MajorTim.space’s ‘Galactic Outreach Workshops’ at take pART, Llandudno – 11th & 12th January 2020!

We are looking forward to seeing you all at takepART 2020 this weekend.

Come and find us in the Space Zone to take part in our Cosmic activities.

We will be running our drop-in ‘Magical Illusions’ workshops, a Galactic Quiz with prizes, friction activities, Shooting Star Flying Squad and more.

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

But unlike on the photo below – it now has our new logo…..  This will be the first time anyone has seen the prop since we updated it – make sure you have your photo taken with it!

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

 

Find out more here – https://venuecymru.co.uk/majortimspace

 

Come, join us and Space into the Unknown…

MajorTim.space’s ‘Galactic Outreach Workshops’ at Techniquest Glyndwr’s Astronomy Club – 4th January 2020!

We will be running our Moon Rover Balloon Car workshops at Techniquest Glyndwr’s Astronomy Club – 4th January 2020.

Visitors will build Balloon Cars – while learning the science behind them – which they can take away with them!

During the sessions we will run the fastest Moon Rover Balloon Car competition.

 

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

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

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 – 7th December 2019!

Great time running our drop-in ‘Binary Talks’ workshops at Techniquest Glyndwr’s Astronomy Club – 7th December 2019.

During our ‘Binary Talks’ workshop visitors learnt how to use the binary coding system whilst creating a keyring.
They had the chance to “code” their own initials using green and red beads following the binary code.

The lucky winner of our raffle was…..  Adam!

Lucky Winner – Adam with his prize

Below – Adam and his sister talking about their lucky win….

 

All who visited our stand had a STEMtastic time and we can’t wait for the next TQG Astronomy Club – 3rd January!

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On This Day 4 years ago…

Today (15.12.2018) is four years since Tim Peake launched to the International Space Station (ISS) – becoming the first British ESA astronaut and the second British citizen (after Helen Sharman) to go to space.

On the 15th December 2015 – Tim took the most exhilarating ride of his life, lifting off on a Russian Soyuz rocket with Russian commander Yuri Malenchenko and US astronaut Tim Kopra.

Source – European Space Agency

Dallas Campbell reported live from the launch in Kazakhstan.

Source – BBC

Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain presented live coverage of British astronaut Tim Peake’s arrival at the International Space Station, at the Science Museum in London.  They were joined by astronauts including former ISS commander Chris Hadfield and Helen Sharman.

Source – BBC

Since his Principia Mission, Tim has done many tours/talks, attended events, took on the role as a Scout ambassador, writing books and much more.

Young people have been inspired by Tim’s Principia Mission – they may not have had the interest in space subjects before, especially from a scientific or mathematical point of view, but have been drawn in through a number of different ways, such as competitions, challenges and experiments!

 

Congratulations Tim on all of your fantastic achievements!

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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 were proud to run our drop-in ‘Magical Illusions’ workshops and a Galactic Quiz with prizes at their spectacular stargazing event – 8th November 2019.

Visitors to our stand made phenomenal STEM Spinning Tops – while learning the science behind them.

In addition to our STEM Spinning Tops, visitors to our stand also made Hoop Gliders – while learning the science behind them – which they got to take home!

Our Galactic Quiz with prizes was very popular…

We were also very pleased to have recorded the 3rd episode of MajorTim.space’s Polymath Cerebration Podcast on stage with Dr Jackie Bell, the Stargazing evening’s celebrity guest – announcement will be made when it is available to download.

Afterwards young blogger, Arran (age 10) came across to meet our CEO, Amelia Piper (below).
Watch out for this new blogger & his kids blog!

Visitors to our stand at the event included Dulcie (below) – winner – signed copy of Dallas Campbell’s book in our Apollo raffle (July 2019).
Before, Dulcie was sure she didn’t want to be an astronaut, but after reading the book Dallas has convinced her!

Our workshops were very popular and all visitors has a fantastic time!

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MajorTim.space’s ‘Galactic Outreach Workshops’ at Techniquest Glyndwr’s Astronomy Club – 7th December 2019!

We will be running our drop-in ‘Binary Talks’ workshops at Techniquest Glyndwr’s Astronomy Club – 7th December 2019.

During our ‘Binary Talks’ workshop you will learn how to use the binary coding system while creating a keyring.
You can “code” your own initials using green and red beads following the binary code.

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 Wrexham Rugby Club, North Wales.

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

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/