Posts Tagged ‘South West’

South West schools get an insight into the mysteries of the universe – and the life of an astrophysicist

By IOP South West Regional Officer | 23 Nov, 2012 | 0 Comments
Photo: Miranda Addey

Secondary school students across Devon and Cornwall were treated to a fascinating insight into an unexplored part of the universe and the life of an astrophysics researcher. Dr Jennifer Hatchell, a lecturer and researcher at the University of Exeter, gave a fascinating and interactive talk to hundreds of school and college pupils and their teachers at […]

Small science returns to South West

By IOP South West Regional Officer | 17 Oct, 2011 | 0 Comments
Small science returns to South West

The ‘Small Science, Big Ideas’ talk returned to South West schools last week, following a very successful tour in July. Dr Annela Seddon, a physics lecturer from Bristol University, visited a further 5 schools across the region to give students an insight into cutting-edge science on the smallest scale. The tour started  in Devon at Colyton […]

Bristol physics students are up, up and away…

By IOP South West Regional Officer | 13 Oct, 2011 | 0 Comments
View from Balloon

A team of University of Bristol Physics students has successfully completed a High Altitude Balloon Mission, sending a payload of scientific instruments and a camera to a height of more than 20km.  The student volunteer-led project is investigating  small particles suspended in the atmosphere that play an important part in the formation of clouds.  The first launch, run […]

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 […]