St. Louis SciFest 08

SciFest 08 posterThe St. Louis Science Center launches SciFest ’08 this week to help people understand and enjoy the role science plays in everyday life. A YouTube video previews the event.

The event’s name, [King] said, has been misleading to some who think it’s a celebration of science fiction. “It’s not science fiction,” [he] said. “It’s even cooler.”

The St. Louis Science Center was originally founded as the Museum of Science and Natural History in 1959. As such, it presumably is the museum whose former Director was the late Donn Brazier, the well-known editor of the fanzine Title. (Remembrances of Donn by Don Ayres and Sheryl Birkhead are on page 12-13 of File 770 #142).

[Link via Isaac Alexander.]

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  1. The St. Louis Science Center is in fact the descendant of the Museum of Science and Natural History of which Donn was the Director, including having some of its exhibits which haven’t dated from new discoveries, but when the tax revenues were increased and the plans for the move were announced, he retired, never working in the current facility on Oakland Avenue or in the McDonnell Planetarium which the Science Center absorbed.

    After renovation, the buildings in Oak Knoll Park in which Donn worked are now under separate management, one used by the St. Louis Artists’ Guild for exhibition, studio, and teaching space, and one by the Clayton Child Care Center.

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