Tuesday 13 to Saturday 17 September: 11.00 – 22.00.
This event is a drop in activity, there is no need to book.
The British Science Festival invites you to take a journey of exploration at The Compass. A unique spectacle of story, sound and light, The Compass is an immersive, projection mapped installation, bringing to life how we navigate knowledge, and how scientific research can be a compass to guide our curiosity. British Science Researchers are revealed as pioneering explorers, on personal voyages of discovery with horizons to explore. Just as a compass helps us plot a course, find our bearings, and explore new worlds, The Compass shows us that scientific endeavours and processes resonate directly with our own lives, blending research stories with those of young people in Leicester beginning their own scientific journeys.
Venture inside The Compass by day (before 8pm), to interact with stories from across British Research projected as flowing, animated journeys, and marvel at the Compass by night (after 8pm) as it ignites in a spectacular projection experience on the exterior, as we navigate knowledge together.
The Compass has been commissioned by the British Science Association (BSA) and is being designed and created by artists, Illuminos, and the BSA are working with locally-based social enterprise and event production specialists, Inspirate, to bring the project to life.