CHINA LAUNCH: 1001 Inventions launches in Beijing
IBN AL-HAYTHAM MASCOT AND ANCHOR ATTRACTION AT THE 2015 CHINA SCIENCE FESTIVAL, BEIJING
Beijing, 17th July, 2015: China’s largest science festival launched today with the new production “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” as an anchor exhibition. 11th century Arab scholar Ibn al-Haytham was also unveiled as the official mascot of the 2015 China Science Festival.
The science festival this year is themed on “Light and Colour” and 1001 Inventions, the British based educational organisation, participates as a Founding Partner of the United Nations proclaimed International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL2015).
The 500 square metre themed Ibn Al-Haytham zone brings to life the inspiring story of Ibn al-Haytham and introduces his contributions to early light science in the context of what is considered the golden age of science from Muslim Civilisation.
Beijing Expo Center featuring Ibn Al-Haytham as the mascot to the China Science Festival
Giant fully functioning camera obscura themed as Ibn Al-Haytham’s turban and produced by 1001 Inventions in China Science Festival
Visitors will be introduced to Ibn al-Haytham and his contributions to the understanding of vision, optics and light through engaging learning experiences including a giant fully functioning camera obscura built as a huge turban.