Category Archives: 2009

6th July 2009 – From a Single Cell to a Complete Animal

Dr David Tannahill of Cranfield University will talk to us about how genes work in the development of an embryo. How they get switched on and off in different ways in different cells. Each cell contains all of the information … Continue reading

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1st June 2009 – Dinosaur Locomotion

Dinosaur Locomotion and Primate Evolutionary Divergence Dr Bill Sellers of Manchester University will introduce us to his research on dinosaurs and how they moved. Could a T-Rex catch a triceratops that was running to escape?  Could it catch a man … Continue reading

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11th May 2009 – Dark Matter

Dark Matter – will someone please switch on the light? Dr Ed Daw of Sheffield University will take us into the realm of Dark Matter.  What is it? Where can we find it? If it is all around us, why … Continue reading

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6th April 2009 – Digging up Planets

Digging up planets – the geology of the solar system Professor Chris Ballentine of Manchester University looked at the geology of the solar system.  How do the planets differ in their geology? Why are they all so different? What is … Continue reading

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18th March 2009 – Manor Park Science Day

Manor Park School and Nursery Science Festival Following an article in The Knutsford Guardian covering his work with schools, Dave Thompson (founder of Knutsford SciBar) was invited to visit Manor Park School and Nursery.  It was decided to put on … Continue reading

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2nd March 2009 – Digitising Sound

Digitising sound – make a cheap violin sound like a Stradivarius Professor Patrick Gaydecki from Manchester University will, with the aid of his demonstration equipment, show us what becomes possible when you digitise sound and how, among other things, you … Continue reading

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