British Science Week 2019

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths!
Come along to one of these many amazing, events or activities taking place around the county!


An evening of science at Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Join us when Basingstoke Discovery Centre opens until 9.30pm and hosts 4 events covering different areas of science. With presentations on brain science, the Theory of Relativity and the world beyond the stars; and a musical performance, you will be spoilt for choice!

Thursday 14 March 2019
From 6.30pm
Tickets £5 per talk or 2 talks for £8

Night of Science - Born to Sum – a Mathematician Explains the Pop Charts at Basingstoke Discovery Centre - Thursday 14th March 2019
Born to Sum – a Mathematician Explains the Pop Charts
Starting at 6.30pm

A musical performance by singing maths-comedian Kyle D Evans. For maths fans and maths-phobes alike.

From Bob Dylan and Beyonce’s algebraic song titles to Kate Bush’s (near) perfect recital of pi to fifty decimal places, pop stars have been dropping maths references into their tunes for decades. It just takes a certain kind of mathematical pedant to notice them all.

Enter folk mathematician Kyle D Evans and his trusty guitar, here to take you on a comedic musical tour through some unexpected parallels between maths & pop.  Come prepared for a fun night for maths enthusiasts and novices alike.

 

Night of Science - Brain Glue – Sticking it to Dementia. A talk with neuroscientist Dr Mark Dallas at Basingstoke Discovery Centre - Thursday 14th March 2019
Brain Glue – Sticking it to Dementia. A talk with neuroscientist Dr Mark Dallas
Starting at 7.30pm

50 million people around the world are living with dementia and that figure is set to reach 152 million by 2050. Neuroscientist Dr Mark Dallas tells us how understanding ‘brain glue’ could hold the secret to detecting dementia decades before the first symptoms appear.

He will take you on a neuroscience journey to explore the ‘hoovers’ and ‘police officers’ in your head and how dementia affects them. So, while 26 million people in the UK know someone living with dementia, the diversity of your brain could actually provide answers to the global challenge of tackling dementia and the glue in your head could be critical to fighting dementia well before you or even your doctor realise it.

 

Night of Science - The Electric Universe, a unique and controversial talk on astronomy by Paul Malone at Basingstoke Discovery Centre - Thursday 14th March 2019

The Electric Universe, a unique and controversial talk on astronomy by Paul Malone
Starting at 8.30pm

Artist Paul Malone takes the audience on a unique and controversial tour of the Universe. Originally devised to introduce artists and designers to the wide range of forms we see in modern astronomy, the Talk is ’image-rich’; being assembled using the latest photographs from Space and explanatory clips from YouTube.

It is aimed at a general audience, so there is no need for any knowledge of either astronomy nor electricity. However there remains the intention that some of the content will prove intriguing to specialists in the field.

 

Night of Science - The Theory of Relativity, a talk by Emma Osborne at Basingstoke Discovery Centre - Thursday 14th March 2019
The Theory of Relativity, a talk by Emma Osborne
Starting at 8.30pm

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you fell into a black hole? Or if time-travel is really possible? In this interactive talk, Emma will take you on a journey through the cosmos using Einstein’s theory of relativity, where you will discover the weird and wonderful events that take place in the universe, enabling you to explore the boundaries where science meets science fiction.

Emma Osborne is an astrophysicist and multi-award winning science communicator, who loves to communicate complex physics topics in a way which makes them accessible to everyone. Emma has worked with the London Science Museum, The Royal Society and the BBC, as well as regularly creating content for her popular YouTube channel ‘The Extraordinary Universe’, Instagram and Twitter.


Super Science Saturday at Romsey Library

Super Science Saturday at Romsey Library
Come and join us for a journey of exploration and join in with some fun science activities.
FREE drop-in Saturday 16 March, 10am – 2pm
No need to book – just come along.
Parents/carers to remain in the library


Construction Club at Overton Library

Construction Club - Overton

Have fun and build with your favourite bricks at Overton Library every Thursday 3.30pm-6.30pm!
No need to book, just turn up.
Parents/carers to remain in the library.


Computer Tuition for the Over 50s at Chineham Library

IT Help at Ringwood Library

Wednesday mornings
10am-1pm
Friendly one to one short course tuition in the basic use of computers, laptops, iPads, tablets etc.
Contact Age Concern on 01256 423874 to book your place


Get to know your iPad Course at Andover Library

Get to know your iPad Course Andover Library

Wednesday 13 March
Free iPad CourseAn introduction to iPads for new owners or those thinking of buying one. Also suitable for those who already own an iPad but would like to get more out of it.

This course is aimed at people that require skills to be able to access Universal credit or to use the internet to overcome social isolation.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
– Demonstrate the basic connections and controls
– Set up your tablet with an Apple ID and iCloud account
– Recognise common symbols and terms associated with tablets
– Use common gestures to operate your tablet
– Select, organise, open and close apps from the Home Screen
– Adjust basic settings including connecting to wi-fi
– Use the camera and video recorder* Find and install apps in the App Store
– Find and install music, films, etc from the iTunes storeA general knowledge of computing with traditional laptops/computers would be an advantage.

Please bring with you:
Paper and pen to take notes.
A folder to keep handouts in is useful.
An apple iPad (if you do not have your own you may be able to borrow one from the tutor. Please let us know when booking)

NB: This course is for iPad users only.
This Course could lead to:
Further courses on Social Media, Shopping Online in the Library or attendance at a higher level

10.00am – 4.00pm Booking is essential, so contact the Library or call the Booking Line 01264 353063 to guarantee a place.You will also need to complete paperwork in relation to this course at Andover Library prior to the day of the workshop


Get to know your iPad at Hayling Island Library

Get to know your iPad at Hayling Island Library

An introduction to iPads for new owners or those thinking of buying one. Also suitable for those who already own an iPad but would like to get more out of it.

This course is aimed at people that require skills to be able to access Universal credit or to use the internet to overcome social isolation. Attendance is expected at each session to ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience and to minimise disruption for other learners.

Please advise the venue/tutor of any absence you may have.
A general knowledge of computing with traditional laptops/computers would be an advantage.

Please bring with you;
– Paper and pen to take notes.
– A folder to keep handouts in is useful.
– An apple iPad (if you do not have your own you may be able to borrow one from the tutor. Please let us know when booking)

NB: This course is for iPad users only.

This Course could lead to:
Further courses on Social Media, Shopping Online in the Library or attendance at a higher level course at a local college.

Friday 15 March to 22 March, 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Booking is essential, so contact the library, call the booking line on 023 9246 1534.


These are just some of the amazing things happening in Hampshire Libraries this week, find out what’s happening at your local library here!

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