The Big Bang Fair is UK’s largest science festival. The event held at the London Excel Centre, drew audiences from around the UK and Europe with its many interactive activities, competitions and shows. UKSEDS was kindly offered a stand in the Next Factor area right next to Herschel Space telescope and Kennedy Space Centre. Over the course of 4 days the event saw over 20,000 attendees, but this was no challenge to our team who easily engaged them into some fun meteorite identifying activities and getting messy with our meteorite crater making activity.
Our stand saw well known science names such as TV presenter Dallas Campbell, Astronomer Nick Howes and Astronaut Captain Jon McBride give time out of their busy schedules to lend us a hand with our activities. We also had special guest Alex Cureton-Griffiths from SpaceGAMBIT who brought along his Fruit Astronaut activity. The squishing and squeezing of fruit to control Space Invaders was a huge hit with kids and adults alike and lets just say we went through a whole lot of bananas!
Overall another successful event from the Outreach team.
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