MajorTim.space – Space is the Place 2019!

After an extremely popular and successful workshop in 2018, MajorTim.space once again held their annual Space is the Place event – this year at Penrhyn New Hall, Penrhyn Bay in North Wales on 27th October 2019.

An incredible mix of Space and STEM – the workshop once again proved popular with all participants.

This year Space is the Place had an even more startastic line-up of activities with the highlight being an inspirational talk by BBC TV presenter & author, Dallas Campbell (Sky at Night, The Gadget Show, Bang Goes the Theory etc) who brought along his incredible replica of Neil Armstrong’s Iconic A7L Apollo Spacesuit.

We also had a delightful surprise – Climate Scientist, Dr Tamsin Edwards travelled from London to join in the Space/STEM Q&A with Dallas Campbell.

“Space is the Place 2019 was a fantastic event because it engaged local kids and gave them a wide window of science & technology that helps all our lives” – Dallas Campbell

Dallas Campbell and Dr Tamsin Edwards attending the event is a first for North Wales.

Along with the chance to meet our special guests, the participants also took part in a range of engaging experiments and activities led by MajorTim.space’s CEO/founder/manager – Amelia Piper.
These included chemistry, Tardigrade Exploration, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Suspension Bridge activity, Pinhole Cameras, space quiz and much more.

The day was a mega success – all the participants were fully engaged all day with hands-on activities.

Dallas held an Origami competition with the children to represent how astronauts for space missions in spaceflight history had to practise Origami skills – the winner was 8 year old, Catrin Moore who received the prize – an actual copy of a NASA astronaut application form – no need for 3 guesses to what her future career will be!

 

MajorTim.space held an exciting competition throughout the day – BEST IDEA FOR INVENTIONS FOR THE FUTURE Awards.

Dallas Campbell and Dr Tamsin Edwards judged the competition and picked the winners…

1st Prize – Rex London Introductory Microscope

Winner – Catrin Moore (age 8).

 

2nd Prize – Family Day ticket to Techniquest Glyndwr

Winner – Max Syson (age 11).

 

3rd Prize – Astronaut Magnet Note board

Winner – Adam Evans (age 9)

 

All participants were entered into MajorTim.space’s raffle to win the most spectacular prize – SKY-WATCHER HERITAGE-76 “INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY” AND 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF GALILEO’S FIRST TELESCOPE
SPECIAL EDITION – MINI DOBSONIAN TELESCOPE
WORTH – £62.99

The lucky winner was Oscar Barker (age 10).

Oscar said “I really enjoyed the science day and I was very excited to win my own telescope. I hope I can get a good look at the Moon next time there is a Full Moon and maybe spot some of the planets too”

 

Amelia Piper CEO/founder/manager MajorTim.space said “All attendees had a fantastic time, I couldn’t be happier with the feedback from children & parents, which has been tremendous. Was lovely that the participants kept asking us to make Space is the Place a weekly occurrence! It is incredibly important that we inspire the next generation to reach for the stars.
I’m very proud that MajorTim.space achieved this incredible first for North Wales.
Thank you to all the attendees and we are glad that you all enjoyed Space is the Place 2019!”

Here is a BIG Thank You to Dallas Campbell from all the Space is the Place participants…

 

Attendee Sophie Evans (age 8) said “I really enjoyed the day, it was so much fun and I can’t wait for the next one!”

 

Watch the MajorTim.space – Space is the Place Official event video here…

 

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

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

Visitors enjoyed taking part in 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.

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 was very popular!
More photos of visitors with Mossy at the end of the article.

In addition to the activities above – we were also running our popular Thaumatrope workshop – Planet themed!

The lucky winners of our joint raffle (Daresbury Laboratory’s Science of Magic event & TQG 2nd Astronomy Club) were – Twins, Laura and Tom!
The prize – A bundle of STEM exploration kits, worth over £25.

All of the visitors to our stand enjoyed learning about Tardigrades and the Planets – we can’t wait for the next TQG Astronomy Club – 7th December 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 had a fantastic time running our drop-in ‘Be Mystified – The Forces of Science!’ workshops at Daresbury Laboratory’s Talking Science – Science of the Circus Talk (by Dr Ken Farquhar) – 31st October 2019 – Halloween!

Visitors to our stand made Spooky Thaumatropes – while learning the science behind them.
This is one of our most popular workshops – it fitted in well with Dr Ken Farquhar’s talk because thaumatropes are optical illusions.

It was a busy event and all visitors enjoyed learning about optical illusions!

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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!