MOSI

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What's on at MOSI

Worm brain

Wired: Brains @ night ft. Denis Jones, Indigo Pickpoket network and Wasp video

Thu 10 Oct 2013 7pm - 10pm
Doors open 6.45pm

Explore all things cerebral with a one-off event inspired by Brains: The Mind as Matter. Grab a drink and compete in Manchester’s brainiest quiz of the year. Keep that brain working with eclectic, electric musician Denis Jones.

#Hooked citizen science project

#Hooked launch

Wed 16 Oct 2013 11.30am - 12.30pm

Press preview of the #Hooked silent disco which launches a mass music experiment at Manchester Science Festival. Find out what makes music memorable by exploring the #hookedplaylist before anyone else.

Halley VI

Ice Lab: New architecture and science in Antarctica

Mon 21 Oct 2013 to Mon 6 Jan 2014
11am - 5pm

Ice Lab is the first exhibition to focus on contemporary architecture in Antarctica and features architectural drawings, models, photographs and films that evoke a sense of what it takes to live and work in Antarctica.

The Ood cast

The complete works of the Doctor (abridged)

Wed 23 Oct 2013 8.30pm - 9.30pm

The Ood Cast present every episode of the new series of Doctor Who from 2005 to the present in just one hour.

#Hooked

Captain #Hooked

Thu 24 Oct 2013 and 5 more

Join Captain Hooked to explore how music moves, soothes and inspires us. Then, share your favourite songs, dance and discover the musical hooks in our desert island playlist.

MOSI presents...

MOSI presents...

Thu 24 Oct 2013 to Sun 3 Nov 2013
11am-11.20am (storytime) 2pm-4.30pm (Doodlebots)

Come and make a mini robot, create beautiful artwork and take part in interactive storytelling for our younger visitors.

Molecule close-up

Science Platform

Thu 24 Oct 2013 to Sun 3 Nov 2013
11am - 4pm

Drop by our Science Platform and immerse yourself in the latest cutting-edge research.

The Ood cast

The Ood Cast: The complete works of the Doctor - Fully booked

Thu 24 Oct 2013 2pm

Every episode of the new series of Doctor Who from 2005 to the present in just one hour.

Eye & I

Eye & I: Salon

Thu 24 Oct 2013 6pm - 7.30pm
Doors open 5.30pm

Explore the cultural and scientific themes behind human behaviour, communication and authentic emotion conveyed through eye contact.

Halle

Ice Lab talk: Polar research stations

Fri 25 Oct 2013 6.30pm
Doors open 6pm

Hugh Broughton, architect of a US observatory on the Greenland ice cap and two Antarctic Research Stations, discusses the design of his polar projects.

Microphone and stand

Science Showoff

Fri 25 Oct 2013 7.30pm
Doors open 7pm

Chaotic science cabaret event hosted by Steve Cross plus ten of Manchester's best science communicators as they share their knowledge and entertain you for the evening.

Rube Goldberg

Rube Goldberg machine (TM)

Sat 26 Oct 2013 & Sun 27 Oct 2013 at 10.30am - 4pm

Join our team of slightly perturbed scientists as they toil to produce the most complex series of connected events to kick-start the Manchester Science Festival.

3D computer generated hexagonal structure of Graphene

Gigantic graphene

Sat 26 Oct 2013 & Sun 27 Oct 2013 at 10.30am - 4pm

This workshop will show you how to create small portions of graphene and turn them into giant graphene sheet that grows and grows...

Balloon

Underneath the arches

Sat 26 Oct 2013 11am - 2pm

Soundwalk through the most remarkable examples of sound architecture in central Manchester, revealing the acoustics through balloon bursts and music.

Head Ache

Brain storm tour

Sat 26 Oct 2013 11am

Guided tours of the exhibition by our specially selected guest guides of neuroscientists, zoologists and geneticists who will bring the Brains: The Mind as Matter exhibition to life with their unique perspectives.

Ice Lab family workshop: Discovering Antarctica

Ice Lab family workshop: Discovering Antarctica

Sat 26 Oct 2013 12 noon - 1.30pm, 2.30pm - 4pm

Family workshop to find out what it takes to live and work in Antarctica

HackManchester

Hack Manchester

Sat 26 Oct 2013 12 noon to Sun 27 Oct 2013 11.30pm

24-hour coding competition in Manchester.

Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice - Fully booked

Sun 27 Oct 2013 7pm
Doors open 6.30pm

Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.

Science busking

Science busking with Alstom

Mon 28 Oct 2013 10am - 4pm

Science demonstrations that explore some very complex ideas.

Brain.

Brains and computers

Mon 28 Oct 2013 6.30pm
Doors open 6pm

Technology/IP expert Mark Lewney and Professors Raymond Tallis and Steve Furber debate the similarities and differences between brains and computers.

Romanesco cauliflower

Food glorious food: The science behind what we eat

Tue 29 Oct 2013 10am - 4pm

Local scientists from Waters Corporation will help you take a closer look at the wonderful world of food.

Science busking

Science busking with Waters

Tue 29 Oct 2013 10am - 4pm

Science demonstrations that explore some very complex ideas.

Penny University

21st century coffee house

Tue 29 Oct 2013 5.30pm - 7pm

Join us at the MOSI cafe for a 21st century coffee house experience - at a 17th century price. For just a penny you can take part in a scientific tradition, enjoy presentations by a variety of researchers.

Digital

Will we ever read minds?

