MajorTim.space’s ‘Galactic Outreach Workshops’ at World Museum Liverpool’s Stargazing Night – 8th November 2019!

In a unique collaboration with the World Museum Liverpool we are proud to be running our drop-in ‘Magical Illusions’ workshops and a Galactic Quiz with prizes at this spectacular stargazing event – 8th November 2019.

Make a phenomenal STEM Spinning Top – while learning the science behind it.

Plus, in addition to the activity above we will be running our popular Hoop Glider workshop.

We will also have our Galactic Quiz with prizes – that will get you thinking!

 

We are also very pleased to announce that the 3rd episode of MajorTim.space’s Polymath Cerebration Podcast will be recorded on stage with Jackie Bell, the Stargazing evening’s celebrity guest.

The podcast will take place directly after Jackie’s 8.30pm talk – come along to have all your burning space questions answered!

 

Find out more about the event here – https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/events/

 

MajorTim.space’s ‘Galactic Outreach Workshops’ at Techniquest Glyndwr’s Astronomy Club – 2nd November 2019!

We will be running our drop-in ‘Minuscule Phenomenon!’ workshops at Techniquest Glyndwr’s Astronomy Club – 2nd November 2019.

Our drop-in ‘Minuscule Phenomenon!’ workshops includes the opportunity to find and see Tardigrades through microscopes, learn all the facts and meet Mossy, our large-scale 3d printed model of a Tardigrade to see what their fascinating features look like in more detail.

Every time we run our ‘Minuscule Phenomenon!’ workshops, we take as many photos as possible of the visitors with Mossy (the 3d printed Tardigrade).
Mossy is always very popular!
Come and find us to meet Mossy and have your photo taken with our incredible large-scale Tardigrade.

In addition to the activities above – we will be running our popular Thaumatrope workshop – Planet themed.

We will also be running a raffle with unique surprise prize.

Techniquest Glyndwr’s Astronomy Club is a monthly event running October – March.

This month the event is being held at Brymbo Enterprise Centre, Wrexham.

For more details and to book tickets visit their website here – www.tqg.org.uk

MajorTim.space’s ‘Galactic Outreach Workshops’ at Techniquest Glyndwr’s Astronomy Club – 5th October 2019!

What a fantastic time we had running our drop-in ‘Be Mystified – The Forces of Science!’ workshops at Techniquest Glyndwr’s 1st Astronomy Club – 5th October 2019.

An extremely busy start Techniquest Glyndwr’s monthly Astronomy Club.

Visitors to our stand made Hoop Gliders with a shooting star twist – while learning the science behind them.

Plus, we had our ‘Design your own Pioneer of STEM’ activity – Astronaut themed!

We also took our MajorTim.space Galactic Photo Prop which is always very popular with the visitors!
More photos of visitors with the photo accessory at the end of the article.

All visitors had a Galactic time taking part in our activities – we can’t wait for the next TQG Astronomy Club – 2nd November 2019!

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MajorTim.space’s ‘Galactic Outreach Workshops’ at Daresbury Laboratory’s Talking Science – Science of the Circus Talk (by Dr Ken Farquhar) – 31st October 2019!

We will be running our drop-in ‘Be Mystified – The Forces of Science!’ workshops at Daresbury Laboratory’s Talking Science – Science of the Circus (by Dr Ken Farquhar) – 31st October 2019 – Halloween.

Make a Spooky Thaumatrope – while learning the science behind it.
This is one of our most popular workshops – it fits in well with Dr Ken Farquhar’s talk because thaumatropes are optical illusions – come and find us to learn more!

We will also be running a raffle with unique surprise prize.

The event will run 1:00pm to 3:00pm in The Youth Zone, ShoppingCity Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 2EU.

Click the link below to book tickets and find out the event times –
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/science-of-the-circus-dr-ken-farquhar-tickets-74261998637

Come and find us to have a STEMtastic time!

MajorTim.space’s Space is the Place 2019!

After an extremely successful and popular workshop in 2018 – MajorTim.space’s SPACE IS THE PLACE – is back…..

This year we have an even more startastic line-up of activities to Celebrate MajorTim.space’s 3rd Anniversary – October 2019……

Space, Tardigrade exploration, chemistry, an exciting competition,engineering and an extra special experience….

Meet BBC TV Science presenter and author, Dallas Campbell – he will be bringing his incredible replica of Neil Armstrong’s iconic A7L Apollo spacesuit.

Dallas presents some of television’s most popular factual programmes including: Science of Stupid, Bang Goes the Theory, The Gadget Show, Stargazing Live, The Sky at Night, Supersized Earth, Time Scanners, City in the Sky, Egypt’s Lost Cities, The Treasure Hunters and Britain Beneath Your Feet.

