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Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom
The British Science Association (BSA) is a charity, founded in 1831. Our vision is of a world where science is at the heart of society and culture. We aim to support, grow and diversify the community of people interested and involved in science; and to strengthen their influence over science's direction and place in society. The Norwich Branch was established in Autumn 2016 and is run entirely by volunteers. Please get in touch if you have ideas for events or would like to be involved!

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Past Events & Coming Up

Hi everyone!

In this post I thought I'd write about our past events and an event to look out for in March! Hopefully this will give you an idea about what to expect from us in the future. :) 

So far we've put on two events which you may recognise from the photos below. 

Our events so far...


Our first event was on the 10th December 2016 at The Forum in the centre of Norwich. We were kindly given some space during the Christmas Market (which also hosted the Santa's Grotto for Dogs!) to set up our Snowflake Science activity. During the day, we discussed the science behind the formation of snowflakes - including their symmetry and the different shapes which can be produced.


Our volunteers had a great time helping lots of very energetic children (and adults!) to cut out and decorate their own scientifically-accurate snowflakes. We also handed out kits for people to make their own salt-crystal snowflakes at home. 

For our second event on the 4th February 2017, we joined the Norwich Astronomical Society (@NorwichAS on Twitter) who had planned an afternoon of space-themed children's activities at Seething Observatory. Our stall at the event helped visitors to explore the Planets of the Solar System.


We made scale models of each planet meaning we could show aspects like their relative sizes and distances from the sun more clearly. Our stand was also covered with interesting facts about each planet and information about the new Run the Solar System app from the BSA. More information about the app can be found here: 



Our plans for the future...

Our next event is a Science Treasure Hunt on the 18th March 2017, 10am - 4pm, taking place around Norwich city centre.

During the event you'll be able to follow clues around the city to find our hidden scientists and try out some exciting hands-on activities. We're in the process of finalising the details, so keep an eye out for further information which will be available soon - we'll be using the #NorwichSciHunt hashtag on Twitter!


Photo credit: Alfie Kirk (http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/people/alfie-kirk).

If you have any thoughts or feedback regarding events, social media activity and blog posts from BSA Norwich then we'd love to hear from you. Also, please get in contact if you'd like to volunteer. Thanks!

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