Leicester Space Science at New Scientist Live

Posted by lnf2 at Oct 15, 2019 12:00 AM |
The School of Physics and Astronomy was represented at New Scientist Live at the Excel Centre in London.

New Scientist Live is an annual four-day event at the ExCel Centre in London, hosted by the creators of New Scientist magazine.  The enormous exhibition featured stands from across science and engineering, all hosted in a gigantic hall bustling with the general public and large school groups.  The University of Leicester once again provided a stand showcasing our involvement in the Bepi Colombo mission, alongside some of the other exciting space science opportunities at the University of Leicester, and staffed by a number of volunteers from the School of Physics and Astronomy.

 

The exhibition was adjacent to five stages, where audiences could listen to presentations spanning a diverse range of scientific topics.  Leicester was represented on the Cosmos stage by Dr. Leigh Fletcher (presenting Juno’s latest findings in orbit around Jupiter) and Professor Nial Tanvir (discussing gravitational wave astronomy), with both talks being watched by packed audiences of several hundred attendees.  Opportunities to present at the 2020 event are now open to applications on their website.

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