Outreach: Science Uncovered

Newcastle University’s Great North Museum: Hancock threw open its doors after-hours on Friday 30 September for Science Uncovered, a fun-filled alternative night out.

Pioneers from the region’s top universities presented their latest discoveries at the informal expo. The contemporary programme included a science-themed bar, experiments, performances, tours and demonstrations.

A highlight at London’s Natural History Museum for several years, Science Uncovered came to Newcastle for the first time as part of European Researchers’ Night. The continent-wide initiative takes scientific research and showcases it in a fun, social setting.

‘Science Stations’ around the museum explored a range of intriguing topics. Can water be split into hydrogen and oxygen using just an alkaline battery? How are bath bombs made? Why are sea anemones sticky? Visitors were invited to grab a cocktail and pick a scientist’s brain about the mysteries of the natural world in the Science Bar, and were given the opportunity to take a tour of Newcastle University’s BioImaging Unit, where CDB's own Diana Papini revealed some of the mysteries of cell division.

The Great North Museum’s resident experts were on hand to illuminate its vast collections from the natural world and there was a special opportunity to access a rare first edition of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species in the library. 

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 722950 in the framework of the Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie actions.

Last modified: Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:39:09 GMT