• Winchester Sci Ctr - After Dark + Talk "Terraforming"
    A chance for adults to enjoy a child-free exploration of the hands-on exhibition floors and bespoke show in the planetarium. An evening where adults are able explore their own curiosity in science with full access to the hands-on exhibition floors and the opportunity to enjoy a bespoke presenter-led planetarium show on a topic that changes monthly. The Hub Cafe & Bar will be open for drinks and light snacks. Event schedule: 19:00 Doors open; exhibition floors and bar open 20:30 Live presenter-led planetarium show exploring of monthly topic (approx 1 hour) - This month "Terraforming" 22:00 Event ends Tickets £12.50 per person (50% discount for Annual Pass holders). Strictly ages 18yr+. If you're lucky enough to look younger, please bring ID.

    Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

    Telegraph Way, Off Alresford Road, Winchester · SO21 1HX

  • MakerSpace: Open Evening
    Science and Tech enthusiasts in Basingstoke Cafe Sci who like their technology a bit more practical are invited to try out something new at the Basingstoke Makerspace Open Evening from 7.00pm. For more details about Basingstoke MakerSpace, see their web site below: http://www.basingstokemakerspace.org.uk/ You will find Basingstoke Makerspace in their new premises at Maritime House. This is the old Royal Naval Association club building which they have recently taken over. Look for the flat roofed building on New Road behind the Top of Town area just past the Council Offices. What they will be doing ... Weekly open evening is when you can come along and chat about your projects and what you would like to achieve. What to bring ... Bring your ideas and projects to work on. Important to know ... If you park here you need to display a permit. Park if there is space and ask for a permit to display. If you are a paying member you can keep the permit. Afterwards we join up with the Basingstoke Friends Meetup in the Maidenhead Wetherspoons pub from around 9.00pm for a drink and a chat. We are normally somewhere near the front of the pub ... look for the Basingstoke Friends table sign. Kevin Roche is your host for the evening. He will be able to answer any questions you have on how to become a member of the Makerspace.

    Basingstoke Makerspace

    Maritime House, 65 New Road · Basingstoke

  • Soton Cafe Sci: "CO2 sequestration"
    Basingstoke Cafe Sci subscribers are invited to the Southampton Cafe Sci talk at the Community Centre in St Denys in Southampton. The talk is being delivered by Prof Douglas Connelly from the Southampton based National Oceanographic Centre and is titled "CO2 sequestration". VENUE: Note: There is a strict policy of no drinks to be brought over from the pub to the community centre. There is level access with no steps. 200 metres from the Adelaide Rd side of St Denys railway station. Previous use of this hall finishes at 20:00 with 15 minutes grace, so the earliest expected start to the science cafe talks would be 20:20. Therefore no point in arriving here before 20:00 , but the foyer would be open , should it be raining. ARRANGEMENTS: For the first talk there will be a charge of 2 pounds per person to cover room hire, this may change in later months, dependent on the numbers of people turning up. With this room-hire structure there is no commercial element in requiring a break, so Q&A will follow immediately after the talk and so the end of the full session should not be much later than the previous structure. The only noise in that venue on Tuesday nights is from a chess club. For any note takers, please bring a small torch with you as the lighting will be all high power fluorescent (prior to talk) and next to nothing (during talk), except spill-over from the projector, light from the foyer and a couple of other low level light sources, assuming the usual problem with fluorescent lamp "dimming", in practise. The format of the evening is usually a talk of 30 to 40 minutes, followed immediately by questions and discussions about the talk. Entry is £2.00 on the door and is open to everyone. Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore and debate the latest ideas in science and technology. Hosted by: Nigel Cooke, Southampton Cafe Scientifique Organiser

    St Denys Community Centre, Main Hall

    Corner of Priory Rd and Adelaide Rd opposite the Junction Inn · Southampton SO17 2JZ

  • Social Drinks with Makerspace and Basingstoke Friends
    Tonight we meet up with the Makerspace members at The Maidenhead Inn from 9.00pm following their weekly Open Technology Night. The Maidenhead Inn is at 17 Winchester Street (Top of Town), Basingstoke and is the clubs regular weekly venue for the Tuesday Night Social. The pub can be found in the pedestrianized area heading towards Sarum Hill. Look for the Basingstoke Friends table sign in the front family area of the bar. New and prospective members are particularly welcome.

