Talking Science at Daresbury Laboratory

Daresbury Talking Science 2017-18

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Did you know that Daresbury Laboratory hosts a monthly series of inspiring public lectures?

Come along and join us in finding out more about some of the amazing science and research that is currently happening in the world around us from the Big Bang to Dinosaurs and beyond!

Talking Science lectures are FREE but reservations must be made prior to the event. 

In the event that you have booked but are unable to attend a lecture or do not require your full allocation of tickets, please cancel your tickets on Eventbrite as follows:

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25 January 2018, 19:00 to 20:00

Alan O’Brien

How to design the James Webb Space Telescope

Alan O’Brien

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a large 6.5 meter infrared telescope due to be launched in 2018. Astronomers will use it to observe at more distant objects in ways they have never been looked at before, using this information they will study the history of the Universe and our origins. This talk will describe the core science goals for the JWST and the engineering required to make this incredible telescope.

Useful information:

Royal Observatory Edinburgh - JWST & MIRI


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22 February 2018, 13:00 to 14:00

Lewis Owen

Flash Bang Science Show!
Age 6+

Lewis Owen
Daresbury Laboratory Public Engagement Team

Coloured flames, speedy reactions, liquid nitrogen and hydrogen gas! Find out how scientists use particles moving close to the speed of light to investigate the properties of materials, and discover some of the fascinating systems they study - from aeroplanes to DNA!

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