Techniquest Glyndwr will this month be hosting a one-time-only event at it’s centre by offering the opportunity for the visually impaired to engage with the touring ‘Tactile Collider’.
The event on Saturday February 23rd offers the chance for those with issues with sight to learn about particle physics in a highly immersive environment to explore the sights, sounds and feeling of particle accelerators and speak to real life researchers to immerse in cutting edge science.
This free event is open to the public and offers such experiences as learning all about the Higgs Boson with a four-meter scale model. Allowing the visual impaired community to access the science behind the large hadron collider and unlock the secrets of the Big Bang, all ages are welcome to come and take advantage of this opportunity with the touring ‘Tactile Collider’ making it’s way to Wrexham.
The day before will also welcome school groups to the centre located Glyndwr University’s Plas Coch campus and any groups who would be interested in the event free of charge should get in contact.
Katie Williams – organiser of the event at Techniquest Glyndwr – said:
This is a wonderful opportunity for the visually impaired community to engage with exciting and engaging aspects of particle physics. Techniquest Glyndwr is keen to reach out to everyone in our community and offer a vast range of opportunities.
We’re delighted that we can offer an event that not only engages with the visually impaired but also makes it free of charge to make sure we can give access to anyone who would like to participate.
This is set to be a really exciting weekend with guests arriving to give intriguing discussions and for the centre to allow our guests the opportunity to utilise our 65+ hands on exhibits in the process.
Are you or someone you know visually impaired and want to take advantage of the free event? You can book yourself on by clicking below!