Summer Schools: Shooting the moon (age 13–15)

10.30am to 3.30pm, Friday 9 August

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London
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  • Credit: Tim Mitchell
  • Type

    Summer Schools
  • Audience

    Age 13–15

  • Speakers

    • David Nutting

Price

Standard £50

Ri Young Members £42.50

Event description

With space exploration frequently in the news, how difficult is it to guide a spacecraft to its destination? How accurate do you need to be? How do you do the calculations?

Join David Nutting, and find out in this session using the C# programming language to build a simple simulation of launching a rocket to the moon.

About the speaker

David Nutting has worked with computers for many years using a wide range of hardware and software and sees the current explosion in variety of computing devices, which are becoming all pervasive, as a great opportunity for anyone to acquire the relevant skills.

Computing is highly creative. It’s about getting something to do what you want it to do. Making it behave how you want, often doing things that no-one else has done before.

David’s enthusiasm for learning about computers is infectious and he now runs regular activities for pupils of various ages in eight different schools aiming to arouse their curiosity, show them that computing is accessible and get them started on what could be a long and enjoyable path.

Please note

This workshop is strictly for 13–15 year-olds with some experience of computer programming and will include a 45 minute supervised lunch break.

Students will not be able to leave the building at lunch time unless permission is given at the time of booking. Students should bring lunch and a drink, pens, pencils, paper and a USB drive to take their work home.

Discounted tickets are available to Ri Members. Find out more about how to join.

Refunds can only be issued for tickets cancelled at least two weeks (14 calendar days) in advance of the event date. Please note that this supersedes our normal event terms and conditions.

Accessibility

Workshops are on the first floor of our building, for which there is step-free access from the street via lift.

The closest underground station is Green Park, which is step-free.

Seating is usually unreserved for our events. If you and your group require seating reservations, or if you have any other questions, please do let us know by email and we’ll be more than happy to help. Email: summerschools@ri.ac.uk.

Financial assistance

The Potential Trust may be able to offer financial assistance to enable children to participate in Ri events and activities if this would otherwise be difficult. Please contact Anna Comino–James preferably via telephone on +44 (0)1844 351666, or at their email address thepotentialtrust@clara.co.uk

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