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Crash, Bang, Squelch! Saturday 18th March 2017

On Saturday 18th March 2017 CHaOS will take over the zoology labs of the University of Cambridge for a day for Crash, Bang, Squelch!, inviting in over 2000 visitors to see lots of exciting hands-on experiments from all areas of science.

To add to the fun, in the lecture theatre next door, there will be a series of talks, with some high powered experiments that can't be done in the hands-on lab! See below for more details!

Picture of Crash, Bang, Squelch! 2013

Lots of hands-on experiments to try!

The hands-on event is open from 10am-5pm, and is absolutely free. We'll have around 50 different experiments, each of which will be demonstrated by a friendly student volunteer! Pre-booked tickets have now all been taken but you can still turn up at the door! If you're a Cambridge student, you can volunteer to demonstrate here.

CHaOS will also be running several workshops on robotics, with lots of hands-on design and programming. Absolutely no experience is required, we'll teach you all the basics and you can start making our robots do all sorts of amazing things in no time at all.

There are sessions running from 10:15 - 11:00am, 11:15 - 12:00pm, 1:00 - 1:45pm, 2:00 - 2:45pm and 3:00 - 3:45pm.

Tickets for this event have now sold out! You can still check for availability at the door on the day.

Crash, Bang, Squelch map!

Download your own Crash, Bang, Squelch map here

Exciting demonstrations can be seen in our lectures!

This year we're running 8 exciting talks, in addition to the hands-on activities that are part of "Crash, Bang, Squelch!" on Saturday 18th March! These talks will be full of fun demonstrations that are too explosive/messy/tricky to fit into our normal hands-on sessions next door!

Each talk will last around 30 minutes, and is suitable for ages 8+. The talks run in the main lecture of the Zoology Department, and the directions are similar to the main "Crash, Bang, Squelch!" event. Book your tickets here. We will also be running drop in 'first come, first served' admission on the day if there are still spaces left - check our website and twitter for updates!

Picture of talk at Crash, Bang, Squelch! 2013
The talks this year are:

10:00 - 10:30 - "Spectacular Seeds" with Sonja Dunbar and Sarah Wiseman
11:00 - 11:30 - "Asteroids and Meteorites: The Rocks That Killed the Dinosaurs?" With Roxanne Armfield
12:00 - 12:30 - "Maths, Games and Being Nice" With Tom Webster
12:45 - 13:15 - "Parasites: The Force Within" With Koi Wangwiwatsin
13:30 - 14:00 - "Where Are All the Aliens?" With Andrew Sellek and Lucy Oswald
14:15 - 14:45 - "Geologise! The Time Machine" With Matthew Kemp
15:15 - 15:45 - "Feeding the Flame" With Tim Boyd
16:15 - 16:45 - "Super Sensors: Going beyond the Five Senses of the Animal Kingdom" With Hannah Thorne

Crash, Bang, Squelch! Saturday 12th March 2016

On Saturday 12th March 2016 CHaOS will take over the zoology labs of the University of Cambridge for a day for Crash, Bang, Squelch!, inviting in over 2000 visitors to see lots of exciting hands-on experiments from all areas of science.

To add to the fun, in the lecture theatre next door, there will be a series of talks, with some high powered experiments that can't be done in the hands-on lab! See below for more details!

Picture of Crash, Bang, Squelch! 2013

Lots of hands-on experiments to try!

The hands-on event is open from 10am-5pm, and is absolutely free. We'll have around 50 different experiments, each of which will be demonstrated by a friendly student volunteer! Booking is now open at Eventbrite - click here to book! If you're a Cambridge student, then you can volunteer to demonstrate here.

CHaOS and Robogals Cambridge will be running several workshops on robotics, with lots of hands-on design and programming. Absolutely no experience is required, we'll teach you all the basics and you can start making your own robots do all sorts of amazing things in no time at all.

There are sessions running from 10:15 - 11:00am, 11:15 - 12:00pm, 1:00 - 1:45pm, 2:00 - 2:45pm and 3:00 - 3:45pm. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Some places may be available on the door, but be sure to pre-book to avoid disappointment. Booking is now open here! Robogals tickets have now sold out. We will update this website if any more become available

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Crash, Bang, Squelch map!

Download your own Crash, Bang, Squelch map here!

Exciting demonstrations can be seen in our lectures!

This year we're running 7 exciting talks in addition to the hands-on activities that are part of "Crash, Bang, Squelch!" on Saturday 12th March! These talks will be full of fun demonstrations that are too explosive/messy/tricky to fit into our normal hands-on sessions next door!

Each talk will last around 30 minutes, and is suitable for ages 8+. The talks run in the main lecture of the Zoology Department, and the directions are similar to the main "Crash, Bang, Squelch!" event. Booking is now open! You can book tickets for talks here. We will also be running drop in 'first come, first served' admission on the day if there are still spaces left - check our website and twitter for updates!

Picture of talk at Crash, Bang, Squelch! 2013
The talks this year are:

9:45 – 10:15 - 'Crystals: discover their beauty and how we can use them in biology!' With Richard Misfud
10:45 – 11:15 - 'What's inside a cell?' With Raghd Rostom
11:45 – 12:15 - 'Parasites: nasty visitors of your body' With Koi Wangwiwatsin
13:00 – 13:30 - 'Feathered Dinosaurs: Fluff, flirting and flight' With Roxanne Armfield
14:00 – 14:30 - 'Light waves: seeing is believing' With Andrei Ruskuc
15:00 – 15:30 - 'Pollination! How Plants Exploit Anything That Moves' With Sonja Dunbar and Sarah Wiseman
16:00 – 16:30 - 'Geologise! A Journey to the Centre of the Earth' With Matthew Kemp

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