City Science Workshop: Radiation

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What do you know about radiation level around you? In this workshop, you will learn how to create kGeigie and bGeigie, a portable counter for measuring radiation. Featuring Pieter Franken, one of the founders of Safecast and survey master Joe Moross, this workshop is something you don’t want to miss.

 

What’s Interesting:

-RADIATION BASICS such as radiation types, effects, using geiger counters with some natural radiation sources. An interactive learning experience for you to understand what radiation actually means to us.

-MAKE YOUR OWN. Creating a portable geiger counter (K-Geigie), the components, soldering, basic electronics and how a geiger counter works. A fun hands-on building experience.

-ON THE FIELD. Start collecting and uploading data and experience the power of citizen science. What’s the story about Safecast? What is citizen science? Why is open environmental data so important? Take action and join our community of citizen scientists.

 

Click here to complete the online registration form

 

Application Deadline: 10 Auguest 2017 (Thursday)

 

Workshop details

Date:

- First class: August 12, 2017 (Saturday)

- Second class: August 13, 2017 (Sunday)

Time: 10: 30-17: 00

Location: 5/F Exhibition Area, Youth Square

Lesson Fee: $250 per head*

 

*Remark:

- Materials included, the kGeigie and bGeigie counter shall be returned after the workshop.

- 12 years of age or older to register
- The whole process is in English and assisted in Chinese

 

Payment requirements

1. Settlement by Cash

Please bring along the confirmation e-mail and settle payment at the Youth Square Reception located on LG1/F during 9am to 8pm (including Sundays and Public Holidays)

2. Transfer through ATM

Payment can be made by transfer into bank account no. 773-743117-001 under the name of “New World Facilities Management Co., Ltd.” at the ATM of HSBC and Hang Seng Bank. After payment made, please reply confirmation e-mail by using “reply all” with the name of participant(s), contact number, name and number of course/class along with the payment slip as attachment.

3. Deposit through Bank Counter

Payment can be made by deposit into bank account no. 773-743117-001 in the name of “New World Facilities Management Co., Ltd.” at bank counters of HSBC and Hang Seng Bank, by this method extra bank administrative fee of $30 per transaction is required. After payment made, please reply confirmation e-mail by using “reply all” with the name of participants, contact number, name and number of course/class along with the payment slip as attachment.

4. Settlement through 7-11 Convenience Store

Please bring along the confirmation letter and settle payment at the 7-11 Convenience Store. After payment made, please reply confirmation e-mail by using “reply all” with the name of participants, contact number, name and number of course/class along with the payment slip as attachment.

 

Background of Safecast

Safecast is a project emerged shortly after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. Simply wanting to know the true radiation measurements, volunteers including high profile professionals pulled their networks and quickly created portable geiger counters that allows radiation data to be collected extensively and accurately. Very soon, this project spreaded worldwide and became one of the largest open environmental data in human history, a truly remarkable milestone for citizen science.

 

Introduction of instructor 

Pieter Franken:

Founded Safecast.org in 2011 as a researcher at MIT and Gyeongbuk University and hosted the Computer Science Institute at Delft University.

Joe Moross:

Responsible for Safecast's measurement work. Accurate recording and publication of data for the public application, it is also known as Safecast measurement master.

 

Enquiry

Email: programme@youthsquare.hk

Contact: 3721 8888

 

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