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Theme: Earth, Wind and Fire

Discover the world from its atmosphere to the core! Earth, Wind and Fire explores all the elements of our planet through talks and hands-on activities for everyone.

What's on

Sat
20
Jun

Green Reactions Presents: Think green! (or not...)

How do you make decisions about how you interact the environment? Researchers will discuss the impact these decisions have on the environment, and the underlying ideas which may have propelled people to make these decisions.

Fri
19
Jun

Green Reactions Presents: Rubbish resources!

York Researchers introduce their work on sustainably turning rubbish into useful materials and invite questions and conversation on the technologies and their impact in the wider world.

Wed
17
Jun

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

One hundred and fifty years after the extraordinary, imaginative feat of Jules Verne's Journey to the Centre of The Earth, David Whitehouse embarks on a voyage of scientific discovery into the heart of our world.

Wed
17
Jun

The Weather Experiment

Robert FitzRoy is one of the forgotten heroes of 19th -century science. In his time he was known for founding a controversial governmental office, the Meteorological Department, which issued weather predictions or ‘forecasts’. This talk revisits FitzRoy’s weather experiment, one of the most notorious scientific experiments of the Victorian age.

Tue
16
Jun

All Aboard the Cloud Lab: Crossing America in an airship

Join Dr Jim McQuaid to discover how bacteria are great at making clouds, how pollution can affect hurricane strength, and how the Cloud Lab managed to weigh a cloud!

Tue
16
Jun

William Smith: The father of English geology

The work of geologist, William Smith, showed the way to read the history of the earth by making a connection between fossils and the layers of rocks they were in. Find out more about Smith and his ground-breaking 1815 geological map.

Tue
16
Jun

Introduction to Geological Maps

In this hands-on session discover about how geological maps can help you explore the secrets beneath your feet.

Sat
13
Jun

Rock and Fossil Roadshow

Bring along your own rocks and fossils for identification by the experts, plus get the chance to see specimens from the Museum’s collection.

Tue
9
Jun

Discovering the Secret Lives of Killer Whales

Learn about killer whale social behaviour, with a focus on the evolution of menopause (yes – they have menopause) and the role of whale grannies.

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