Into the blue Manchester
25-29 October 2016
The Runway Visitor Park, Sunbank Lane, Altrincham, WA15 8XQ
Into the blue will bring alive the world of environmental science and research by immersing visitors in a hands-on science exhibition at the Runway Visitor Park - external link at Manchester Airport. Enter into a world of science, find out about the sea and the sky, and experience the best of the UK's environmental science research and the cutting-edge technology that is used to measure and monitor our environment.
Some lucky visitors will be able to go on board and experience the UK's most advanced research aircraft, to ask questions of real scientists and interact with a range of exhibits from all of NERC's centres.
Visitors will be able to ask and get answers to questions like "why is the sky blue?", "why is the sea salty?", "how do clouds know when to rain?" and "what does it feel like to fly through a storm?"
Exhibits and live talks
We will have forty exhibits staffed by our scientists, who are some of the best in the world. They will show visitors how environmental science affects your life, from why you breathe out methane, what happens when it floods and what climate change means for our lives, to how to build a model volcano and what litter does to our rivers. We will also have a full mock-up of the research aircraft to explore for those not lucky enough to obtain a tour of the real thing.