PRIZES to be won on the day!

Drop off at 10am and pick up at 4pm.

Please bring a packed lunch/drink with you – snacks will be provided.

An engaging workshop for age 7+

MajorTim.space, an award winning Astronomy/STEM website – Founded in October 2016.

Dedicated to the education about space exploration, knowledge of space/STEM and the wonders of the universe!

MajorTim.space’s patron – Apollo 15 astronaut, Al Worden.

Come and blast off into the wonders of space/STEM with MajorTim.space!

 

Booking is essential –
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/space-is-the-place-2019-tickets-76909641809

MajorTim.space’s Polymath Cerebration Podcast at New Scientist Live 2019!

We will be attending New Scientist Live 2019 (10th, 11th & 12th October) as press and recording interviews with the speakers for the second episode of MajorTim.space’s Polymath Cerebration Podcast.

Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages for updates throughout the day.

Find out more information about New Scientist Live here – https://live.newscientist.com/#/

MajorTim.space’s ‘Galactic Outreach Workshops’ at Techniquest Glyndwr’s Astronomy Club – 5th October 2019!

We will be running our drop-in ‘Be Mystified – The Forces of Science!’ workshops at Techniquest Glyndwr’s Astronomy Club – 5th October 2019.

We will be running our drop-in Hoop Glider workshop with a shooting star twist.

We will also have our ‘Design your own Pioneer of STEM’ activity – Astronaut themed!

Plus, we will be bringing our MajorTim.space Galactic Photo Prop.

 

Techniquest Glyndwr’s Astronomy Club is a monthly event running October – March.

This month the event is being held at Techniquest Glyndwr’s Centre in Wrexham.

For more details and to book tickets visit their website here – www.tqg.org.uk

Come and find us to have a STEMtastic ti me!

MajorTim.space’s ‘Galactic Outreach Workshops’ with Girlguiding 12th Llandudno Brownies at their RSPB Conwy Wild Sleepout – 10th & 11th August 2019!

We had a fantastic time with Girlguiding 12th Llandudno Brownies at their RSPB Conwy Wild Sleepout, building boats & having a competition to test their stability – 10th & 11th August 2019.

Each boat had to hold a hard boiled egg and keep it dry!

They each got to test their boats once to make improvements before the competition.

Everyone enjoyed learning about the centre of mass, buoyancy, streamline boats and water resistance!

The mission on Saturday (10.08.2019) was to build and test their boats.

Sunday (11.08.2019) morning was competition time….

The winning boat (Brownie Speeds) was built by……..

Anya!

The boat (The Do Not Know Boat) that ‘sailed’ into 2nd place was built by…..

Izzy!

The boat that came 3rd was creatively built by…..

Emmie!

Photo below – Izzy and Emmie –

The winner and runner-ups pose for a photo after the competitive competition –

 

We took our MajorTim.space Galactic Photo Prop which was very popular with the visitors!
More photos of the Brownies with the photo accessory at the end of the article.

The boats in the final were subject to very adverse ‘weather conditions’ with powerful waves…..  here we find out who the winner is –

Fantastic and innovative boat designs by the Brownies, which were very impressive!
A great educational and fun time had by all!

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MajorTim.space’s ‘Galactic Outreach Workshops’ at RSPB Conwy’s Big Wild Sleepout – 3rd & 4th August 2019!

We had a fantastic time running our Mars Mission egg drop workshop at RSPB Conwy’s Big Wild Sleepout – 3rd & 4th August 2019.

We challenged the families to design and make a protective lander for the equipment so that it lands safely on Mars.
They worked on the Saturday evening (3rd August 2019) to design and build Mars landers from a range of materials.

They had to minimize the force of the impact in order to give their eggs the best chance of survival!

They learnt about acceleration, velocity,  gravity and much more!

On the Sunday morning (4th August 2019) – we returned to the Camp at RSPB Conwy and held the competition to test which lander’s expensive technical equipment (a raw egg) would survive the long drop from the probe to the surface of Mars!

The winning lander (Blast off Hedgehog) was built by…..

Keagan, Kate and Rowen!

 

The lander (Falcon Lander) in second place was built by….

Nicholas!

 

The lander (Nature Express) in third position was built by…..

Gwen!

 

The winners and runner-ups pose for a group photo –

 

Plus, Sunday we were also running our drop-in ‘Minuscule Phenomenon!’ workshops – which includes the opportunity to find and see Tardigrades through microscopes, learn all the facts and meet Mossy, our large-scale 3d printed model of a Tardigrade to see what their fascinating features look like in more detail.

 

Congratulations to the winners and all of the participants.

All of the visitors had a STEMtastic time!

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