27 Sep Gravity Fields Science Exhibition
Gravity Fields Science Exhibition
For the first time the Gravity Fields Festival is staging a three-day science exhibition with universities and leading science demonstrators. The science exhibition is aimed at ages 11+ and will include exhibitions and demonstrations from national and local universities and Grantham College. Open Thursday 27 September & Friday 28 September 9.30am to 3.30pm, Saturday 29 September 10am to 2pm & 6pm to 9pm.
Alive Church, Grantham
Box Office: 01476 406158
LOVE LINCOLNSHIRE PLANTS
A plant archive for the next generation Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust in partnership with the Natural History Museum, The Sir Joseph Banks Society, Lincolnshire Naturalists’ Union and University of Lincoln. Gathering a new herbarium of all Lincolnshire plants to inspire a new generation of botanists; helping to safeguard our understanding of plants and the environment for the future.
UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM – ASTRONOMY SOCIETY
Presenting a meet the Artists and Scientists
session, with interactive demonstrations, games and talks about
Gravitational Wave technology. Gravity Synth is an Art Science collaboration between Astrophysicists at University of Birmingham’s Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy and
artists Coral Manton and Leon Trimble. We gratefully acknowledge support
from the Royal Astronomical Society, Arts Council UK and University of
Birmingham Worlds Collide fund.
10:30 Meet the Artist interactive session
11:00 – 13:00 Demonstrations
13:00 – 13:30 Listening to the Universe with Gravitational Waves – Tented Talk
13:30 – 15:00 Demonstrations
15:00 – 15:30 rom Dark Energy to Extra Large Dimensions- Tented Talk
Gravity poses some of the big unanswered questions in modern physics.
PhD student Conner Gettings describes some of the problems which arise from the conflict between general relativity and quantum mechanics, and the mysterious nature of dark energy.
15:30 – 16:30 Demonstrations
STEPHEN RAMSEY SCIENTIFIC GLASSBLOWER
Come and watch as Scientific Glassblower Stephen Ramsey shows off his skills at the Gravity Fields Festival. One of the hits of the 2016 festival, Stephen is back to demonstrate the craft of glassblowing as it has been practised for hundreds of years. Working with a burner and a few simple tools he’ll be making a range of items, both scientific and artistic. There may even be a chance to try your hand at a bit of glassblowing yourself!
MODELLING THE INVISIBLE
Institute of Particle Physics Phenomenology, Durham University What is our world made of? What are the fundamental building blocks of nature? This exhibition will give you an insight into modern research of elementary particle physics and also give you the chance to run your own dark matter experiment.