Cambridge ScienceXchange 2012

November 5th, 2012 | Posted by Laura in Uncategorized

Makespace supported the Cambridge Science Centre‘s Science Xchange on October 27th, with the MakeZone workshop. We helped families and visitors build the second Cambridge Chain Reaction (following a very successful one last year – watch the video!) and the Guildhall was packed in the afternoon to watch Julian Huppert set off the 2012 reaction. We’ll be able to share a video of this soon… It was a great day, although intense work from 11am-4pm when we had the public in the hall especially. Thanks to all the Makespace volunteers who helped prepare sections of the Chain Reaction in advance, and on the day!

At the conclusion of the event, Chris Lennard of Cambridge Science Centre announced that they’ve secured premises and will be opening in February 2013 – this is very exciting news for Cambridge and science outreach!

Makespace is delighted to be collaborating with Cambridge Science Centre, and is looking forward to a race to see which of us opens first…

You can see the MakeZone at the back of the hall in one of our pictures, from the stage as the Reaction was set off:

Cambridge Science Centre Chain Reaction

The following pictures are all from Cambridge Science Centre:

Cambridge Science Centre Chain Reaction

Cambridge Science Centre Chain Reaction

Cambridge Science Centre Chain Reaction

We had a good crowd, both for the build and the Reaction itself, which was wonderful considering the nasty weather on the day:

Cambridge Science Centre Chain Reaction

Cambridge Science Centre Chain Reaction

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