A 17th Century illustration of the heliocentric system suggested by Copernicus (by Andreas Cellarius from the Harmonia Macrocosmica ,1660)
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Why are we ‘Looking for Aliens’?

The idea that there might be alien life elsewhere in the universe has captured the imaginations of generations of scientists, writers, artists and….well pretty much everyone! Science Brainwaves has a fantastic *free* lecture coming up on Friday 8th November, where Dr Simon Goodwin will describe how astronomers are looking for life on other planets, and…

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Chocolate Smarties

On Friday 23rd November, ‘Science Brainwaves’ hosted an evening learning the science behind one of the nations favourite treats – Chocolate! This sell-out evening allowed 130 guests to be educated by Professor John Schollar from Reading University, learning fun facts, such as that Terry’s chocolate orange wasn’t the first chocolate fruit, whilst also enjoying a…

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Sir Walter Bodmer Award

Science Brainwaves are delighted to have been presented with the British Science Association’s ‘Sir Walter Bodmer Award’. The award is presented annually to recognise the achievement of volunteers within the British Science Association. A big thank you to all of our volunteers for their hard work and dedication! For more information please read the official…

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