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Oriel Science returns to Waterfront Museum for Super Science Sunday

Swansea University’s Oriel Science will be returning to the National Waterfront Museum on Sunday, 10th March to host “Super Science Sunday” during British Science Week.

From 11am-4pm, visitors of all ages can enjoy over 20 interactive science exhibits in this free event.

This year visitors can find out how insects are helping to solve crimes, step into the amazing world of algae and tour the university’s research boat, ‘Noctiluca’.

Younger guests can pay a visit to the Teddy Bear Hospital and the Swansea University Race Car Simulator will be available for all to test their skills on the virtual track. The whole family can also help find the 10 astronauts lost around the museum’s galleries and help them achieve their mission of getting to Mars in our “Lost in Space” trail.

The exhibits on show will include:

  • Algae World;
  • Bringing the Universe down to Earth!
  • Visit the Swansea University boat, the ‘Noctiluca’, which will be moored at the marina dock for guided tours.
  • Is climate change making our oceans sick?
  • Robots: How they build the world around us!
  • Solving crimes with insects;
  • Swansea University Race Engineering car simulator;
  • Teddy Bear Hospital;

Talks and workshops will also feature throughout the day including public talks addressing gender issues that will be run by the Women’s Equality Network. Visitors can meet extraordinary women whose lives and careers have been shaped by science, in a panel discussion chaired by Suzy Davies AM and joined by Wendy Sadler MBE (founding director of Science Made Simple), Professor Yamni Nigam (Lecturer in Biomedical Science at Swansea University and founder of the Swansea University Maggot Research Group), Dr Justna Muhith (PhD in Neuroscience) and Professor Mary Gagen (geographer and climate scientist at Swansea University).

You can also join the hunt for the Higgs in a highly interactive comedy show where you are in charge of the Large Hadron Collider with The Bad Boy Of Science, Sam Gregson, and later explore what it takes to be a superhero and investigate the real science behind saving the planet with science communicator Neil Monteiro.

Professor Chris Allton, Director of Oriel Science said:

“We are excited to be running Super Science Sunday again this year. Last year’s event attracted 2,000 visitors seeing snapshots of Swansea University’s cutting-edge research and this year’s event promises even better things.”

“Science is for everyone and is blind to gender and background. So it is particularly important for us to help celebrate International Women’s Day with the Women’s Equality Network where there will be a number of public talks addressing gender issues.  We are keen to spread our enthusiasm about science to all our visitors and to encourage the next generation to choose science subjects in their education to help them pursue rewarding careers.”