Opening of the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium: 26th January 2012

I was present at the official opening of the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium at the National Space Centre along with hundreds of lucky school children.  I chatted to a few of the visitors and students about a career in space

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Final Year Chemistry BSc Projects: December 2011

During 2012 I supervised my first cohort of final year BSc Chemistry students in their projects.  The students had to each design and develop an experiment or demonstration that was related to research conducted by the ATMOS group (my old

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NPower Future Leaders Competition: November 2011

I supported a team of postgraduate students in the department of Physics and Astronomy in their application to the 2011 npower Future Leaders competition.  I arranged for the team to run some of their demonstrations and activities at the National

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NASA Astronaut Piers Sellers: 8th November 2011

I was fortunate enough to meet British-born NASA Astronaut Piers Sellers on his visit to the National Space Centre (8th November 2011).  He gave a great talk to a packed planetarium of secondary school children and teachers about his three

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BBC Wallace and Gromit World of Inventions Roadshow: 27th November 2010

Through the STEM Ambassador scheme I was selected to be a science facilitator in the BBC Wallace and Gromit World of Inventions Roadshow (The Centre MK, Milton Keynes, 27th November 2010). This involved running hands on demonstrations teaching children how

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Fingerprinting the Atmosphere: 13th-19th September 2010

The hands on activities were initially developed for the 2010 British Science Festival that ran 13th-19th September at Aston University. The activities comprised: Aerosol from an Orange:  This experiment demonstrates how secondary organic aerosols is generated following the reaction between

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