Alfa Planetarium

Alfa Planetarium (Spanish: Planetario Alfa) is a planetarium located in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. This institution was created by ALFA (Mexico) in 1978 to promote science and technology in Latin America. It includes an interactive science museum, an Omnimax system cinema, an aviary, "The Universe Pavilion", and an area for temporary exhibits and events. The Alfa Planetarium is one of the most visited cultural centers in Mexico.

Museo planetario Alfa Monterrey
Alfa Planetarium
Vista lateral museo Alfa
Planetario Alfa, museum, astronomical observatory and IMAX Dome system, Monterrey, NL, Mexico.

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Coordinates: 25°38′13″N 100°21′28″W / 25.63694°N 100.35778°W

Acuario Inbursa

The Acuario Inbursa is an aquarium in the Nuevo Polanco area of Miguel Hidalgo district, Mexico City.

It is the largest in Mexico with 3500 square meters of exhibition space and 1.6 million liters of ocean water. The project of billionaire Carlos Slim, it cost 250 million Mexican pesos, or 19 million US dollars, to build. It opened in June 2014 with 3000 animals of 230 different species, with plans by the end of the year to have 10,000 animals of over 300 species.

The building has 5 stories of which 4 are underground. Some Mexican press articles claim the aquarium as the largest in Latin America, however the Dominican Republic's National Aquarium is much larger at 34,500m².

Africam Safari

Africam Safari is a Mexican safari park that was established in 1972 by Captain Carlos Camacho Espíritu. It is located about 17 kilometres (11 mi) from the city of Puebla, Mexico.Africam Safari is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).

Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation

The Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation (or BJWT) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) animal rescue sanctuary located in Mexico. The sanctuary hosts big cats as well as dogs and other animals.

Chapultepec Zoo

Chapultepec Zoo (Spanish: Zoológico de Chapultepec) is a zoo located in Chapultepec Park; it is one of four zoos near Mexico City, and the best known Mexican zoo. It was founded July 6, 1923 by Mexican biologist Alfonso Luis Herrera using donations from private citizens and governmental funds from the Ministry of Agriculture and Development, and also with funds from the Society of Biological Studies.

The zoo houses almost 2000 animals from more than 200 species. The zoo is known for its success in breeding programs of threatened species, including: giant pandas (first institution outside of China to successively breed the species in captivity), California condors (first institution outside of the United States to successively breed the species) and Mexican wolves (first litter of cubs born to released wolves).

Guadalajara Zoo

Zoológico Guadalajara (Guadalajara Zoo) is the main zoological park in the Mexican city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, and is widely considered the most important in Latin America. It is the largest in the country with respect to species population.

History of science and technology in Mexico

The history of science and technology in Mexico spans many years. Ancient Mexican civilizations developed mathematics, astronomy, and calendrics, and solved technological problems of water management for agriculture and flood control in Central Mexico. Following the Spanish conquest in 1521, New Spain (colonial Mexico) was brought into the European sphere of science and technology. The Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico, established in 1551, was a hub of intellectual and religious development in colonial Mexico for over a century. During the Spanish American Enlightenment in Mexico, the colony made considerable progress in science, but following the war of independence and political instability in the early nineteenth century, progress stalled. During late 19th century under the regime of Porfirio Díaz, the process of industrialization began in Mexico. Following the Mexican Revolution, a ten-year civil war, Mexico made significant progress in science and technology. During the 20th century, new universities, such as the National Polytecnical Institute, Monterrey Institute of Technology and research institutes, such as those at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, were established in Mexico.

According to the World Bank, Mexico is Latin America's largest exporter of high-technology goods (High-technology exports are manufactured goods that involve high R&D intensity, such as in aerospace, computers, pharmaceuticals, scientific instruments, and electrical machinery) with $40.7 billion worth of high-technology goods exports in 2012. Mexican high-technology exports accounted for 17% of all manufactured goods in the country in 2012 according to the World Bank.

List of museums in Mexico

This is a list of museums and galleries in Mexico.

List of science museums

Below is the list of science museums all over the world. See Science museum for definitions.

Monterrey

Monterrey (; Spanish pronunciation: [monteˈrei] (listen)) is the capital and largest city of the northeastern state of Nuevo León, Mexico. The city is anchor to the third-largest metropolitan area in Mexico and is the country's ninth-largest city. Monterrey serves as a commercial center of northern Mexico and is the base of many significant international corporations.

It is one of the wealthiest cities in Mexico with a GDP PPP of US$142 billion in 2017. Monterrey's purchasing power parity-adjusted GDP per capita is considerably higher than the rest of the country's at around US$35,500 to the country's US$18,800. It is considered a Beta World City, cosmopolitan and competitive. Rich in history and culture, Monterrey is one of the most developed cities in Mexico and is often regarded as its most "Americanized".As an important industrial and business center, the city is also home to many Mexican companies, including Grupo Avante, Lanix Electronics, Ocresa, CEMEX, Vitro, OXXO, FEMSA, DINA S.A., Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery, and Grupo ALFA. Monterrey is also home to international companies such as Siemens, Accenture, Ternium, Sony, Toshiba, Carrier, Whirlpool, Samsung, Toyota, Babcock & Wilcox, Daewoo, British American Tobacco, Nokia, Dell, Boeing, HTC, General Electric, Johnson Controls, Gamesa, LG, SAS Institute, Grundfos, Danfoss, Qualfon and Teleperformance, among others.Monterrey is in northeast Mexico, at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental. The uninterrupted settlement of Monterrey was founded by Diego de Montemayor in 1596. In the years after the Mexican War of Independence, Monterrey became an important business center. With the establishment of Fundidora Monterrey, the city has experienced great industrial growth.