    Weatherspoons - Maidenhead Inn

    17 Winchester Street RG21 7ED · Basingstoke

  • Reading Uni: The Vicious Cycle Between Sleep and Mental Health in Youth
    RESTLESS DAYS AND RESTLESS NIGHTS: THE VICIOUS CYCLE BETWEEN SLEEP AND MENTAL HEALTH IN YOUTH Prior booking is required, see: http://www.reading.ac.uk/15/about/newsandevents/Events/Event784751.aspx Chronic sleep problems are common in teenagers and have far-reaching potential consequences; they can lead to longer term difficulties with anxiety, low mood, and poorer physical health. Sleep problems are also amongst the most common symptoms of anxiety and depressive disorders in young people, and yet are not currently a direct target of treatments for mental health. Sleep interventions may offer a way of preventing mental health problems from developing in teenage years, or could help to reduce symptoms of anxiety or depression in young people. In this lecture, on Wednesday 21 November starting at 19.00 Dr Faith Orchard, Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Charlie Waller Institute, will explore why sleep is especially tricky during teenage years; how sleep problems are related to anxiety and depression; and what progress is being made on interventions for sleep. The lecture is open to all, and will be of particular interest to parents of teenagers; current students; professionals who work with teenagers and young people; and anyone else with an interest in the topics of sleep and adolescent mental health. INTEREST NOTE: Charlie Waller was a young man who suffered from depression and took his own life at the age of 28. The Charlie Waller Institute (CWI) is a collaborative initiative between the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, Reading University and Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

    G11, Henley Business School

    Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading · Reading RG6 6UD

  • Pint of Science: Astronaut Tour - Reading
    Ever wanted to hear what it’s like to gaze down at the Earth from space, to pop outside for a quick spacewalk, or perhaps to command the International Space Station? Well we have some great news… Pint of Science and the International Space School Education Trust (ISSET) have joined forces to bring you our most ambitious collaboration yet; a week-long astronaut tour with former NASA astronaut Steve Swanson! On November 23rd, the Pint of Science tour will bring scintillating space stories to Reading - first-hand accounts from a real-life star man! Steve used to be a software engineer before becoming an astronaut where he completed four spacewalks totalling over 25 hours, commanded the International Space Station as well as serving as CAPCOM. Don't miss your chance to hear all about his experiences, we’d really like you to come and meet him, we think he’ll blow your mind... Go to the web address below for tickets - Astronaut tour - Reading https://pintofscience.co.uk/event/astronaut-tour---reading What: Astronaut Tour - Reading When: Friday 23 November, Doors 19:00, event 19:30 to 21:30. Where: G10 Palmer Building Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6UA (parking is unrestricted in the evenings and no parking permits are required. The closest car park is car park 4) This event is made possible thanks to the charity International Space School Trust (ISSET). All ages are welcome and there are discounted tickets for children and students aged over 18 or over (please bring valid ID of student status), over 60s and those with a registered disability. Our friends at the International Space School Trust (ISSET.org) also run educational programmes for students aged 13/14 - 18 (year Groups 9 - 13) who get to work with NASA astronauts, rocket scientists and NASA personnel for a week. - a unique and exciting experience for the next generation of young scientists! This October autumn half-term in London you can join astronaut Tony Antonelli for this Mission Discovery programme. A fully catered residential package is also available for anyone not from London. Students will spend five days at King's College London between 22 - 26 Oct. They will hear from the Mission Discovery team with the aim to design a bio-medical experiment to be launched into space and performed aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Winning teams' experiments will be built and carried out aboard the ISS by NASA astronauts. The Mission Discovery programme includes the following themes: NASA leadership and team building How space exploration benefits life on Earth Experiencing the environment of space Looking at different kinds of experiment and what makes them great How you succeed in your dreams and ambitions Mission Discovery was launched in 2012. Since then, the team has been led by 13 NASA Astronauts across 4 continents for over 6,000 students, sending 20 experiments into space on 6 different rockets with more experiments scheduled to launch over the next year. Mission Discovery winners have appeared on NASA TV, BBC, ITV, and Channel 4, along with numerous press publications internationally. If you’re looking for an exciting challenge, which could change your life and build your future, this is it! The majority of students come on their own and form quick long lasting friendships however we do welcome big or small group sign ups too. There is no selection process, giving everyone equal opportunity to get involved. For more information about the programme at King's College London, how to register and contact information please visit the Mission Discovery website here http://isset.org/mission_discovery/upcoming/London_2018/index.php More information about Mission Discovery: If you have any questions about Pint of Science or any of the information contained here, do not hesitate to get in touch at [masked]

