22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Nuclear Energy and Radiation

Play The Reactor Game – A race against the clock to refuel our homemade nuclear reactor, without getting ‘contaminated’. The fuel rods in a real nuclear reactor become highly radioactive and cannot be handled directly by humans – this makes excellent remote handling skills essential! Plus why are bananas radioactive? Become a radiation detective and find out. A chance to use a Geiger counter: the same equipment used in labs to detect radiation.


Friday 2017, Saturday 2017, Sunday 2017