OPEN DAY PROGRAMME ON 15TH, 16TH & 17TH SEPTEMBEREUCYS 2018 is open to all visitors:
On Saturday the 15th of September 10.00-16.00
On Sunday the 16th of September 10.00-16.00
On Monday the 17th of September 10.00-16.00
Special Science shows will take place at the venue in a 700 seater theatre
(Shows alternate and start every 45 minutes)
On Saturday the 15th of September 13.30 – 15.45
On Sunday the 16th of September 11.00-15.15
On Monday the 17th of September 10.00-14.30
Your beautiful biased brain
Psychologist James Soper presents this fast-paced, interactive show that will literally turn your world upside down. We take our brains for granted but they are the most amazing machines in the universe. Brains do incredible things, but they also take short-cuts that mean sometimes what you see, hear and feel is very different to the actual world around you. Learn about the latest in brain imaging and research in a show that will blow your mind.
James Soper is the juggling scientist. Teacher, ex-circus performer and Guinness World Record Holding juggler James performs exciting and educational shows about science for schools and festivals. The juggling scientist has performed BTYSTE, The Ploughing Championship, The REAL Science of the Circus for the Abu Dhabi Science Festival, The Singapore Science Festival, the British Science Association and for BBC One Learning.
Sue McGrath aka ‘Scientific Sue’ is the Director of Science2Life, an outreach educational provider and consultant dedicated to the communication of STEAM (delivering science, technology, engineering and mathematics programmes using the arts to bring them to life) in a passionate and engaging fashion. Her aim is to “effect change, achieve results and make science fun!”
Sue is a graduate of Queen’s University, Belfast. She taught Physics, Chemistry and Drama for 10 years before becoming the Senior Manager for Educational Programmes in the start-up team for the now world-renowned Science Centre whowhatwherewhenwhy-w5 at Odyssey, Northern Ireland.
Join Scientific Sue on this most historical and creative journey of discovery.
(Inspiration from the stories by Cressida Cowell on ‘How to Train your Dragon’)
Be introduced to Prince – Scientific Sue’s dragon whose purple blood can change colour to help him camouflage himself, Norbert – her fire breathing dragon plus find out how you can build your own flying dragon which you can then knock out of the skies!
Scientific Sue will need lots of volunteers to help her investigate and explore the science of how dragons fly and then, using some of the science behind the different dragon fire types (steam, icy fog, explosive gases, flammable liquids and of course big flames!) plus some disgusting aspects of dragons’ digestion processes.