50 000 kids attended the Big Bang Science and Engineering fair in Birmingham this year. We delivered
‘Robots on Mars’ workshop to groups of varying levels and ages; performed
‘Halley’s New Horizons’ to school groups and families including making a comet;
talked to the public at our stand ‘Future Worlds’ which involved helping under
10s make a space probe; demonstrating the transit technique for finding
exoplanets and introducing citizen science Zooniverse online project,
Planethunters; taking kids on a tour of the Solar System using Celestia.
Our models of 4 Mars rovers: Phoenix, Opportunity, Pathfinder and Curiosity (due to land on Mars 6th August 2012) for the 'Robots on Mars' workshop designed for the Big Bang science fair at the NEC, Birmingham.