Astronomer to host interactive science show to raise funds for school project

Broadcaster Mark Thompson

Broadcaster Mark Thompson - Credit: Archant

Children are being given the chance to witness some fun and interactive science from a professional at a special event tomorrow.

Spectacular Science will see astronomer Mark Thompson showcase exploding elephant’s toothpaste, vortex generating dustbins, dancing paste and even vanishing beakers at Wortwell Village Hall.

Mr Thompson has toured the show all over the country and is doing the fundraiser to help Alburgh with Denton Primary School, which his children attend, purchase new artificial grass to make sure children can play outside safely in all weathers.

He recently performed the show to a sell-out audience at The Playhouse in Norwich.

He said: “My show is not necessarily to educate, more to enthuse and engage and make it accessible for children so they see that science is fun.

“There will be demonstrations that can’t be done at home and some that can, but it’s a way of inspiring people and help them think about science as a career.”

Mr Thompson is a broadcaster and author and lectures across the country.

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He has co-presented Stargazing Live and has made appearances on This Morning, The Alan Titchmarsh Show and BBC Breakfast.

Tickets are £6 for children and £4 for adults, with the show suitable for a family audience of three years upwards.

To book tickets call 01986 788456 or email friendsof

The show takes place from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.