    G10, Palmer Building

    University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus · Reading

  • Basingstoke: "Cosmic rays : Imaging with particles from space"
    The speaker for the November 2018 meeting of Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique at The Tea Bar will be Dr Chris Steer who will be discussing the topic of "Cosmic rays : Imaging with particles from space". SUMMARY Cosmic rays are invisible particles raining down on the Earth. Their high energies mean that they can penetrate up to a few kilometres of solid rock. From their origins in space to the particles passing through your hand as you read this, cosmic ray imaging is an exciting and evolving area of research. This talk will explore the physics behind cosmic rays and how we use this free source of particles to image inside challenging and dangerous environments. From pyramids to volcanoes, nuclear reactors to cargo screening, cosmic ray imaging is providing new perspectives. BIOGRAPHY: I've been simulating, developing and building radiation detection systems for the last ten years. Usually cosmic rays are observed as a background nuisance effect within detectors and I became interested in their applications in 2008. I've built many cosmic ray tracking systems, based on detectors similar to those used at CERN, and used this novel imaging technique to see inside cargo containers and other man-made engineered structures. Most recently, I've been underground evaluating whether cosmic rays can be used for to survey the overburden material and for mineralogy deposits. VENUE: The Tea Bar doors will be open from around 6.45pm before the talk which starts at 7:30pm, so you can get yourself a drink and have a chat with other participants. We will aim to finish around 9:00pm as usual, though everyone will be welcome to stay around and have a chat with the speaker until around 10:00pm. The format of the evening is usually a talk of 30 to 40 minutes, followed by a short break so the audience can refill their glasses and buy cakes before questions and discussions about the talk. Entry is free and open to everyone, but we do encourage you to buy a tea, coffee or drink (and cakes) at the bar to show your support for The Tea Bar who sponsor the meeting by providing the venue. Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore and debate the latest ideas in science and technology. Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique is a free Science and Technology Interest Group organised and sponsored by the Basingstoke Friends Social Group and the British Science Association.

    The Tea Bar

    9-13 London Street · Basingstoke

  • Bas Discovery Centre - AWE Orion Laser Facility Talk
    This AWE presentation will provide a fascinating insight into the Orion laser facility. Orion is the UK’s largest laser and is used to study high energy density plasma physics. Nick Hopps will discuss the incredible technology behind Orion, provide a brief overview of some of the experiments that are conducted within the facility and describe how visiting academics are also able to use Orion in research into laboratory astrophysics. Tickets for this event cost £4.00 each. Anyone is interested in this event, I would suggest that you book as soon as possible, to avoid disappointment. This can be done over the phone [masked]) , in person at the Discovery Centre or online at: https://www.hants.gov.uk/shop/home.php?cat=351

    Basingstoke Discovery Centre

    19/20 Westminster House, Festival Place · Basingstoke RG21 7LS

  • MakerSpace: Open Evening
    Science and Tech enthusiasts in Basingstoke Cafe Sci who like their technology a bit more practical are invited to try out something new at the Basingstoke Makerspace Open Evening from 7.00pm. For more details about Basingstoke MakerSpace, see their web site below: http://www.basingstokemakerspace.org.uk/ You will find Basingstoke Makerspace in their new premises at Maritime House. This is the old Royal Naval Association club building which they have recently taken over. Look for the flat roofed building on New Road behind the Top of Town area just past the Council Offices. What they will be doing ... Weekly open evening is when you can come along and chat about your projects and what you would like to achieve. What to bring ... Bring your ideas and projects to work on. Important to know ... If you park here you need to display a permit. Park if there is space and ask for a permit to display. If you are a paying member you can keep the permit. Afterwards we join up with the Basingstoke Friends Meetup in the Maidenhead Wetherspoons pub from around 9.00pm for a drink and a chat. We are normally somewhere near the front of the pub ... look for the Basingstoke Friends table sign. Kevin Roche is your host for the evening. He will be able to answer any questions you have on how to become a member of the Makerspace.

    Basingstoke Makerspace

    Maritime House, 65 New Road · Basingstoke

  • Social Drinks with Makerspace and Basingstoke Friends
    Tonight we meet up with the Makerspace members at The Maidenhead Inn from 9.00pm following their weekly Open Technology Night. The Maidenhead Inn is at 17 Winchester Street (Top of Town), Basingstoke and is the clubs regular weekly venue for the Tuesday Night Social. The pub can be found in the pedestrianized area heading towards Sarum Hill. Look for the Basingstoke Friends table sign in the front family area of the bar. New and prospective members are particularly welcome.

    Weatherspoons - Maidenhead Inn

    17 Winchester Street RG21 7ED · Basingstoke