22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Join Dr Matt Pritchard

Surprising Science

Can you discover the sneaky scientific secrets behind the surprising illusions? The show will challenge you to think creatively like both a scientist and a magician. Along the way you’ll learn a host of tricks and stunts to amaze friends & family. Presented by Dr Matt Pritchard, an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle and lapsed atomic physicist.

Space, time and other illusions

Join Dr Matt Pritchard (The Science Magician) as he warps reality, turns back the hands of time and teleports objects across site. The interactive show is packed with more strange science ideas than you can fit inside a TARDIS.

Superhero Science

Are superpowers fact, fiction or feasible in the future? Explore invisibility, superstrength, body armour, levitation, mind control and find out what they do (or don’t) have to do with real science. And for those superpowers which are scientifically impossible? That’s where the magic comes in! The show has a strong emphasis on smart materials and technology inspired by biology (e.g. spider webs and camouflage.)

Dr Matt Pritchard is an magician, comedian and creative communicator. His amazing performances both inspire and inform. Matt loves being creative and is passionate about simplifying the complex. As an independent science communicator he performs to over 50,000 people a year and works with organisations like The Royal Society, Royal Institution, British Science Association, The Big Bang fairs, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Cheltenham Festivals and Edinburgh International Science Festival. Previously Matt conducted atomic physics research at Durham University, where he won the Institute of Physics’ Postgraduate lecturer award. He subsequently went on to work within the Education department at Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham. In addition to this experience, he has spent the last 16 years working as a professional magician and is an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle – one of only 300 people in the world to hold this distinction.

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