LIVE EXPERIENCE

Cycle the Solar System

Nick Sayers & Megan Argo

Date: 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18 ,19 NOVEMBER 2017

Time: 10:00 – 12:00 & 17:00 – 19:00

Venue: Starting from KALA ACADEMY, PANJIM to N.I.O., DONA PAULA

Cycle the Solar System is a 4.5km cycle ride along the Panjim city coast road, in order to explore our solar system at a scale of 1:1,000,000,000. There will be an expert-guided tour of the planets (represented by flags and fruits) along the way. During this tour, participants will explore the very different sizes and environments of the Sun, eight planets and asteroid belt; see the scale of the planets in the context of the urban environment; gain a better understanding of their nearby neighbourhood in space; and discuss the politics and philosophy of space travel– for instance, a discussion on the ethics of spending money on national and international space programmes when there are high levels of poverty in the world.

 

Please Note:

  • For ages 10 and older
  • Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please bring a road-safe bicycle and your curiosity
  • Bike hire also available at discounted rates

Megan Argo

Dr. Megan Argo is an astrophysicist and public speaker with a passion for outreach, studying galaxies in the nearby universe with radio telescopes, and giving public lectures and schools workshops all over the country. She has worked as a researcher in the UK, Australia and the Netherlands. Her passion for sharing the wonders of the universe with children of all ages has taken her from northern Scotland to outback Western Australia, via rural India and cosmopolitan South Africa. ¬†She is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, IAU Commission C2 (Communicating Astronomy with the Public) organising committee, member of the Institute of Physics, honorary member of Macclesfield Astronomical Society, Publicity Officer and Council Member of the Society for Popular Astronomy, Press Officer for the International Meteor Organisation, and an editor for the IMO’s journal, WGN. She is currently a Lecturer in Astronomy at the University of Central Lancashire.

Nick Sayers

Nick Sayers is an artist based in Brighton & Hove, UK. He creates artworks inspired by science, maths and physics, often made from recycled and everyday objects. His work explores the beauty of science and the creative potential of sustainable materials. He has brought his science activities to events like Abu Dhabi Science Festival, British Science Festival, Maker Faire, TEDxBrighton, Big Bang Fair and WOMAD. He has exhibited internationally, in Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Canada, United States, Holland, Portugal and Hungary.

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