NASA award winner founds first Science Museum

La Prensa Nicaragua 

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The Museum of Sciences and the Cosmos is ready to open its doors to the public. Founded by Space Engineer Allan Castillo Pacheco, Nicaraguan scientist awarded second place worldwide by NASA in the International Space Applications Challenge, surpassing more than 83 countries, with his project "Time, reality or fiction." He explained that this private, non-profit museum has the objective of promoting and transmitting scientific knowledge in Nicaragua. "The idea is that new generations are interested in these issues, know and know that there is a research center and a Museum of Science and the Cosmos," he said. The museum is a personal initiative of the engineer Castillo, who, for his love of science and with his own efforts, has made this place of knowledge become the only Museum of Science and Cosmos in Latin America and the first and only in Nicaragua, according to Castillo.

Students and the general public who visit it will be able to observe and learn about the fascinating world of science and the cosmos: a Collection of Galilean and Newtonian telescopes, the seven wonders of our solar system, a scale replica of the first Sputnik artificial satellite I, a collection of drones with integrated cameras, a scale replica of the first artificial satellite Saturn V, a collection of astronomical lasers with a range of up to ten kilometers, Tesla coil and fourth state of matter, an LLS replica, ship space that is under construction and that will take man to the planet Mars, a collection of meteorite stones, among other novelties. Castillo has been decorated by different universities and has given national and international conferences. Science and the cosmos are his passion and he wants to share it with the new generations, he said. The museum is located one block down and one block south of the Armando Guido Building. Adjacent to Talleres Pacheco.

 

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The museum opens its doors to the public starting this week to promote and transmit scientific knowledge in Nicaragua