San Pedro Garza García

San Pedro Garza García (also known as San Pedro or Garza García) is a city-municipality of the Mexican state of Nuevo León and part of the Monterrey Metropolitan area. It is a contemporary commercial suburb of the larger metropolitan city of Monterrey between Puente de la Unidad and the Alfa Planetarium, including areas surrounding Calzada del Valle/Calzada San Pedro. Cerro de Chipinque and Chipinque Ecological Park are notable aspects of the city. The city hosts the headquarters of corporations such as ALFA, Cemex, Gamesa, Vitro, Pyosa, Softtek The Home Depot México, and Cydsa. With a population of 121,977 (city) and 122,009 (municipality) at the 2005 census, it is the seventh-largest city and eighth-largest municipality in Nuevo León.

Xcaret Park

Xcaret Park (Spanish: el parque Xcaret) is a privately owned and operated theme park, resort and self-described ecotourism development located in the Riviera Maya, a portion of the Caribbean coastline of Mexico's state of Quintana Roo. It is part of Xcaret Experiencias Group which also owns the Xplor Park, Xel-Ha Park, and Xenses Park; as well as the Xichen, Xenotes, and Xoximilco tours and activities. It is situated approximately 75 kilometres (47 mi) south of Cancún, and 6.5 kilometres (4 mi) south of the nearest large settlement Playa del Carmen along Highway 307. It is named after the nearby archaeological site Xcaret, a settlement constructed by the pre-Columbian Maya some of whose structures lie within the boundaries of the park's 81 hectares (200 acres) of land holdings.From 2010 to 2015, Xcaret Experiencias has been recognized as one of The Best Mexican Companies (Las Mejores Empresas Mexicanas), a recognition promoted by Banamex, Deloitte México and Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Zoo León

The Zoo León (formally León Zoological Park, or Parque Zoológico de León in Spanish) is a zoo located in León, Guanajuato, Mexico. The zoo is open 365 days a year.Zoo León is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

Zoológico Benito Juárez

Zoológico Benito Juárez is a zoo that's located in Morelia. It has a wide variety of animals such as big cats, bears, primates, hoofstock etc.

Zoológico Los Coyotes

The Zoológico Los Coyotes is the third zoo in Mexico City, Mexico. It was opened on 2 February 1999 to complement the other zoos of the City of Mexico. It is built on a site that was previously a centre for seized animals, which it fell into disrepair. It mainly exhibits endemic and native fauna of Mexico including two coyotes, the species that the zoo is named after.

Zoológico Miguél Álvarez del Toro

The Zoológico Miguél Álvarez del Toro (ZOOMAT) is a Mexican zoo located in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. It was founded in 1942 as Zoológico de Tuxtla Gutiérrez. It was renamed after its director Miguel Alvarez del Toro and relocated in 1981. Currently, it is located in a nature reserve known as El Zapotal. The altitude is 630 metres (2,070 ft) and the annual mean temperature is 24.7Cº. The main characteristic of the zoo is that it only exhibits endemic fauna.

Ángel Santos Juárez

Ángel Santos Juárez (born April 10, 1964) is a Mexican potter known for his miniatures and decorative work, which has won various awards.Santo Juárez was born in the state of Zacatecas but moved to noted ceramics town of Tonalá, Jalisco when he was a small child. He showed interest and talent in the craft at a young age, starting as an apprentice with Manuel Silva and the Silva/Palomino family when he was only seven. He particularly showed talent in the creation of miniatures and punteado design (painting images using small dots) .He has his own workshop in Tonalá by the time he was seventeen, where he continues to work along with his wife Alicia Jauregui Muñoz, two children and several employees. He has also obtained degrees in graphic design and sculpture at the University of Guadalajara.Santos Juárez initially became known for his miniature pieces such as shot glasses and toy-sized versions of jars, cantaros, jewelry and other items. Today he also produces larger pieces such as storage containers, cups, plates and bowls.The artisan’s clay working method is similar to others who work with the bruñido method. He works with different mixtures of white and black clays, mixing the two in different proportions depending on what is being made. He begins processing a batch of clay by stomping it with his bare feet and uses molds for the basic shapes. These are then polished with smooth stones and left to dry. They are then dipped in a clay slip, most often sand colored to provide the background color and seal the clay. After this, the piece is burnished, or rubbed with a pyrite stone to give it shine and fix the colors. Then the pieces are fired.What distinguishes Santos Juárez’s work is his decorative painting. He did not grow up in a Tonalá ceramics family and is not as bound to traditional motifs as other area potters. Instead, he takes these designs and modifies them to his own style, which is noted for its fineness of line and detail. Motifs include animals, flowers and tropical leaves in movement.His work has been exhibited at the Alfa Planetarium in Monterrey, the National Ceramics Museum in Tonala, the Ohio State Gallery in the United States. It is also found in public and major private collections in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Taiwan and China, in institutions such as Cigarrera La Moderna, the Fomento Cultural Banamex, the San Ildefonso College and FONART.He has participated in numerous national and international competitions, winning over twenty five awards in Mexico alone. He has held workshops and presentations in France, China, various cities in the United States and in Mexico.Santos Juárez also founded a non profit organization called Herencia Milenaria, a group of artisans who work to exhibit outside of Mexico. In 2006, this group won the National Award for Science and Arts.

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