THE Weymouth Science Festival takes place tomorrow (Sunday, October 1).
A range of demonstrations and educational events will be running at Nothe Fort from 10.30am to 4pm.
Weymouth Family Science Festival demonstrations include:
Dorset astronomer Kate Earl’s inflatable Skyhigh Planetarium will tell stories and facts about the night sky, stars, and planets.
Learn how to recognise the bright patterns of stars astronomers call constellations and hear how they got their names.
Session 1 – 10.45am
Session 2 – 11.45am
Session 3 – 12.45pm
Session 4 – 2pm
Session 5 – 3pm
MAX 25 per session (sign up on the day, first come first served)
• Institute of Physics
Make and launch your own rocket in Nothe Fort parade ground. Plus a whole host of exciting experiments that you can try yourself!
Learn about marine life, conservation, and the vital role our oceans play in sustaining life on Earth.
• Portland Museum
Portland Museum will be showcasing historical artifacts and tales from the past.
• Litter Free Dorset
Litter Free Dorset will highlight the importance of preserving our environment and keeping our planet clean.
• Paint Your Own Fossil/Fossil Hunter
Release your inner palaeontologist! Create your very own fossil masterpiece or try your hand at fossil hunting to uncover ancient secrets.
• Victorian Scientist
Explore the roots of modern science with Gordon Le Pard.
• Wessex Water
Learn about the science behind clean and sustainable water resources.
• Polarised Light
See the world in a new light! Explore the fascinating phenomenon of polarised light.
“Whether you’re a budding scientist or simply curious about the world around you, there’s something for everyone at science day,” a spokesperson said.
“Head to Nothe Fort for a day of exploration, education, and inspiration.”
Entry to the science festival is included as part of general admission to Nothe Fort.