Science Spectacular – our annual university-wide family fun science fair – returns for the Manchester Science Festival 2017, and we hope you can join us.
Science Spectacular is a key event in the University’s calendar of public engagement events. It provides an interactive showcase for the exciting research taking place across the University and offers the opportunity to engage with audiences of all ages. Running since 2011, we typically attract around 2,000 visitors and have featured prominently as a highlight of MSF. If you haven’t heard of Science Spectacular before, then check out our photo gallery and our short film.
What our visitors said about last year’s event:
- “This has been a wonderful day. Our grandson has taught us so much, we had no idea he knew so much about science. Also the scientists have all been so friendly.”
- “@UoMEngage it was brill wasn’t it? Loved the stuff in the study today. A big hit with the 7 year olds. #sciencespectacular”
- “Hey @UoMEngage #ScienceSpectacular knocked it out of the park again. Special thanks to the rocket enthusiasts! “
This year Science Spectacular will take place on Saturday 21 October in Whitworth Hall and Manchester Museum.
We are looking to host 50 interactive table top science stations. So if you’d like to be a part of this year’s event, please return the attached Applications of Interest form by Monday 11 September 2017.
The Manchester Science Festival is also looking for a vibrant team of people to help at this year’s festival.
The festival is now in its 11th year, and will once again deliver a series of innovative and exciting events across Greater Manchester.
The dates are Thursday 19th October – Sunday 29th October. There are also limited opportunities to volunteer at the launch event on the evening of Wednesday 18th October.
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved as a Manchester Science Festival Event Volunteer.
To apply please see: https://www.msimanchester.org.uk/about-us/support/volunteering.
This will take you to the Museum of Science and Industry’s website to complete an application form, or email Peter Boyle Volunteer Co-ordinator (Projects) – Peter.Boyle@msimanchester.org.uk
Deadline for applications is Monday 28th August at 5:00 PM.
Peter Boyle, Volunteer Coordinator (Projects)
Tel: 0161 696 7770