Another year has flown by, it is hard to choose the best bits but here are a few. This year I took two workshops to the Abu Dhabi Science Festival. More than 3,000 children made cyanotypes in our workshop. It was great fun and once again we worked with so many great student volunteers. Closer to home, I was privileged to be asked to blow giant bubbles at the Transplant Games after-party. With help from athletes and their families from all over the world, we filled Times Square with bubbles. It is exciting to be part of such huge multinational events. On the other hand, small intimate events can be amazing too. I really enjoyed running an autism-friendly telescope making workshop at the Andrew Carnegie Birth Place Museum for half a dozen children and their families. I designed a working telescope using cardboard tubes and quality glass lenses to celebrate 50 years of the moon landing.
This year I have also listened to a lot of people telling me in a very informal way about their connection to a place. I’m now wondering how I can build on that to make it into a heritage project for 2020. I’m looking forward to the new year and wondering what adventures it will bring.
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Thank you to Kia Loff for the photo.