Farnborough International Airshow, 21 - 22 July
We are delighted to announce that Winchester Science Centre has been chosen as an official partner for Farnborough International Airshow, taking place Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July.
Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is confirmed as an official public engagement partner for the forthcoming Farnborough International Airshow on Futures Day (20 July 2018)and during the public weekend (21 - 22 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, Nicola Morrin from ADS Group, organiser of Futures Day at Farnborough Airshow said, "On Futures Day, we invite schools and groups from all over the region to attend on Friday of the trade week. It gives them an opportunity to experience the aerospace industry in its full glory with programme events, demonstrations from exhibitors and of course the flying display. Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is the perfect complement to our programme of activities."
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 the 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 at 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."
Held across Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 July, if it’s fun for the whole family that you’re after, make sure your sights are set on Farnborough!