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.
The next meeting of Widnes SciBar will be at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 13th July in the Trafalgar Room at the Hillcrest Hotel, Cronton Lane, Widnes.
Supercomputers: The biggest, fastest computers in the world!
Dr Mike Ashworth, STFC Daresbury Laboratory
At Daresbury Laboratory we have one of the fastest computers in Europe, containing nearly 100,000 processors. Supercomputers like this one are used around the world to help scientists in their research and to help industry create better products. Many everyday products have been designed using supercomputers, from cars and aeroplanes to shampoo and Pringles crisps!