Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

The Magic of Science ; MANCHESTER'S MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY HOSTS AN ANNUAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATING ALL THINGS SCIENTIFIC

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

The Magic of Science ; MANCHESTER'S MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY HOSTS AN ANNUAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATING ALL THINGS SCIENTIFIC

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FROM sleep labs to Nobel themed discos, rock gigs, hacking workshops and hot topic debates, the annual Manchester Science Festival is the ultimate all ages event in the city.

As brilliantly brainy as it is a pumping party, the festival is a creative and playful platform to engage everyone in the wonder of science by facilitating ways to get stuck in.

It's all produced by the Museum of Science & Industry, and it works with all many partners and venues to line up innovations and unique collaborations designed to make you see science from a slightly different perspective.

As usual, Manchester Science Festival 2016 is an absolute feast of fun that runs for 10 days from October 20-30 - the full programme available to view online at manchestersciencefestival.com.

Here are our favourite goings on - listed here under helpful headlines so you know which ages they're best for.

ALL AGES Tim Peake's Adventures in Space Astronaut Tim Peake will be sharing stories from his adventures in space at the Museum of Science and Industry this weekend (Saturday October 15, 10am). Tim, who spent six months on board the International Space Station earlier this year, will be taking part in a family question and answer session to talk about his time in orbit.

This event is sold out, but you will be able to watch the event through a live stream on screens at the museum, or online at www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk The Chronarium Sleep Lab If a trip to Manchester Arndale is often a bit of an exhausting experience for you, then the arrival of this pop up relaxation tent is just about your dream come true. A round tower made of recycled parachutes, it hides a boudoir full of hammocks and cushions in which you can go for a quick 15 minute power nap soothed into a snooze by a light and sound installation. Where and when? Manchester Arndale, Market Street / October 20-30 / Mon-Fri: 11am-8pm; Sat: 11am-7pm; Sun: 11.30am-5.30pm / Free, but there may be queues at busier times The Sensory Sound Pit More immersive fun to be had here, where experiences we normally have via sound are turned into notions of shape, touch, motion, and visuals. Where and when? University of Salford, MEDIACITYUK campus / Oct 24-26 / 10am-4pm / Free - drop in Imagining Medicine Ever complained about the NHS? Then check out this flashback to medical methods in the 17th century in which photographer Sian Bonnell reimagines the gruesome realities of early surgery.

Where and when? John Rylands Library, Deansgate / Oct 20-30 / Tue- Sat: 10am-5pm; Mon & Sun: 12pm-5pm / Free Cloud Crash Exhibition The work of pioneering climate scientist James Lovelock is at the basis of this show, which examines the effects of pollution via mini recreations of micro-climates. The exhibition includes three artworks: Airbag, a micro-climate; Burnout, a manufactured airspace; and Diamonds In The Sky, filled with artificially engineered clouds. Tying in, there's an adults-only late preview on October 20, from 6pm, looking at new research into atmospherics.

Where and when? MSI Manchester, Liverpool Road / Oct 20-Feb 3 / 10am-5pm daily / Free Manchester eSports Tournament: Make, do, and hack eSports - known in our day as computised table top games - are becoming one of the hottest gaming developments. …

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