Your guide to key STEM events in the region and throughout the UK.
Darwin200 is a national programme of events celebrating Charles Darwin’s scientific ideas and their impact around his two hundredth birthday on 12th February 2009. The celebrations include two additional anniversaries – 150 years since Darwin and Wallace announced the theory that rocked science and society on 1 July 2008, and 150 years since On the origin of species was published on 24 November 2009.
8pm - 10pm.
Dr. Elsa Aristodemou will introduce the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), which can be used to investigate how our Universe may have been created. The event will include a tour of the night sky from the NTU observatory.
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Leicester will be offering the opportunity for AS/A2 students to visit the campus and get hands-on experience with our Mass Spectrometry, FTIR and NMR instruments.
Event for A level students and their teachers to discover the chemistry behind the mobile phone.
The Big Bang - the landmark event celebrating science and engineering talent - bursts onto the scene from 4th to 6th March 2009 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London. It aims to promote UK science and engineering generally, and inspire all students. It will feature compelling and exciting shows, workshops and presentations across the entire science and engineering spectrum; displays and demonstrations of leading-edge UK technology; and exhibition stands to showcase science and engineering projects. The Big Bang also features the newly established National Science Competition, where two stars will emerge - the first ever UK Young Scientist of the Year and UK Young Technologist of the Year.
Dragon Breath Theatre, in partnership with Curve, Leicester, and Nottingham Trent University’s School of Art & Design and CELS present: Cosmos - a journey to the stars. A participatory performance for 4 - 7 year olds exploring the science, wonder and mystery of the Universe and our place in it... A funny, poignant and magical feast of storytelling, dance theatre, puppetry and digital splendour. Innovative theatre-makers Dragon Breath (short-listed ACE/THES Educational Excellence & Innovation Award 2007 and Brian Way Award 2008) have developed the performance/education programme with children and teachers over 18 months. Cosmos is accompanied by a specially designed Education Resource. The project researches how the arts can engage young children with complex scientific concepts through human stories, play and performance.
Cosmos also appears at Curve, Leicester 27th-30 May in The Spark Children’s Arts Festival.