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. jodrellbank.net 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 to www.jodrellbank. net/events/girls-night.