… and meet a wizard, four cowboys, and a show that’s come direct from the Royal Institution in London. Dr Steven ‘Jake’ Jacobs, aka Wizard IV, former chief scientist for the Discovery Channel, has brought the four members of the legendary country group Riders in the Sky to help him tell stories of science. It may be about lighting a campfire in his home state of Kansas, or blowing up a balloon in an Orkney school on his latest visit, but it’s the simple things that show up science best, he says.
He’s marking the 200th anniversary of Michael Faraday’s invention of the electric motor by coming up with 200 simple science experiments that just-about-anyone can do just-about-anywhere. You can see some of them tonight, and others will be appearing on video around the world, with United Nations endorsement for science education.
“Come match wits with a real Wizard,” say the Midnight Science Club team, “enjoy an evening of scientific delights, and most importantly hold on to your safety goggles!”
Tickets £6 & £4 can be booked through this LINK.
Sponsored by The Faraday Foundation, Francis R Dewing Foundation, Alvin & Sara Lee Sarachek