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Events

January 2018

Ada science comic book trilogy launch

17 January. 6.30pm. Little Man Coffee, Cardiff

Adas adventures in ScienceThe Physics and Astronomy outreach team launch an exhibition celebrating the “Ada” science comic book trilogy and its crowd funding campaign. Find out more about how these comic books are being used to inspire Welsh school children, and how you can help to deliver copies of these comic books to the children of Wales and the World. Free – register here.

College Lecture Series – GaN: A Revolution in Semiconductors

Thursday 18 January, 6-7pm. Lecture Theatre 0.07 Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cardiff CF24 4HQ

January sees the return of our College Lecture Series, with the turn of the School of Engineering and an exciting lecture from Professor David Wallis.

Free – register here.

Primary school competitionSecondary school competitionInstitute of Physics: Physics and Wales; Skills for a Nation

18 January, 5-7pm. Senedd, National Assembly for Wales

IoP logoThe Institute of Physics is delighted to invite you to a reception to celebrate the work that we, alongside our collaborators, have undertaken to improve the employability of youngsters in Wales to feed into the growing need for science skills across the nation.

Speakers will include the Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning Baroness Eluned Morgan AM, IOP Chief Executive Professor Paul Hardaker, IOP President Professor Dame Julia Higgins, founding Director of Science Made Simple, Wendy Sadler MBE and Wyn Meredith, MD of the Compound Semiconductor Centre.

This will be followed by an interactive showcase including science storytelling, Lab in a Lorry and the Stimulating Physics Network.

Book a place here no later than 15 January.

Be a Game Creator

20 January, 10.30am and 12pm. National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

Join award winning Big Learning Company to have a go at building and coding your own computer game using Bloxels and the BBC Microbit! Ideal for 7 – 11 year olds Cost: Free. To book call 029 2057 3600.

More here.

Secondary school competitionGetting Practical Techmeet

ASE logo25 January, 2pm – 3.30pm. Cardiff and the Vale College, Dumballs Road Cardiff. CF10 5FE

An informal opportunity for technicians to meet and share ideas – and equipment. Bring equipment and suggestions with you and leave with a bag full of new suggestions and resources.

Workshop will be provided by Scientific and Chemical Supplies. Refreshments will be provided during the afternoon including cake

Book a place here.

Primary school competitionSecondary school competitionGetting Practical Teachmeet

ASE logo25 January, 4.30pm – 6.00pm. Cardiff and the Vale College, Dumballs Road Cardiff. CF10 5FE

An informal opportunity for teachers to meet and share ideas – and equipment. Bring equipment and suggestions with you and leave with a bag full of new suggestions and resources.

Keynote speaker: Stuart Sherman – How to engage pupils in Practical Science

Stuart has an impressive reputation as a facilitator, trainer and advisor at national, regional and local levels. He is currently employed as a Senior Challenge Adviser in the Central South Consortium of Local Authorities in Wales. He has extensive experience in education founded on twenty-five years of teaching in secondary schools in Wales and England. He in particularly interested in school improvement, teaching and learning, and in science.

There is an opportunity for technicians to share ideas – 2 mins or 7 mins together with an opportunity to network.

Book a place here.

Digital Citizenship’ Training Workshop for Secondary Pupils & Teachers: Helping Schools Promote Digital Competence, Digital Citizenship and Wellbeing

30 January. ACT Training, Ocean Park House, E Tyndall St, Cardiff

‘Cardiff Against Bullying’, ‘Cardiff Schools ICT & E- Learning Service’ and ‘WISE KIDS’ are inviting up to 2 teachers and 4 pupils (2 from Year 7 and 2 from year 8) from secondary schools in Cardiff to take part in a free training and development day. It will focus on teachers and pupils working together to improve Digital Citizenship and Digital Competence in their schools.

Sangeet Bhullar (founder of WISE KIDS) will be delivering the workshop with support from Nicola Bartlett from Cardiff Against Bullying and Richard Clement from Cardiff Schools ICT and e-learning service.

All attendees will also gain access to a specially created website with links to further resources. Book here.

Star Party

Friday 26 January, 6.30pm. National Waterfront Museum Swansea

Swansea Astronomical Society in association with Barry and Port Talbot Astronomical Societies, will give a star party with telescopes viewing the night sky, a talk and an exhibition.

Public Astronomy Lecture

Saturday 27 January, 2pm. National Waterfront Museum Swansea

Andrew Lound will give a talk entitled “Guardians of The Rings – Saturn’s Moons” Everyone is welcome.

February 2018

Secondary school competitionGetting Practical Techmeet

ASE logo6 February, 2pm – 3.30pm. Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan, Abergele LL22 7HD

This is an informal opportunity for technicians to meet and share ideas – and equipment. Bring equipment and suggestions with you and leave with a bag full of new suggestions and resources.

