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Children were wowed about flies being in space as Dunn School researchers introduced the science behind space-based fly experiments at a “Super Science Saturday” event at Oxford University Museum of Natural History on 26 November 2016.

The theme of the event was “Science behind the Headlines” and Raff lab members Metta Pratt, Lisa Gartenmann and Ines Alvarez Rodrigo’s activity considered the science behind fruit fly experiments on heart function, to be conducted on the International Space Station in a mission next Spring. 

The museum saw 2,450 visitors attend the four-hour science fair and feedback was extremely positive. One awe struck child said:  “I had no idea flies could go to space”.

Read more (Sir William Dunn School of Pathology)

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