Author Archives: Antonia Lister

About Antonia Lister

Hi! I'm the Digital Marketing Manager at the Life Science Centre. I'm not a science expert, but I love learning new things about the world.

Space 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Space Travel, Astronauts and the ISS

Destination SpaceI’m not a scientist. I’m not an astronomer or an astrophysicist, and I’m certainly not an astronaut. I do, however, think space is super cool. So earlier this year when I was asked to visit the National Space Centre in Leicester for a briefing about a project called Destination Space, I was pretty excited.Read more

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Chris Hadfield: What a Legend

Chris Hadfield at LifeIt’s been quite a weekend here at Life. It’s not often we get to welcome a real
astronaut to our Science Centre and join the public in listening to their stories, asking them questions and feeling inspired. But that’s exactly what we did yesterday when Commander Chris Hadfield came to visit.
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In the Mood for Making

With only a matter of days to go before over 300 Makers descend on the Life Science Centre for the UK’s flagship Maker event, Maker Faire UK 2015, I can’t help looking back over some of my favourite Makers and activities from past years.

If you’ve been before, look out for some of your favourites too! … Read more

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Top Five Frozen Facts for February Half Term

Our open air ice rink is here on Times Square until 22 February 2015 – enough time to get in a fun February half term skate before we switch off the chillers for another year. Use it or lose it, people!

The ice rink has been a regular feature on Times Square each winter since 2001 – plenty of time for us to gather some interesting stats and facts for you.… Read more

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014: Sneak Preview

With the latest Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition opening here at Life on 10 January 2015, we thought you might like to take a first look at some of the amazing images that’ll be on display.

First up, it’s one you might recognise from our marketing materials:

©Will Jenkins (UK), 'Green Dragon' - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

©Will Jenkins (UK), ‘Green Dragon’ – Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

‘Green Dragon’ by Will Jenkins (UK)

Will has been a keen photographer for the past five years (since he was six).… Read more

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60 Second Interview with BODY WORLDS’ Creator Gunther von Hagens

Gunther von Hagens is the Scientific Director of the Institute for Plastination and creator of the BODY WORLDS exhibitions.

Gunther von Hagens, creator of BODY WORLDS

Gunther von Hagens’ stunning exhibition BODY WORLDS Vital is at Life until 2 November 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

Describe your current job in 2 sentences. 
I am an anatomist engaged in the practice of Plastination – the science of anatomical specimen preservation that I invented in 1977.… Read more

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10 Things You Might Remember About Life

Today’s our 14th Birthday, Happy Birthday us! To celebrate, we’re remembering some of the weird and wonderful things you might remember from the last 14 years of the Life Science Centre.

1. Carol Vorderman.

Carol Vorderman Opens Life Science CentreHere she is officially opening the Life Science Centre (or Life Interactive World as it was called then) on 27 May 2000.… Read more

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Octopodes or Octopuses, But Never Octopi

octopus-dissection-curry

Come Dissect with Me

If you missed our Come Dissect With Me event on Sunday as part of British Science Festival and EAT! NewcastleGateshead, you missed a real treat! Participants learned, first and foremost, the plural of octopus – octopodes (or even octopuses) but never octopi – and then proceeded to dissect their slimy specimens, identifying and examining the eyes, mouth parts and even indulging in some octopus ink art!… Read more

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