NEW SCIENTIST LIVE! / Exercising minds
Ouno were proud to be part of the fantastic 2016 New Scientist Live! Show. The stand we designed and built for the European Space Agency was one of the largest at the show, and the first stand most of the public encountered as they entered the event.
The event itself was filled with displays of cutting edge technologies and featured a packed lecture programme.
The presence of Astronaut Tim Peake on the stand on the first day of the show drew large and enthusiastic crowds – as you can see in the opening scenes of this New scientist Live! promotional video.
Getting close-up to the Rosetta comet model This model was built by the talented Dutch Industrial model-makers Hupkens. It was really popular with visitors, who wanted to touch the grainy, scarred surface of the model. Steam vapour was emitted from numerous cavities on the comet surface, giving the impression of ice evaporating from the comet as it draws closer to the Sun.
An illuminated archway framed the comet, the spotlights in the arches interior making the steam highly visible and bringing the model to life. We had to refill the four water tanks housed within the model daily with a mixture of water and detergent.
Airbus Defence and Space provided ‘Bridget’, a working prototype of the ESA martian robot rover – the same robot that astronaut Tim Peake operated remotely from the International Space Station. A team from Airbus were on hand each day to answer visitors questions about the rover, and they were kept busy as she proved very popular.