Malvern Science in the Park, Saturday 29th June 2019, 10:30am to 4:30pm, Priory Park, Great Malvern.
Malvern Science in the Park returns again this summer to celebrate a broad range of science with outdoor fun for all the family. The event is free to attend and will include a range of engaging activities and demonstrations.
Budding geologists and palaeontologists will be able to examine samples of rocks and fossils and discuss their origin with local experts. The Earth Heritage Trust will also have Vernon the dinosaur on show and be selling a range of rocks and minerals to add to your collection.
Would-be physicists will be able to investigate, amongst other things, the surface tension of giant bubbles and the wave-forms of ropes between trees. The Institute of Physics will be on hand to answer all your physics-related questions and explain the range of interesting things that physicists do in their careers.
Tomorrow’s engineers will be found launching rockets, controlling robots, understanding sound waves and acoustics. Both the IET and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers will be offering hands-on exhibits.
If you fancy knowing more about oncology, then visit Cancer Research UK’s exhibit or chat with researchers from the University of Oxford’s Department of Oncology. If you like looking to the stars, Worcester Astronomy Society will be there, carefully observing sun-spots during the day but able to help you identify constellations by night and better understand the Universe in which we all live.
There will also be a succession of science communicators busking from the bandstand and explaining concepts in physics, chemistry, biology. Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage are also expected to arrive by time-machine (currently still science fiction) to explain what they did for science back in their day.
Children can also head off on trails and treasure hunts, finding the planets, investigating dinosaurs and identifying microbes. Bring a picnic and some sunscreen (or an umbrella!) and see you there!
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