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Insect and bird migration: revealing the mysteries of flight
Thu 13 October 2016, 19:30 – 21:30 BST
Have you ever wondered why, how and to where insects and birds migrate?
A group of UK and international scientists have the answers. Join them as they reveal the mysteries for flight!
This free science event includes:
Four talks, followed by an open discussion:
'Tracking birds as they migrate here, there and everywhere’ - Professor Judy Shamoun-Baranes
'Cloudy with a chance of moths, butterfly and ladybirds’ - Dr Jason Lim
'Chasing the high fliers: Radar studies of insect migration’ - Dr Jason Chapman
Calories, clocks and a compass: Ingredients for an insect migrant’ - Dr Chris Jones
‘Insect migration fun fare’, to include:
An insect balloon – demonstrating the use of a balloon to catch insects in flight (outdoors).
A moth merry go round – a dark room with LED lighting to showcase nocturnal flight.
A butterfly navigation or ButtNav – a flight simulator to showcase navigation.
This event will be very popular, please reserve free tickets.
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