World Science Festival 2015: Press Center

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“… the festival has by now carved out a place in the city’s cultural scene.”

—New York Times (5/30/15)


It’s not your typical muggy Sunday street fair. Astronauts share their tips for going to the bathroom in space, kids play with computer microscopes and food trucks compete for road space with robots. As the 2015 World Science Festival wrapped up today in New York City, crowds came out to practice their space surfing, launch rockets, and learn a little more about how our world works.”

—Forbes (5/3/15)


“What a joy to see so many kids (and adults!) going bananas after getting their first looks at the Moon, Saturn, Venus, and Jupiter. What a glorious Saturday night we had.”
—Astronomy Magazine (6/1/2015)


Featured News Stories


“World Science Festival Finds Success in Physics, and More, as Spectacle” – New York Times (5/30/15)

“This Is How Scientists Do A Summer Street Fair” – Forbes (5/31/15)

“The Leonard Lopate Show: Brian Greene and Alan Alda Celebrate Einstein’s Theory of Relativity
– WNYC (5/27/15)

“Getting Down to Earth, Through Space” – Wall Street Journal (6/1/15)


More Press Coverage


“Cosmic Confusion: Talk of Multiverses and Big Errors in Astrophysics” – (6/12/15)

“A Conversation About Science, History, and Meaning with Steven Weinberg” – The Takeaway (6/2/15)

“New Yorkers Set Sail on the ‘Mystic Whaler’ Schooner” – LiveScience (6/2/15)

“What Is Sleep? Contest Winners Explain Science of Zzzz’s” – LiveScience (6/2/15)

“Astronaut Underwear, Dancing Robot Wow Stargazers in NYC” – (6/1/15)

“Greetings from the World Science Festival Star Party!” – Astronomy Magazine (6/1/15)

“To the stars and beyond, in Brooklyn Bridge Park” – Brooklyn Eagle (6/1/2015)

“14 People At The World Science Festival Tell Us Why They Love Science – Buzzfeed (6/1/15)

“Learning Through Interaction At The World Science Festival In NYC” – CBS Local (5/31/15)

“Festival mundial de ciencia llega a Nueva York” – Telemundo (5/29/15)

“Time Travel Is Possible. Einstein Taught Us That.” – Big Think (5/28/15)

“Spare Times for May 29-June 4” – New York Times (5/28/15)

“Your Weekend Agenda: Events to Check Out This Weekend, May 29–31” – New York Magazine (5/28/15)

“At World Science Festival, Students Can Interact With Renowned Scientists” – Education World (5/28/15)

“The Leonard Lopate Show: Brian Greene and Alan Alda Celebrate Einstein’s Theory of Relativity
– WNYC (5/27/15)

“World Science Festival Brings Abstract Concepts to Life” – NY1 (5/27/15)

“Minds in Orbit at World Science Festival” – NY1 (5/27/15)

“Spacing Out at the Otherworldly NASA Orbit Pavilion” –  Bedford + Bowery (5/27/15)

“NASA Brings Science of Space Down to Earth at 2015 World Science Festival” – RTT News (5/27/15)

NYC World Science Fair Features NASA-Designed Orbit Pavilion” – Washington Times (5/27/15)

“World Science Festival: 12:00 p.m. daily until May 31” – Village Voice (5/27/15)

“Gearing up for the World Science Festival” Astronomy Magazine (5/26/2015)

“Scientific Inquiry Takes Over NYC” – Flavorpill (5/26/15)

“World Science Festival” – Time Out New York

“Above and Beyond: World Science Festival”  – New Yorker (5/26/15)

“A Festival of Science”  – WAMC Northeast Public Radio (5/24/15)

“5 Festivals for Families in NYC in May 2015” – Mommy Nearest (5/5/15)

 “World Science Festival Announces Schedule” – New York Times (5/3/15)

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