Swindon’s new festival of science and engineering, at STEAM Museum, launches tomorrow. The festival sold out of advance entry tickets two weeks ago, but additional entry tickets will be available on the door, subject to availability. Any remaining tickets to talks and shows will also be available to book when visitors arrive.
At the festival, Libby Jackson, Human Exploration Programme Manager at UK Space Agency will reveal the latest plans for the UK in missions to the Moon, and popular author Brian Clegg will explain the secrets of how to build a time machine!
In the festival’s Discovery Zone, families can explore the stars in a huge planetarium, train an Artificial Intelligence with Intel, and take part in a wide range of hands-on science and engineering activities from leading UK universities, companies, the Science Museum and UK Research & Innovation.
“We’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by the positive response we’ve had from sponsors, exhibitors and the public,” said Rod Hebden, Director of New Elements, who are delivering the festival in partnership with STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway. “The range of talks, shows and activities which these world leading organisations are bringing is incredible, and the Swindon public have shown that they have a real appetite for science and engineering, booking up the tickets far faster than we had ever anticipated!”