ATOM Science Festival
ATOM Festival of Science and Technology
Update: We’re excited to tell you that the ATOM Festival of Science and Technology will return on 11th and 12th June 2021
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Where did the name come from? Professor Frank Close – one of the founders of the ATOM Festival (picture above) explains the surprising history behind an almost acronym…
ATOM puts on diverse imaginative and family-friendly events to allow our community to discover world-class science and technology taking place right here, as well as learning about the companies, organisations and scientists who make it happen. ATOM helps build science capital, partnering with schools to engage young people, and encouraging everyone to develop a passion for science and its potential to change the world.
This year the Science Market in Abingdon’s historic Market Square and the legendary big Family Science Fair will NOT be there to attract crowds. We hope you understand. There will be science-led inspiration in locations thoughout the town which you can do as individuals and small, socially distant and careful groups.
See all the festival weekend social media in June and look for geocache, walking, running and other activities. A small stand on Market Place will answer questions particularly from participants who don’t have much access to tech. A smart phone will prove useful to recognise QR codes.
A big thank you to our major sponsors.