Science in the Park

1 April 2015

Science in the park 2015 saw volunteers from the IOP and students from the University of Nottingham working together to help excite people of all ages in Wollaton Park, Nottingham.

Through demonstrating experiments to crowds of the general public, volunteers showed their enthusiasm for learning and sharing science. Linking to the recent partial solar eclipse, one team of volunteers made pinhole cameras non-stop from 11 until 4pm, an activity which clearly proved very popular with the visitors.

Science in the Park

This photo shows the rolls and rolls of tape and many hands needed produce the cameras; cardboard tubes were used to help shape the components of the cameras however there were still some fiddly elements including ensuring a tight plastic screen upon which the image would form.  

Science in the Park

The event also tied in well with the International Year of Light, as some of the University of Nottingham students were demonstrating the use of water as an optical fibre. This picture shows student Kyaw Swar explaining to a group of children how the light travelled along a laminar flow of water by total internal reflection.