Photos from National Science Week visitors’ dayPosted: Monday, 22nd August, 2011
How did you spend National Science Week? Did you take the chance to be involved in one or more of the many official events around the country?
I was on holidays last week, so I missed all the action – but I returned to work today to hear how well our own National Science Week event went. Nearly 200 people had a pretty special behind-the-scenes visit of the Energy Centre here in Newcastle, where our scientists gave talks, tours and demonstrations of their research.
Two of the events on the programme were presented by solar researchers. Firstly, photovoltaic scientist (and co-blogger) Greg Wilson talked about solar panels and undertook a ‘Masterchef Meets Science’ challenge. He created a solar cell using blueberries and orange juice!
In the following session, engineers James McGregor and Robbie McNaughton gave visitors a presentation and tour of our concentrating solar thermal facility and showed the mirror field in operation.
Did you attend the event? It’d be great to hear what you thought of it. Click the link at the top of this article (just under the title) to leave a comment.