President of TÜBİTAK Prof. Dr. Hasan MANDAL visited Elazığ Science Center. President of Fırat University, officals from Elazığ Provincial Special Administration, Elazığ Provincial Director of Industry and Technology, officials from Elazığ Chamber of Industry and Elazığ Science Center also attended the visit. Prof. Mandal toured the exhibition with the delegation, elaborated the education facilities and participated in the science performance. The delegation made suggestions towards transforming the science center into more active, exhilarated and alive place by the beginning of new academic year.
Indicating that Elazığ Science Center is the sole funded science center by TÜBİTAK Science Centers Program in terms of its location, Prof. Mandal emphasized that the center has the responsibility to raise the awareness in science and technology and meet the needs of the cities around.
Elazığ Science Center Opened in 2015
Elazığ Science Center opened on 27 May 2015 following the contract signed between TÜBİTAK and Elazığ Governorship Special Administration on 21 May 2015 in the framework of Elazığ Science Center Project. The opening ceremony included 25 exhibitions held under Science Center’s own capacity, a planetarium and 15 temporary exhibitions that have been provided by TÜBİTAK. Besides, the production for the exhibitions themed “Science in Our Life” was completed within the framework of Elazığ Science Center Project. The studies to define the equipment of studios and exhibitions for the next term have been still proceeded.