The speaker for the January 2015 meeting of Cafe Scientifique at The Tea Bar will be Jon London who will be discussing "The History of Rocketry".
Jon London has been a science communicator & 'rocket man' for 10 years. In that time he has helped tens of thousands of children to learn science through building and launching rockets. He's been involved in quite a few rocket related projects himself, from rocket powered skateboards to... well, you'll see!
This talk takes a look at the history of rocketry over the last two and a half thousand years, from ancient Greece to the modern day. Along the way we make an aeolipile, a gunpowder flash, and even set off a live hybrid rocket engine.
The Tea Bar doors will be open from around 6.00pm before the talk which starts at 7:30pm, so you can get yourself a drink and have a chat with other participants. The main evening event will aim to finish around 9:00pm, though everyone will be welcome to stay around and have a chat with the speaker until around 10:00pm.
The format of the evening is usually a talk of 30 to 40 minutes, followed by a short break so the audience can refill their glasses and buy cakes before questions and discussions about the talk. Entry is free and open to everyone, but we do encourage you to buy a tea, coffee or drink (and cakes) at the bar to show your support for The Tea Bar who sponsor the meeting by providing the venue.
Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore and debate the latest ideas in science and technology.
Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique is a free Science Interest Group organised and sponsored by the Active Hampshire Social Club.