Edinburgh Science Festival, 10-12 April

April 12, 2015
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Briefing for helpers (including a passing astronaut) at children space day

 

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This 4-year-old told me light takes 8 minutes to travel from the Sun to the Earth! #scientistonthesofa

 

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Jennifer from the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, completes her origami Rosetta spacecraft

 

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Jennifer from ROE with her home-made comet. And me and sf writer Ken McCleod with a model of 67/P Churyumov-Girasimenko

 

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Ace performer Jennifer makes a comet from water, sand, charcoal, Worcester sauce (!) and dry ice at -80 Celsius!

 

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Only a very sad author would photograph his own book in a bookshop window!

 

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A friend I made in Edinburgh

 

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Meteorite expert Monica Grady told me her claim to fame is she road-tested the prototype hula hoops!

 

 

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No children yet at #scientistonthesofa event. Think I’ll just hug this inflatable space shuttle

 

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Rosetta event: with Comedian Helen Keen, exoplanet expert Hugh Jones, Meteorite maestro Monica Grady, sf novelist Ken MacLeod – and me!

 

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