Pi: Your Amazing Ears at the Museum of Science and Industry

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor
Science Museum Group

Pi: Your Amazing Ears at Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield 28 April 2018 Entrance is free

Ever wondered what’s inside your ears? Head to Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry for a free day of auditory adventures this Saturday.

Each month the museum’s fine Pi: Platform for Investigation events enable curious minds to get up close to cutting edge research happening right now in Manchester and the North West. This April, the science of our ears is the hot topic, with help from expert researchers at the University of Manchester.

There’s a great mix of high tech, conversation and fun at this event to help reveal how we hear the world around us. Enter a special singing booth to see how high you can get the sound meter to reach and use a wobble board to find out how important your ears are for balance. Take a peek inside a giant ear and discover what that wax is actually for.

Mostly, we love though that these Platform for Investigation events are about the future and celebrating the continuing innovation happening in Manchester which continues to make history and change the world. Find out more about the history of inventions that help people to hear and how to say your name in British Sign Language. Armed with this knowledge, design new products with experts in their fields today, which can help people hear in the future.

Don’t miss the chance to check out the astonishing 1.5 tonne Soyuz TMA-19M capsule that brought Tim Peake back to earth, alongside Peake’s Sokol Space Suit while you are there. Alongside with the recently rediscovered story of the city’s P. Frankenstein and Sons Ltd who collaborated with NASA to help them design the very first Apollo space suits.

It’s not your average Saturday, that’s for sure.

 

 

Pi: Your Amazing Ears at Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield 28 April 2018 Entrance is free

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