Celebrating science in the city

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National Science & Engineering Week is now in its 18th year and this year’s celebration of science, engineering and technology is a whirlwind of events, activities, experiments and discovery which really has something for everybody. The Milton Keynes Astronomical Society has made a fantastic effort and has scheduled a whole host of events including a stargazing session and a talk about the work of The Reverend T W Webb.

Sir Roland Jackson, Chief Executive of the British Science Association, who organise National Science & Engineering Week, said: “We are impressed with how well Milton Keynes has embraced National Science & Engineering Week and planned some great events to celebrate the wonders of the sciences. If anyone has a chance to go along to one, I’m sure they’d have a lot of fun.”

So, from March 9 to 18, National Science & Engineering Week will see art galleries, universities, schools and science centres around Milton Keynes looking at the role science plays in our lives, from the fun and fantastical, to the serious and profound. Make sure your community knows what’s out there to get their brains round.

Highlights in Milton Keynes include:

Astronomy for All - March 9 between 20:00 – 22:00

Explore the Night Sky with the Milton Keynes Astronomical. There will be an opportunity for stargazing (weather permitting) and, whatever the weather, there will be an astronomy and space exhibition, including telescopes and other equipment, images and books.

Place: Rectory Cottages, Milton Keynes, MK3 6BJ

Open to: Adults, Families, Sixth form students

Admission Cost: Free

Contact Details: Mike Leggett, 01908 503692, publicity@mkas.org.uk

The Rev T W Webb March 16 between 20:00 - 22:00

A talk by Paul Haley organized by Milton Keynes Astronomical Society, the talk will be about the work of The Reverend T W Webb, the amateur Victorian astronomer author of Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes

Place: Rectory Cottages, Milton Keynes, MK3 6BJ

Open to: All

Admission Cost: Free

Contact Details: Mike Leggett, 01908 503692, publicity@mkas.org.uk

Full details about events happening in your specific area, including in local schools, can be found by searching the online programme at www.nsew.org.uk (many school events are only open to pupils/their families, so to view details of these the ‘show private events’ box needs to be ticked) or contact the British Science Association press office at press@britishscienceassociation.org or on 020 7019 4946.