Upcoming events – September and October

As the programme for the Manchester Science Festival was published yesterday, I thought it time to update everyone on events we’re taking part in over the next couple of months.

Manchester Science Festival has events for all the family, and has lots of great for kids to do over half term (yes I know they’ve only just gone back to school, but it’s never to early to start planning half term science fun!). There are events on all over the city, and  most of them are free. Check out the website for details of all the events, or keep your eyes peeled for the printed programmes.

P1020279We will be running The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Solar System at the Manchester Museum on Monday 26th October. This is a day of hands on activities for all the family based around our Solar System.

The University of Manchester’s annual Science Spectacular is taking place on Saturday 31st October, and we will be there once again. Another event for the whole family, this day showcases the University’s research, across a whole range of sciences.

Big kids don’t have to wait until the Science Festival to get their hands on our meteorites. Friday 25th September is European Researchers’ Night, and we’ll be at the Science Uncovered event at the Manchester Museum. Trade your usual Friday night down the pub or take away in front of the TV for an after hours takeover of the museum, with talks, debates, researcher speed dating, music, and of course our meteorites.

And finally, join us for Written in the Stars on Saturday 3rd October. Apparently everyone’s an artist and everyone’s a scientist. Hmm, I don’t think I have a single artistic cell in my body, so they’ll have their work cutout making an artist out of me!

So we look forward to seeing you at these events…

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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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