Charlie Director of Communications

We’re passionate about sparking curiosity and inspiring as many children as possible through science. One way we are doing this is through outreach activities. In February half term some of our Curiosity team from Winchester Science Centre, spent the day at Winchester Cathedral.

Over 70 people joined Head of Curiosity Nikhil and science Inspirer Kate, in a Destination Space workshop. Families were able to discover the wonders of the James Webb Telescope and explore the properties of light. The team also held open sessions where people could drop by and enjoy making spider webs and tackle the challenge of the laser maze!

The Science Centre Curiosity team are passionate about science and spend every day sharing that passion with children, through Discovery workshops with schools, live planetarium shows and spectacular weekend science shows.

When asked about his experience of the day, Nikhil, who is also a Winchester Ambassador, said: “The day was a blast and out of this world (pardon the pun)! It was amazing to see so many families sign up for the workshops and we were flattered that even more people queued up for the open session after lunch! Fun and accessible science engagement is what we're really passionate about and it was a privilege to be able to provide that experience for so many people, local and tourists, during the February half term holidays.”


Nik and Kate smiling in front of the moon.

Nikhil Mistry (left) and Kate Goodenough (right) smiling in front of the moon.

Kate smiling and pretending to hold the moon.

Kate smiling and pretending to hold the moon.

Nik smiling in front of the moon.

Nikhil smiling in front of the moon.