Tue 29 Oct 2013 7pm
Doors open 6.30

Drs Heather Williams and Rebecca Elliott discuss the past, present and future of brain scanning with technology/IP expert Dr Mark Lewney.

A yellow illuminated filament light bulb

Electric dreams

Wed 30 Oct 2013 10am - 4pm

Join employees from Electricity North West in a day of electric exploration - make or break a circuit, power a hair dryer with your feet and perform amazing tricks with static.

Science busking

Science busking with Electricity North West

Wed 30 Oct 2013 10am - 4pm

Science demonstrations that explore some very complex ideas.

Captain #Hooked show

Captain #Hooked: Castaway special

Wed 30 Oct 2013 11am and 3 more

Join us at MOSI for a #Hooked family special with surprise guests and a name-that-tune danceathon.

x&y

x&y

Wed 30 Oct 2013 1pm - 2.15pm and 8 more

In this new show by Twin Primes Theatre Company, award-winning science communicator Professor Marcus du Sautoy and actress and mathematician Victoria Gould use mathematics and the theatre to navigate the known and unknown reaches of our world.

#Hooked

#Hooked: Salon & silent disco

Wed 30 Oct 2013 7pm

Debate what makes music catchy: from hooks, to earworms and hit songs. Then, groove the night away at our #Hooked silent disco.

Siemens busking

Science busking with Siemens

Thu 31 Oct 2013 10am - 4pm

Science demonstrations that explore some very complex ideas.

The Thing, 1982

The Thing (1982)

Thu 31 Oct 2013 7pm
Doors open 6.30pm

Horror movie about a group of scientists and workers of a small American research base in Antarctica.

Eye & I, Manchester Science Festival 2013

Eye & I

Fri 1 Nov 2013 10.30am - 4pm

Eye & I is a unique opportunity to explore human behaviour, communication and authentic emotion through eye contact.

Head Ache

Brains: The Mind as Matter curator led tour

Fri 1 Nov 2013 3pm - 3.45pm

Join one of the exhibition’s curators for a unique insight into the making of Brains: The Mind as Matter. Find out how more than 100 art and science objects have been brought together to explore this most complex and mysterious of human organs.

Iceberg living station

Ice Lab talk: Architecture in the extreme environments

Fri 1 Nov 2013 6.30pm
Doors open 6pm

David A Garcia travels discusses new approaches to architecture in extreme environments.

Dark Matters 2

Dark matters

Fri 1 Nov 2013 7pm - 11pm

Get the fascinating and frightening facts behind the brain with installations, talks, games and performances.

Brain surgery: Don't lose your head

Brain surgery: Don't lose your head

Sat 2 Nov 2013
2pm 3pm and 4pm

Find out how a brain surgeon deals with an emergency case by following our simulation from the scene of the injury to the operating theatre.

ScienceGrrl Soapbox

ScienceGrrl about MOSI

Sat 2 Nov 2013 10am - 3pm

Find out what real scientists like and what do they do from volunteers from ScienceGrrl.

Eye & I

Eye & I

Sat 2 Nov 2013 10.30am - 4pm

Eye & I is a unique opportunity to explore human behaviour, communication and authentic emotion through eye contact.

Brain bits, Manchester Science Festival 2013

Brain bits

Sat 2 Nov 2013 1pm - 5pm

An afternoon of brains hands-on activities and performances with the adult in mind.

Dogs in Antarctica

Eight Below

Sat 2 Nov 2013 2pm
Doors open 1.30pm

The most amazing tale of survival, adventure and friendship between an Antarctic expedition team and their dogs.

Head Ache

Brain storm tour

Sat 2 Nov 2013 2pm

Guided tours of the exhibition by our specially selected guest guides of neuroscientists, zoologists and geneticists who will bring the Brains: The Mind as Matter exhibition to life with their unique perspectives.

Albert Einstein

Science legends

Sat 2 Nov 2013 3pm - 4pm

Dress up just like your science hero and win a prize in our Science Legends competition.

Head Ache

Brain storm tour

Sat 2 Nov 2013 3pm

Guided tours of the exhibition by our specially selected guest guides of neuroscientists, zoologists and geneticists who will bring the Brains: The Mind as Matter exhibition to life with their unique perspectives.

Punk Science

Punk Science

Sat 2 Nov 2013 7.30pm
Doors open 7pm

Loosely scientific comedy spectacular using demonstrations and experiments based on real research to explore how and why humans love, laugh and feel pain.

Emperor penguins

March of the penguins

Sun 3 Nov 2013 2pm
Doors open 1.30pm

March of the penguins depicts the annual journey of the Emperor penguins of Antarctica.

The Great White Silence

The Great White Silence

Sun 3 Nov 2013 7pm
Doors open 6.30pm

The extraordinary, heart-breaking official record of Captain Scott's legendary final expedition to the South Pole - fully restored by the BFI National Archive, with a new musical score by Simon Fisher Turner.

DNA

Where will your DNA take you?

Sun 3 Nov 2013 7pm
Doors open 6.30pm

Join Katie Henderson, Geneticist at BritainsDNA, as she reveals how DNA ancestry testing works, and more about the rich mosaic of ancient lineages discovered in Britain so far.

Brain.

Future humans: Controlling brains from the outside

Sun 3 Nov 2013 7pm
Doors open 6.30pm

Royal Society Industry Fellow Vincent Walsh goes behind the hype surrounding human brain stimulation and explains some of these methods and their potential uses in medical, psychological and military frameworks.


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