York Science & Innovation Grand Tour May - Sept 2012

Sponsored by Aviva

Fantastic Launch Day line up

21st May 2012 | by York Science & Innovation Grand Tour

The Grand Tour is all set for its Grand Opening with a day of special activities lined up for Wednesday 30 May. Many sponsors and exhibitors will be displaying a fantastic array of fun and inspiring, science and innovation in Parliament Street in the city centre from 12 noon till 3pm, including:
Flamingo Land – Get up close and personal with our mini-beasts!
York St John University – Psychology exhibit about ‘brain tricks’
Make your own science inspired artwork with Sally Lane-Morgan
University of York Dept of Biology – fantastic microscopes with all sorts of biological samples to look at, plants as you have never seen them before, bugs and much more!
NYBEP – hands-on, airplane design, make and test activity.
St Peter’s School – Demonstration of projectile motion showing that firing guns upwards might result in unintended consequences!
As well as a spectroscopy demonstration with neon stars and solar telescope.
University of York Dept of Physics – Hands-on Physics experiments like balloon kebabs, Chinese resonating bowl, solar telescope
MyScience – Science, technology, engineering and maths. Hands on activities to inspire all.
University of York Dept of Chemistry – Spectroscopy in a suitcase!
York Museums Trust – Hands on activities and slide show.
Bootham School – Demonstration of augmented reality app on smart-phones!
Nestlé – The science behind confectionery.
York Cocoa House – The evolution of the chocolate industry.
Yorkshire Air Museum – What’s inside the geodesic structure?
Pick up a Tour Guide leaflet on the day and set off at your leisure on the York Science and Innovation Grand Tour and discover the 60 inspirational exhibits displayed around the streets of York.

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