Winchester Science Centre

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is a leading hands-on science and discovery centre dedicated to sparking curiosity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

They will attend the show across FAB Friday and the Public Weekend with a variety hands-on exhibits and activities, including its mobile planetarium - all designed to educate and inspire young people into careers in STEM-related subjects.

Read about their planned Airshow activities below:

Innovation Zone - Sparking Curiosity in STEM

Children and young people will be inspired as Winchester Science Centre and the STEM NOW team give a flavour of how exciting and engaging a career in STEM can be. Find out about the interesting subjects, innovative topics and incredible opportunities that are available as we look to build science capital for all. Find out about routes to STEM careers and how the STEM Ambassador programme and CREST Awards can help them achieve their goals.

Hall 1: East Entrance - Mobile Planetarium Experience

Enjoy a fully immersive and visually stunning flight into space. The high-quality 360 degree film projection transforms the 6m dome into the outer reaches of space and will take you on a journey through the stars. A planetarium presenter will be on hand to guide you through the galaxy and answer any questions or queries you have - a trip not to be missed!

Pioneer Room 1 - Get Hands-on with Physics and Flight

Take a fascinating and fun exploration of flight through live demonstrations, engineering challenges and hands-on activities including:

  • Rocket buggy challenge: Visitors will be able to construct and test bottle-powered buggies down our track, discovering the challenges and delight in investigating high-speed land vehicles.
  • Paper plane challenge: Visitors will craft their own paper planes and compete to make the furthest flying plane and even experiment with the difference between assisted launch and powered flight.
  • Destination Space mini-shows: On the hour and half hour there will be mini ‘Destination Space’ live science demonstrations on stage, presenters will explore the role of satellites, exploring how we launch them and what we do with them when they are up there – all through exciting live demonstrations
  • Busking: WSC staff and volunteers will be busking through a variety of fundamental scientific concepts, from the states of matter with solid carbon dioxide to how we can use light to understand our universe
  • Delivery partners: As well as all of the above we will be joined by the University of Southampton and the University of Portsmouth

(Pioneer Room 1 is located in Hall 1)