Workshop will be provided by Scientific and Chemical Supplies. Refreshments will be provided during the afternoon including cake

Book a place here.

Primary school competitionSecondary school competitionGetting Practical Teachmeet

ASE logo6 February 2018, 4.30pm – 6.00pm. Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan, Abergele LL22 7HD

This is an informal opportunity for teachers to meet and share ideas – and equipment. Bring equipment and suggestions with you and leave with a bag full of new suggestions and resources.

Keynote speaker: to be confirmed. There is an opportunity for technicians to share ideas – 2 mins or 7 mins together with an opportunity to network.

Book a place here.

Policing from the air – Tales of a helicop by Gary Smart

Wednesday 21 February, 6.30-8.30pm. British Airways Maintenance, Dragonfly Drive, Rhoose CF62 3DN

Chief Inspector Gary Smart of South Wales Police will take us on the the road he followed having being rejected by the RAF, to serving as a young copper in Coventry City before transferring to the Valleys of South Wales. That journey took him from walking the beat to flying the beat as a Helicop, leading ultimately to being responsible for the Air Security for the President of the United States.

Tickets here – groups are welcome to attend however please order a ticket per person so we can accurately determine audience size.

Star Party

Saturday 24 February, 6.30-9pm. The National Botanic Garden of Wales

Stargazing through telescopes plus talks and telescope advice clinics in the Great Glasshouse; with food and drink available from the Med Cafe.

Hosted by the National Botanic Garden of Wales i in partnership with Swansea Astronomical Society and AstroCymru.

Astronomy activities, 3D Cinema & astronomy artefacts, handle objects dating from the birth of our solar system. Castor & Pollux, Sirius, Capella, Procyon should all be visible We will also use Orion to star hop so we can find the Pleiades and there should be good views of the Moon, weather permitting.

While the stargazing is weather dependant we will be able to run activities inside the Great Glass House if the weather is poor.

£3 per child. Accompanying adults are free but donations are welcomed. A family ticket is £6 (2 adults and up to 4 children). For guides/scouts/brownies/cubs etc. groups, the cost is £3 per child, with accompanying adults free.

March 2018

British Science Week

9-18 March 2018

BSWGetting involved in British Science Week is really easy, and you can take part in lots of different ways.

  • Organise an event. Running an event of your own may seem daunting, but we’re here to help you all the way, from writing your pledge, to applying for grants to providing activity packs. We also have ‘how to’ guides to help you get started and advice about finding a presenter.
  • Run the Solar System. This virtual race was first created for British Science Week 2017 but has been relaunched due to popular demand. While you’re waiting for British Science Week 2018 to kick off, why not dust off your trainers and travel through space with us? Run the Solar System is a 10k ‘virtual race’ which involved journeying across the Solar System from the Sun to Neptune in just 10 kilometres accompanied by music and audio commentary from science broadcaster Dallas Campbell.

Star Party

Friday 23 March, 6.30pm. Swansea Airport

Swansea Astronomical Society will give a star party with telescopes viewing the night sky, a talk on telescopes and an exhibition

April 2018

Primary school competitionSecondary school competitionGlobal Day of the Engineer 2018

Wednesday 4 April

Global Day of the Engineer 2018This day celebrates all engineers, men and women all over the world.

Do you know an engineer or group you’d like to recognise? Are you interested in doing hands-on activities with students? Do you have photos of engineering innovations, outreach events, or inspiring engineers you can share on Global Day?

Click here to make your pledge and get involved.

The Man Engine – Spotlight on Wales as Man Engine rises again

8-12 April 2018. Locations below

Man engineColossal engineering miracle to visit South Wales in 2018.

South Wales is one of the UK’s most significant mining heritage locations, with iron, copper and coal forming the heart of the Valleys for hundreds of years. And in 2018, the whole nation is invited to celebrate and commemorate this industrial history with a visit from the now-iconic Man Engine.

The giant miner will visit eight of South Wales’s most important industrial heritage locations for a week of celebrations from 8-12 April 2018.

The colossal feat of engineering will visit Big Pit, Blaenavon Ironworks, Ebbw Vale Steelworks, Cyfarthfa Park and Castle, Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, the National Waterfront Museum Swansea, Swansea City Centre and the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks as part of his journey across Wales, entitled: “Man Engine Cymru: forging a nation”.

More here.

June 2018

My Money Week

11-17 June 2018

In 2017 My Money Week produced two student facing editions (one primary pupil facing and one secondary student facing), plus a ‘insert’ style supplement full of simple activities, jokes and stories for younger pupils all accompanied by comprehensive teachers notes offering ideas about how to use and develop the content in a flexible and adaptable way.

Register now to be the first to find out when the 2018 resources are available!

The My Money Week 2017 resources are still available here.

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