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 7.30pm, on the date shown below, in the Trafalgar Room at the Hillcrest Hotel, Cronton Lane, Widnes.
How might a computer work out that if all men are mortal and Socrates is a man then Socrates must also be mortal?
If computers can reason does that mean that they can also think or are there other important components involved in thinking?
This talk will look both at techniques for creating reasoning machines and survey the philosophical discussion around whether a computer could think.
Graphene is the world's first 2-dimensional material and the subject of the Nobel Prize winning research at The University of Manchester.
Dr. Vijayaraghavan will describe:-
its superlative properties such as strength, electrical/thermal conductivity, transparency, stretchability, etc.
how you can make it using just a piece of graphite (found in pencil lead) and a roll of Cello-tape
potential applications, such as bendable electronic devices and super-fast computer chips