The CAS outreach team were certainly kept very busy with a grand total of 3,600 people through the door.
I saw Mike Foley, our Secretary, with a crowd around his table, those with scopes had customers all day, those manning the table answered a steady stream of questions and queries, Ann Bennett was happy with the merchandise sold, including 3D printed modules of Soyuz provided by Michael Boniface, and we all had the opportunity to experience the virtual reality (VR) of Tim Peake's landing in the Soyuz capsule. Some of us twice!
Those manning the CAS stand promoted the Society throughout the day as well as handing out some of the resource brochures and project books kindly provided by the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) on an array of subjects such as meteorites, gravity waves, big telescopes and antimatter.
Between Mike's special Tim Peake brochures (all went), Tim Peake photographs, our essential facts provide by our Librarian, Katrin Raynor-Evans, our Tim Peake/Soyuz film on the big screen, the VR and the capsule itself I think we are all 'Peaked' out!
But most importantly, everyone who came clearly enjoyed the day!
Victoria le Poidevin, the Museum's Events Officer, asked me to pass on her thanks and appreciation to the CAS team, saying it was always a pleasure to work with us.
Theresa Cooper, Public Events Organiser for CAS