The following article portrays 14 destinations for science based, or evidence based leaders.
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1. Museo Galileo in Florence, Italy
This museum famously houses Galileo’s personal instruments, as well as many artifacts from the 15th to 19th century, mostly pioneering scientific instruments. It also contains the thumb, index, and middle finger from Galileo’s right hand.
2. The Cabinet War Rooms in London, England
From 1939 to 1945, a group of basement offices in Whitehall served as the nerve centre of Britain’s war effort. Known as the Cabinet War Rooms, the complex was occupied by leading government ministers, military strategists and Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
3. Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D. C., USA
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum maintains the world’s largest and most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight, as well as related works of art and archival materials.
4.The Neil Armstrong Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio, USA
The museum shares the story of Neil Armstrong, all Ohioans who have attempted to defy gravity, the Space Race, and current space exploration. The museum’s architecture is designed to resemble a futuristic moon base. It is most beautiful when viewed at dusk.
5. The Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany
The Deutsches Museum possesses over 100 000 objects from the fields of science and technology. The large number of valuable original exhibits makes the Deutsches Museum one of the most important museums of science and technology anywhere in the world.
6. The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Meyrin, Switzerland
The name CERN is derived from the acronym for the French “Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire”, or European Council for Nuclear Research, a provisional body founded in 1952 with the mandate of establishing a world-class fundamental physics research organization in Europe. At that time, pure physics research concentrated on understanding the inside of the atom, hence the word “nuclear”.
Today, our understanding of matter goes much deeper than the nucleus, and CERN’s main area of research is particle physics – the study of the fundamental constituents of matter and the forces acting between them. Because of this, the laboratory operated by CERN is often referred to as the European Laboratory for Particle Physics. For more information on the guided tours, click here.
7. The Titan Missile Museum in Green Valley, Ariz., USA
The Titan Missile Museum showcases the dramatic vestiges of the Cold War between the U.S. and former Soviet Union and provides a vivid education about the history of nuclear conflict-a history of keeping the peace.
8. La Cité Des Sciences de l’Industrie in Paris, France
This science museum is not only the largest in Europe, but features La Géode, a spherical theater that faces the museum and its reflecting pools. Do take time to explore the website, as it is difficult to manouvre and is not as explanatory as could be.
9. The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa, Japan
The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is one of the largest in the world. Its main tank, the Kuroshio Sea houses many different sea creatures, including whale sharks.
10. The American Museum of Natural History, New York, N.Y., USA
Located in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the American Museum of Natural History is the largest natural history museum in the world, covering four city blocks.
11. Thomas Edison National Historic Park, West Orange, N.J., USA
In 1886, Thomas Edison purchased a 29-room Queen Anne-style mansion in West Orange, N.J. and a year later, he built a laboratory complex where he worked on his motion picture camera, phonograph and storage battery.
12. Chernobyl, in Ukraine
On April 26, 1986, reactor number four at the Chernobyl power plant exploded, leading to the worst nuclear disaster in history. Pripyat, the town outside Chernobyl that was supposed to be a model of the modern Soviet state, was home to 50,000 residents who had to evacuate, leaving their whole lives behind. The area within the 30-mile exclusion zone will be uninhabitable for the next 20,000 years. For travel arrangements, click here.
13. Aurora Borealis, Alaska, Norway, Canada
Alaska, Norway, Canada and other areas above the Arctic Circle might not be as warm as the Galapagos Islands. But tourists willing to bundle up have the opportunity to witness a spectacle unlike anything you might encounter on any tropical trip: the aurora borealis, also known as the Northern Lights.
Those willing to brave the likely subzero temperatures that will greet them will be treated to a somewhat eerie light show in the sky, created by agitated particles high in the Earth’s atmosphere that were released by the sun.
14. Galapagos Islands, archipelago of islands belonging to Ecuador in the eastern Pacific Ocean
The Galápagos archipelago is world-renowned for its unique and fearless wildlife– much of which was inspiration for Charles Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection. The islands are therefore very popular amongst natural historians, both professional and amateur.
This article was derived from destination suggestions by Hannah Gregg, a Buzzfeed User, Discovery News, Fox News, Wikipedia Travel. More information on The 7R Future Leadership Institute contact:
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