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PRETTY, PRETTY, BANG, BANG !

The Science of Fireworks and Explosives, Lecture & Demonstration


How are fireworks made ? What makes them fizzle, crack and pop ? How do they produce their different colours and effects ? Dr Akhavan, a chemist specialising in explosives chemistry, will explain the science behind modern fireworks, with a series of vivid demonstrations, and will explore what may be possible in the future.
Warning - There will be many bangs, whistles and small explosions. (The importance of safety when dealing with fireworks will be strongly emphasised !)
The lecture will be suitable for all ages (9-90).
Free admission.
N.B. No tickets - so come early to get a good seat. Doors open at 18:30.
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Speaker(s):

Dr Jacqueline Akhavan | talks

 

Date and Time:

3 November 2005 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
Lensfield Road
Cambridge
CB2 1EW
01223 336300
http://www.ch.cam.ac.uk
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Organised by:

Society of Chemical Industry (Cambridge & Great Eastern Section)
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