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We have lots of subsidised shows and workshops for primary schools in Wales for 2017!

We are pleased to announce that we have lots of highly subsidised shows and workshops for Primary schools in Wales for 2017! Thanks to funding from the National Science Academy! We have two subsidised projects with funding for Primary schools

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When Emma met Tim Peake

By Emma Wride On Thursday 13th October, Tim Peake flew from Houston to Cardiff to start his 10 day UK post-flight tour. Techniquest were delighted to be the first stop on his tour, inviting members of science centres, universities and even some

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MURFI Rover Trial: UK scientists prepare to drive rovers on Mars

By Leanne Gunn The popularity of science fiction films and books shows us that there is something very exciting about exploring other worlds and planets. For many people this stops at fiction, however, for planetary scientists, like Dr Matthew Balme and

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Posted in Engineering, Exploring Science, Geology, News, Physics, Space

science made simple swims for CALM

Between 10th September 2016 and 10th December 2016, 14 staff and friends of science made simple swam over 230 miles and raised over £1200 for CALM! We are really proud of this achievement and the funds we have raised for this wonderful

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Light Show in the Sky

By Emma Wride What are the Perseids? The Perseids meteor shower is a spectacular display of shooting stars that occurs annually with the peak of the shower during mid-August. They are known as the Perseids because the radiant (the point

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Engineers, we need you!

The science made simple team are on the lookout for engineers who are willing to be role models for children aged 7-11. Our ‘Who Wants to be a Superhero?’ show features short clips of engineers and scientists who are working on something

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Bend it like Bale…the science of football

by Wendy Sadler You can almost taste the excitement here in Cardiff on the eve of the biggest football event in Wales since, well, pretty much ever! Probably the last thing on the players mind is swotting up on their

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Should Britain continue funding the European Space Agency?

By Rhys L Griffiths “The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe

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Space Made Simple at Cheltenham Science Festival

By Matthew Allen The space made simple team were at the Cheltenham science festival last week, showing off some amazing science demos and talking with families, school children and teachers about Astronomy! The Cheltenham Science Festival is one of the largest and well known

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Science and Space Made Simple at the Mercury Transit

By Matthew Allen On the 9th of May, 2016, a very special event occurred in our Solar System. The planet Mercury passed in between the Earth and the Sun, an event known as the Transit of Mercury. science and space made

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