WINCHESTER SCIENCE CENTRE TO INSPIRE YOUNG MINDS AT FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is confirmed as an official public engagement partner for the forthcoming Farnborough International Airshow on Futures Day (20th July 2018) and during the public weekend (21st – 22nd July 2018).

Dedicated to sparking curiosity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the Winchester Science Centre welcomes over 170,000 visitors per year and is home to the UK’s largest standalone planetarium.  It will be bringing to the show a variety of exhibits from the centre including its mobile planetarium - all designed to educate and inspire young people into careers in STEM-related subjects.

Speaking about Futures Day, ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said, “Futures Day at the Farnborough Airshow is a fantastic opportunity for young people to see the potential the aerospace industry could hold for their own futures. We will be inviting schools and groups from across the region to come to Farnborough and participate in a range of hands-on activities, events and of course the flying display. Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is the perfect partner for our programme of activities on Futures Day and for the public weekend.”

Head of Public Airshow, Sarah Gladstone added, “Inspiring young minds is a key objective of the public weekend of the Airshow. Winchester Science Centre will have a large exhibit in Innovation Zone at the show and its mobile planetarium will be located in our new exhibition and conference centre. Alongside other aerospace exhibits including FAST Museum, Brooklands and Boscombe Down Aviation, the Farnborough Airshow will make for a great family day out both in the air and on the ground.”

Charlotte Barnaville, Director of Marketing and Communications for Winchester Science Centre added, “Participating at events such as the Farnborough International Airshow helps us to extend our reach outside the boundaries of the Science Centre in Winchester. We’re really looking forward to working with the team at Farnborough International and ADS Group in creating engaging activities and demonstrations for the airshow’s younger visitors to enjoy and learn.”