So what are the biggest science festivals around the world? Do you like science? Have you ever been to festivals related to science? Whether your answer is “yes” or “no”, you should read Insider Monkey’s article that was recently published about this topic. Now you can read about the biggest festivals in the world. Life is beautiful but with the help of science we can understand it much better. As the science improves, newer and newer scientific facts come to the world. Long ago there were scientific discoveries that were misleading, false and sometimes a little bit silly, but we could step forward with every each of one.
Without science we couldn’t understand many things for example the human body and the life around us. It is the human’s nature; we always want to understand everything. That’s why we observe, investigate, experience and make consequences. With the help of science we can heal diseases, build planes, large channels and so on. To make it short, we want to know the whole universe. The first annual meetings were held by the British Science Association in 1831. At these meetings scientist came together and discussed their work with each other and the public. The British Science Association later grew into the science festival we know today, and this event inspired lots of other events throughout the whole world. Some of these are new and small, but some of them are visited by more than 100,000 people.
Now Insider Monkey has made a list for us, from where we have picked three festivals: British Science Festival; and Cheltenham Science Festival. British Science Festival has a long standing tradition. It was founded in 1831. They intend to develop and promote science and they have annual meetings, and it is the biggest public science event in the United Kingdom. It lasts for a week in every September, and is held at various universities across the UK. Aside this festival, the British Science Association also organizes the British Science Week, when people of all ages can take part in all kinds of science, math, technology and engineering activities. About 15,000 people are expected to visit the festival in 2017. Cheltenham Science Festival is the youngest among Cheltenham Festivals. It started in 2002. The aim of these festivals is to challenge and engage in discussions about controversial topics with Discover Zone as the main feature. The festival also includes Fame Lab that is a competition in which contestants have three minutes to present a topic from science, technology, and engineering – in an interesting way that everyone could understand it. Last year this festival was visited by more than 27,000 people.
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