Jodrell Bank has a fantastic programme of events this year, curated in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first explorers on the Moon. Their ever-popular Girls Night Out returns on 25th October. This twice-yearly event celebrates women and girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and hopes to inspire young teenagers to feel not only fascinated by, but confident enough to explore these subjects. The event takes place every autumn and spring, and this time the theme is our beautiful Moon.
Take your daughter, granddaughter, niece or friend and enjoy an evening exploring the Moon and space. You’ll be joined by women and girls who study or work in STEM or who are interested in pursuing a career in a STEM subject. You’ll also get to meet Dr Katie Joy from the University of Manchester. Katie is a Planetary Scientist and her research focuses on the Moon and meteorites. Get your Moon questions at the ready! What better way to inspire young girls than by introducing them to the women out there at the forefront of their subjects?
The Discovery Centre itself is an amazing place. If you’ve not visited before prepare for lots of hands on exhibits and their fabulous inflatable Planetarium. Plus, stick around and chat to early career researchers, find out more about Women in Science and enjoy Jodrell Bank’s famous chocolate brownies! What more could you want from an evening?
Jodrell Bank is the astronomical research centre of the University of Manchester and is a world leader is astronomical research. If this event is a bit late for your little ones then why not check out some of their other activities including their daily Telescope Walking Tours.
Girls Night Out is aimed at adults and children aged 12+
Planetarium sessions may not finish until 10pm and earlier slots cannot be guaranteed.