Powering up to make sure science festival goes with a bang

Bionic: Titan the Robot willl be at the science fair
Bionic: Titan the Robot willl be at the science fair
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Preston is gearing up for an extra-terrestrial invasion, as Lord of the Daleks, Davros, rolls into town to share some of the daleks’ most evil secrets and schemes to visitors at the Lancashire Science Festival.

Other highlights of the science extravaganza, which runs from Thursday until Saturday, include a chemistry magic show, a trip behind the scenes of CSI, a tour around the Zoo Bus; a converted double decker bus that has become home to some of the world’s strangest critters, musical performances from sci-rock band Being 747 and guitar physicist Mark Lewney and a look at the science behind Sherlock and popular superheroes such as Iron Man.

The festival, organised by the University of Central Lancashire, includes two late adult sessions sharing the science of cocktails and a geeky comedy night called the Festival of the Spoken Nerd.

Festival director, Dr Jo Heaton-Marriott, said: “The event has something for everyone and will appeal to both adults and children of all ages across many scientific disciplines. We want to break down the barriers around science, dispel stereotypes and above all show people how much fun science can be. All events in the family and schools programme are free of charge thanks to generosity of our sponsors.”

“On Saturday we have everything from the schools programme, plus The One Show’s resident scientist Marty Jopson, Nick Arnold, author of the Horrible Science books, a giant inflatable planetarium and the first ever IncrEDIBLE Science Cake-Off; a baking competition with a science theme.”

The first two days are only for open to pre-booked school and college On Saturday from 9.00am – 5.00pm all members of the general public can get involved in hands-on demonstrations of all aspects of science, technology, engineering etc and the famous Titan the Robot will also be on campus.