In a spin from our experiment – Part 3: Return of the Fish

The next day, we were back in the lab and set about preparing everything we could for when the spin would end and we would be collecting the fish,  running our behaviour experiment, and preparing the fish larvae for their return to Bristol for analysis. We took this time to test our cameras for the behaviour test, label … Continue reading In a spin from our experiment – Part 3: Return of the Fish

In a spin from our experiment – Part 2: The Six Gondolas

(This is Part 2 of a tale of two relatively pint-sized folks from the Shire (AKA Bristol, near Gloucestershire) who go on a journey backed by a Fellowship of diverse advisers through unknown and potentially scary territory (i.e. a hypergravity experiment with ESA, the Netherlands, etc.) to complete their experiment and return home. Hence the … Continue reading In a spin from our experiment – Part 2: The Six Gondolas

In a spin from our experiment week – Part 1

If you haven't already gathered from our posts on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, last month we successfully ran our Spin Your Thesis! 2018 experiment (hooray!). Zebrafish larvae were spun in the Large Diameter Centrifuge (LDC) for 48 hours at ESA's ESTEC facility in Noorwijk, the Netherlands, and have now been returned to the Hammond … Continue reading In a spin from our experiment week – Part 1

Live Lab takeover at We The Curious

Last month, we had the amazing opportunity to collaborate with We The Curious (Bristol's visitor centre for science, art, questions and ideas) for a public engagement event. From 20th-27th August 2018, we took over the Live Lab at We The Curious where thousands of visitors engaged with our activities on display. Our aim was to get the … Continue reading Live Lab takeover at We The Curious

Gravity-Related Experiments Training Workshop 2018

From the 30th January - 2nd February, we were fortunate enough to take part in ESA Academy's Gravity-Related Experiments Training Workshop at ESEC in Redu, Belgium. We had the opportunity to meet the teams from the ESA programmes Spin Your Thesis!, Drop Your Thesis! and Fly Your Thesis! 2018. The workshop had a busy schedule; … Continue reading Gravity-Related Experiments Training Workshop 2018