He’ll be answering questions like:
How big is the solar system?
How puny is Pluto? How cold is a crater?
What’s the smelliest planet?
Caution: contains facts of a humorous nature.
Jon Chase is a freelance science communicator and rapper based in South Wales. Having completed an honours degree in Aerospace Engineering he then gained a BSc in Science and Science Fiction and a Masters degree in Communicating Science. Jon was also an associate lecturer at the University of Glamorgan for a year following graduation. He has an intense passion for scientific thinking and believes that knowledge should be made available in a way that allows as many people as possible the opportunity to gain access to it. He was identified by the Guardian in 2008 as education’s next best thing after producing a science rap video for NASA about astrobiology. Since then, he has worked with many other organisations producing science raps and workshops as well as being a role model and presenter. His presenting work includes CBBC Space Hoppers, Street Science for the Open University, 3 Science programmes for BBC Learning as well as Youtube science channels such as BritLab (formerly Head Squeeze).
How much do the tickets cost?
The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the Festival. The Bath Taps into Science Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, the talk is suitable for people of all ages although very young children may struggle as it will be a one hour talk.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is avaible at the University of Bath, which is free after 5pm, otherwise there are pay and display spaces avaible. For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.
Buses run regualrly to the University of Bath from the centre of Bath. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel information webpages.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry, we can check you in manually using your name.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can update your information on the eventbrite page up until the event.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes, that is not a problem.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can email us at bookings@bathtapsintoscience.