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Exploring the extremes of our planet

Fully accessible
Past event - 2019
20 May Doors 6pm
Event 6.30-9.30pm
The Common Room, 127-129 Devonshire Street,
Sheffield S3 7SB
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Exploring the extreme environments of our planet requires both human resilience and technological ingenuity. Join us for an 'extremely' exciting journey from the glaciers of the Antarctic, to the darkest depths of the ocean, to the Earth's upper stratosphere. Find out how scientists and engineers are solving these extreme research challenges while sampling some Antarctic cuisine and meeting underwater robots.

Fuelling expeditions: the chemistry of Antarctic cuisine

Dr Joanna Buckley (Department of Chemistry)
Explorer Robert Falcon Scott led four men on the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition to the South Pole 150 years ago, with the aim of advancing geographic and scientific endeavours. To fuel themselves during their epic quest, the men needed strategic food rations to sustain the physical punishment their bodies were put through. What foods did they take with them and what was their benefit? How can chemistry help us to understand what the body needs to sustain these feats of endurance? And by knowing some basic chemistry, could the outcome of the mission have been any different?

Exploring the unknown with rockets, robotics and balloons

Engineering students from the University of Sheffield (Engineering)
What do a remotely operated underwater vehicle, a balloon, a rocket and a nano-satellite have in common? A team of the most creative and enthusiastic engineering students at the University of Sheffield!

Explore the unknown depths of the earth's oceans with 'Avalon ROV' the underwater robot, learn about the 30k ft rocket 'Sunride', and find out about some 'out-of-this-world' research experiments, like the balloon telescope 'SunbYte', the 'MoonWorks' lunar rover, and the CubeSat project ‘SunSat’, which will be in its very first year of development. The future is now!