, national and international museums, Kerala Sastra Sanketika Sarvakarasala, Kerala Industrial Development Corporation, Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad and the famous ‘Museum of the Moon’. AMUSEUM, a trust organization that encourages, said in a release.
GSFK is expected to be the first step towards establishing a permanent science exhibition center in Thiruvananthapuram, with the ultimate goal of developing a “science city” operated at the national level.
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As part of the festival, starting in July 2023, schools across the state will host a series of educational events to communicate the festival’s core values and message to students, according to the release.
He also said that rural areas will see street installations, 3D mapping productions, art installations and other engaging activities.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan unveiled the festival’s official logo on June 6, based on the iconic ‘Tree of Life’ sketch by British naturalist Charles Darwin, who advocated the theory of biological evolution by natural selection. .
GSFK is organized with an estimated budget of Rs.10 billion.