Friends of Catalyst
A friends organisation was formed in 1987 to support Catalyst and now has more than fifty members. Its aims include:
The Museum is continually expanding its activities and needs more support from its Friends to help it achieve this growth.
Please help us to help the Museum by joining the Friends today.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Friends can make a valuable contribution to the practical work of Catalyst by helping in a range of interesting Museum activities.
These currently include:-
There are two categories of membership, category a (membership only) and category b (membership PLUS annual admission to the museum)
Annual subscription rates are currently as follows:
Students (single membership subscription) £14
Organised by ‘Friends of Catalyst’ and Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, Widnes SciBar meets on the second Wednesday of each month (not August) at the Hillcrest Hotel, Widnes. It’s an opportunity to meet in a relaxed setting, be entertained with talks from science professionals and discuss topics with like minded individual.
With the help of David Hornby we have set up a Widnes SciBar blog.
7:30 pm, Wed 13th April 2016 at the Hillcrest Hotel, Widnes.
Light sabers to light scapels; making practical tools from light
Duncan Casey Senior Lecturer in Advanced Sensor Technologies, Liverpool John Moores University
When scientists want to investigate very small systems like individual cells, a very precise toolkit is needed with the ability to pick up and deliver material at tiny length scales. Focused, shaped light enables researchers to dissect cells or deliver material using nothing more than a laser beam.