British Science Week: Meet Barnes the ExoMars Rover

British Science Week is a national celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths which takes place from 8th – 17th March.

Here’s four great ways to get involved at Jodrell Bank:

1. Visit us on either Saturday 9th or Sunday 10th March to meet Barnes, Aberystwyth University’s full-scale model of the ExoMars Rover!

A European space rover is due to land on Mars in 2020…but what will it look like? How tall is it? What will the instruments do? How will it search for life? Find out the answers to all these questions when you see and explore Barnes on display at Jodrell Bank.

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2. Stick around on 9th or 10th March and enjoy a live Science Show as we journey through the history and achievements of scientists at Jodrell Bank. From the Apollo Moon missions to exploding stars and black holes, our fun and interactive, family-friendly science shows are perfect for all the family.

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3. Join in with one of our popular Telescope Walking Tours. They’re running at 3:15pm every day during British Science Week with an extra tour at 11:45am from Saturday 9th – Friday 15th March. Follow one our friendly Explainers on gentle stroll around the base of the mighty Lovell Telescope as they tell you all about the incredible science of Jodrell Bank.

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4. Get set to blast off on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th March as we present another of our ever-popular under 7s sessions. Join us on a fun-filled rocket trip into space, exploring the Solar System and playing lots of games along the way.

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See you soon!