Explore magic of science in Morecambe with TV astronomer

This is science like you have never seen before.

Monday, 8th August 2016, 10:30 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:48 pm
Mark Thompson. Picture by Steve Ullathorne.

TV astronomer and author Mark Thompson is on a mission to change children’s minds about science.

Designed for children of six years and up, the brand new Spectacular Science Show explores the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant’s toothpaste, vortex-generating dustbins, dancing paste, vanishing beakers and even exploding Pringle tubes.

Mark Thompson has been enthralling audiences for many years with his fascinating journeys around the universe. Now he is turning his infectious enthusiasm to things a little closer to home with this brand new show to be enjoyed by children and grown-ups alike.

Mark got his first view through a telescope at the age of 10 and it was this that ignited a passion with astronomy, which is still going strong today.

As an astronomy populariser he has been a contributor on The Sky At Night and to Astronomy Now – the national Astronomy magazine. Mark also serves on the Council of the Royal Astronomical Society and speaks at many national events including the National Astronomy Meeting.

Mark will appear at the Platform in Morecambe on Tuesday November 1 at 2pm. Tickets are £8 for adults, £7 for children and £25 for a family of four. Tickets available on 01524 582803 or www.lancaster.gov.uk/sport-and-leisure/the-platform.