Author Archives: Amy Patterson

Amy Patterson

About Amy Patterson

Hi! I’m the Communications Assistant at Life Science Centre. It’s been a while since I studied science officially, but working at Life is like an education in itself! I’m always discovering something new.

All you need to know about Skating at Life

Skating at Life Science CentreIt’s that time of year again! Ice skating returns to Times Square, just outside Life Science Centre, from Saturday 12 November 2016 – Sunday 26 February 2017.

We’ve pulled together some useful hints and tips to help you get the most out of your time on the ice, whether you’re a regular or if you’ve never skated before.Read more

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The Martian: Science Fact or Science Fiction?

Before you read on, be aware there are spoilers throughout!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or have in fact, been stranded on Mars) you will have heard of a little film called The Martian. Based on the best-selling book by Andy Weir, it tells the story of Mark Watney, an astronaut who was mistakenly stranded on Mars when his crew believed he was dead, and of his struggles to survive on such a hostile planet.Read more

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Book Review: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Commander Chris Hadfield

Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth‘An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth’
Written by Commander Chris Hadfield

At some point in their childhood, everyone dreams of becoming an astronaut. I know I did. When it became obvious that I was not destined for a career at NASA (lacking the advanced degree and the 20/20 eyesight), I decided to read about it instead.Read more

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The Perfect Christmas Cocktail

After a frantic last-minute shopping trip, what could be better than a festive drink to unwind? Put down that wrapping paper and treat yourself to this festive cocktail for a taste of Christmas.

Cocktail Workshop

This recipe is courtesy of Noel Jackson (pictured above) Life’s Head of Education (who also mixes a good drink!).… Read more

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It’s Christmas! Our Top 10 Science Gifts for this Year

We are officially into December and we can’t put off buying presents for much longer! So, here’s our list of some of the top science-themed Christmas presents to delight children young and old!!  You can pick most of them up in our gift shop or at various retailers online.

Remember – Life Annual Pass holders receive a 10% discount off purchases in the gift shop*!… Read more

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