The Bin Bang!

Event dates

Tue 22 Oct 11:00 am - 11:15 am
Tue 22 Oct 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
Tue 22 Oct 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Tue 22 Oct 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Sat 26 Oct 11:00 am - 11:15 am
Sat 26 Oct 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
Sat 26 Oct 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Sat 26 Oct 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Ever seen a volcano erupt up close? Make sure you’re outside the exclusion zone because the UEA Geohazards team are bringing their liquid nitrogen volcano to The Forum!

A liquid nitrogen explosion will generate a volcanic plume of plastic balls, so get your cameras at the ready and see how high the plume goes – will it disrupt air traffic like Eyjafjallajökull?

This explosive demonstration will give you close-up insight into what makes volcanoes go Bang. Can you guess how far our rubber duck will fly?

Volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, earthquakes and extreme floods are driven by natural processes such as the movement of tectonic plates and the interaction between water and the Earth’s surface. Understanding how these events occur, and predicting when and where they might recur, is the domain of the environmental Earth scientist.

Investigating the relationship between geological processes and groundwater flow and exploring approaches to protecting surface water and groundwater resources from contamination and over-exploitation are also key areas of research. UEA Earth scientists collaborate with mathematicians, modellers, chemists and social scientists at UEA and in universities, research institutions and industry worldwide.

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Tuesday 22 and Saturday 26 October
11am–11.15am, 12pm–12.15pm, 1pm–1.15pm, 2pm–2.15pm
Venue: Outside The Forum
Cost: Free, drop-in
Age: 3+