Children's Festival

Cambridge Science Centre lent us a real spacesuit like the one Tim Peake wore in the Soyuz rocket on the way to the International Space Station.

We took part in the Space to Earth Challenge. Altogether, members of the public space hopped and cycled
into the stratosphere

We gave out 500 science at home goody bags. Thanks to sponsorship from Gloucestershire Engineering Training 

We were exploring space technology in the inaugral Children's Festival in 2016 with the help of some fantastic volunteers from the Aston Project. Read more about it here.

Have a look at how our local paper, the Gloucester Citizen, covered the event:

In 2017, young volunteers from the Aston Project helped us to make CD hover cars and to test catapults. Meanwhile in another room we engineered towers from spaghetti and marshmallows and explored a ripple tank and an air track.

We engineered ping pong ball runs

We made till roll solar systems

This year's goody bags included
a new competition and
a template to make a sun dial

In 2019, thanks to funding from the Institute of Physics, we took our new pendulum exhibit and gear wall to the festival. In addition, young volunteers from the Aston Project helped us to give out our goody bags and engineered ping pong ball runs.

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