~Flow, AGM and Physics in the Field

14 May 2012

Branch news for May

~Flow on the River Tyne
Jill Tate

~Flow

We are pleased to announce that IOP North East has been able to arrange an evening visit to ~Flow, an innovative mill house, floating on the River Tyne.  

~Flow generates its own power using a tidal waterwheel and has a range of instruments on board to constantly respond to the changing environment of the river, generating both sound and data.

On Thursday 17 May at 19:00 we will have an exciting opportunity to talk with one of its creators, Simon Blackmore from Owl Project.  This will be one of the few times that ~Flow will be open during the evening and is an excellent opportunity to see ~Flow in action.

Space on ~Flow is limited so please sign-up for a free ticket as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  There is no limit to the number of tickets an individual can request, and, as with all IOP North East events, friends and family are welcome.

Annual General Meeting

Our annual general meeting will be held on Thursday 14 June at 18:00 in the Rutherford Hall, Northumbria University. 

Following the meeting at 19:00 an exciting talk about a method of extracting clean energy from coal, called Underground Coal Gasification will be given by Prof. Paul Younger.

Physics in the Field

IOP North East will soon be commencing our summer long outreach programme, Physics in the Field.

This will see IOP members and volunteers will attend festivals, agricultural shows and fairs across the region to inspire people young and old to take an interest in physics.

To make this as successful as possible we require volunteers, so we are looking for new people to add to our Physics in the Field team.  

You don't need to have any previous experience, as full training will be given just before your event, you just need to be able to commit a few hours and be enthusiastic about physics

Our first event this year will be the Newcastle Green Festival, which will be held on the weekend of 2-3 June in Leazes Park, Newcastle.

If you are able to give your time to help us at any point on either day of the weekend, please don't hesitate to contact our outreach assistant, Jenny, at tartan.paint@gmail.com for more information and to sign up. 

There will be seven more events across 14 days during the rest of the summer, so if you are unable to volunteer for this first one, keep an eye out for details of more upcoming events.