Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

Name of event: Girls’ Night Out. Where / when is it? Jo­drell Bank Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre, The Uni­ver­sity of Manch­ester, Macclesfield, SK11 9DL. Satur­day, June 20 from 7pm10.15pm. What does it in­volve? Join us for our lat­est ‘Girls Night Out’ to learn about the most ex­cit­ing science and en­gi­neer­ing project of the fu­ture – the Square Kilo­me­tre Ar­ray, which will cre­ate the big­gest ra­dio tele­scope on Earth.

Dur­ing the evening you will at­tend a talk by SKA en­gi­neer Dr Roshene McCool and be in­spired by the science and en­gi­neer­ing of the fu­ture.

Plus you can test your own skills in a se­ries of ac­tiv­i­ties which in­clude:

Cre­ate your own SKA an­tenna and help us as­sem­ble our very own SKA ar­ray in the gar­dens.

Try your hand at some real elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer­ing and sol­der an LED badge to wear and take home.

Ob­serve the sol­stice with our so­lar tele­scopes from our café ter­race – clouds per­mit­ting.

Our fe­male staff – most of whom have de­grees in physics – will be on hand to give you tips. Any other in­for­ma­tion? Tick­ets cost £8 and in­clude a cookie and re­fresh­ments.

This event has been gen­er­ously sup­ported and sub­sidised by the Square Kilo­me­tre Ar­ray Or­gan­i­sa­tion. Pre-book­ing is re­quired and tick­ets are avail­able at www. jo­drell­ or call 01477 571766. We will be tak­ing pho­to­graphs and film­ing as part of this event. Please ad­vise us when you ar­rive if you do not wish to be in pho­tos or on film. Who is it suit­able for? Astronettes, Star­lettes and Cos­mic Girls! Want to find out more? Go to­drell­bank. net/events/girls-night.

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