Posts Tagged ‘fun physics’

Sights & Sounds of Physics in Dorset

By IOP South West Regional Officer | 12 Sep, 2011 | 0 Comments
Dorset Show 2011 - Volunteers

With another summer drawing to an end, the first weekend of September heralded the Dorset Show and for the third year running, the Institute of Physics and Thomas Hardye School Science Department collaborated to bring physics to the public.  Over 2 days in Dorchester the sun shone (intermittently), the rain stayed away and over 600 people […]

Galaxies & Rockets star at Astro Fair

By IOP South West Regional Officer | 16 Aug, 2011 | 0 Comments
galaxy close-up

The annual Astronomy Fair at the Norman Lockyer Observatory in Sidmouth, Devon, on Saturday 6th August 2011 was a great success once again. Flying a Jolly Roger flag, the IOP tent entertained visitors young and old, with the biggest variety yet of hands-on science activities for them to try.  Despite the odd downpour during the day, almost 200 people […]

Physics gets creative at Bath Taps

By IOP South West Regional Officer | 25 Mar, 2011 | 0 Comments

With National Science & Engineering Week in full swing, the annual Bath Taps Into Science Fair once again attracted crowds of children and adults keen to have some science fun!  This year the Institute of Physics stand was a little different, with some new ‘Creative Physics’ activities making their debut.  Aided by some very enthusiastic […]

All the fun of the Astro Fair

By IOP South West Regional Officer | 11 Aug, 2010 | 0 Comments

There was much science to see and do at the Norman Lockyer Observatory in Sidmouth on Saturday, 7 August  where the IOP-SW was once again invited to run a hands-on physics stand at their annual Astronomy Fair. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the South Coast, this event attracts several hundred visitors each year.  […]

Physics To Go at the Devon County Show

By IOP South West Regional Officer | 28 May, 2009 | 2 Comments

Warm sunshine and big crowds greeted us at the 2009 Devon County Show.   Amongst the amazing variety of animal shows, displays and local traders, physicists from across the South West ran a hands-on science stand as part of the ‘Science WithinTent’ marquee for the second year running.  Along with the organisers – Devon & […]