Science Spectacular

The calm before the storm! Our stand ready for visitors.

Manchester Science Festival kicked off this weekend, and our first event was yesterday’s Manchester University Science Spectacular.

The Science Spectacular, in the University’s Whitworth Hall, showcased research from across the University. This was the 2nd year the Science Spectacular has run, and it proved to be very popular once again, with at least 1700 people attending. Visitors were able to meet the scientists and engineers and take part in lots of different hands-on, fun activities. Activities ranged from making graphene to finding out what is the strongest chocolate (and then eating it our course!).

Even babies love meteorites and the moon!

Visitors to our stall were able to hold the Moon in one hand and Mars in the other! They could also examine a number of 4.5 billion year meteorites, which hold the key to understanding the origin of our Solar System.

There are some more photos from this event on our Facebook page.

If you missed us at the Science Spectacular, we’ve got a Meteorite Day at the Manchester Museum on Monday 29th.

Many thanks to the Center for Lunar Science and Exploration, LPI/NLSI for providing posters and postcards, and to the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) for loaning us the lunar and meteorite samples.

After a quick turnaround it was off to Jodrell Bank’s Girls Night Out (Under The Stars)

Big kids enjoying colouring activities!

Examining 4.5 billion year old meteorites

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About Sarah Crowther

I'm a Post Doc in the Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry group. I study xenon isotope ratios using the RELAX mass spectrometer, to try to learn more about the origins and evolution of our solar system. I look at a wide range of samples from solar wind returned by NASA's Genesis mission to zircons (some of the oldest known terrestrial rocks), from meteorites to presolar grains.
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