Science Festival: Thursday 27 September to Sunday 14 October 2018 inclusive
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With a very nice overview of the event from the Herald:
Sidmouth Science Festival 2018 | Latest Sidmouth and Ottery News - Sidmouth Herald
And from the Visit Sidmouth site:
Sidmouth Science Festival- October 5th - 14th 2018
The events during the week will cater for all ages and abilities with projects and demonstrations taking place in schools and colleges and throughout the town. Serious science talks and fun hands-on events take place on Super Science Saturday13th and at the Family Fun Day on Sunday 14th at the Norman Lockyer Observatory.
Ada Lovelace Day on Tuesday 9th October, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, will feature eminent female scientists.
Various community groups will contribute events during the week, too.
In 2017 guest speakers included Dame Julia Slingo FRS and Prof Julian Dowdeswell from the Scott Polar Research Institute, as well as TV personalities Adam Hart Davis and Dallas Campbell. There was a dedicated Earth Science Hall, visit to a brewery and bat identification. The Family Fun Day included two model jet car races as well as many other activities for young people. Two weather balloons were launched and tracked with data being relayed back to the Observatory. The interactive Science trail along the seafront proved popular with families, too.
So there is something for everyone!
Sidmouth Science Festival - Visit Sidmouth
With a pretty cool example here from last year:
sidmouth science festival high altitude balloon flight - YouTube
Meanwhile, the Festival is getting more and more mentions - for example:
New perspective on planting plans in Sid Valley | Sidmouth Herald
Norman Lockyer Observatory gets council loan for classroom | Sidmouth Herald