Pint of Science and Amazed by Science


I just wanted to let all our followers know about a couple of events happening later this month: the Pint of Science Festival and Amazed by Science.

Pint of Science

Explore the hottest scientific topics with world leading experts
…at the pub

6 Countries, 21 Cities, 3 Nights, 4 Themes, 1 Ground Breaking Festival.

The Pint of Science Festival “aims to deliver interesting, fun and relevant cutting-edge science talks in an accessible format to the public – in the pub!”.

A range of talks, demonstrations and fun activities will be taking place across the world. In the UK there are events taking place in Bath, Bristol, Cambridge, Glasgow, London, Oxford, York, and most importantly, Manchester. Further afield, there are events in the USA, Australia, France and Switzerland. The four themes for this festival are Matters of The Minds, Understanding our Bodies, Chemistry & Physics, and Planet Earth.

Several members of our group will be taking part in the Planet Earth events in Manchester:

On Tuesday 20th May Michael Broadley will be talking about From Core to Crust: A journey through the interior of the Earth.

And on Wednesday 21st May Katherine Joy will be Exploring The Moon, while Francesca McDonald and her glamorous assistant(!) will be Cooking Up A Comet.

For further information about the Manchester events, including details on how to book tickets click here. And for information about events in other cities see the main website.

 Amazed by Science

Bee Amazed…

Amazed by Science is a new, Cheshire wide science festival. Events will be taking place at some of Cheshire’s biggest attractions during half term, 24th May – 1st June.

Our team will be taking place in the Space Science Special at Jodrell Bank on Sunday 25th May.

We’ll have our usual activities – moon rocks, meteorites and microscopes. And we’ll be making a comet. Keep an eye out for some new meteorites, including one from the Moon and one from Mars, which we’re hoping will make their first appearance at this event.



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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