THE PHOTON SHOP by University of Southampton

Location: Kingland Crescent

A team of physicists and astronomers from University of Southampton will take over an empty shop unit and invite the public to assist astronomers in a range of workshop activities including;

  • Aurora Zoo, to better understand different types of aurora which helps us to understand space weather that damages satellites

  • Light Wave, a hands-on demonstration of fibre optics and low-powered lasers that illustrates the importance of photonics in daily life

  • Gold Fingerprints, where visitors learn about electrodeposition in the creation of semiconductor materials by making their own fingers gold

  • #Sotonastroart, get a hands-on experience of Dark Energy with astrophysicist Dr.Sadie Jones.