The Physics and Astronomy society welcomes anyone with an interest in Physics, Technology or just Science in general, to come together in both an entertaining and educational environment allowing members share their experience and interests with each other. We welcome undergraduates, postgraduates, academics, and any other Queen Mary associates into a cohesive network, engaging people from all kinds of backgrounds and levels of expertise.
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We do a variety of enjoyable activities open to all members. These include:
We learned about the different approaches each society has taken to tailor their events and activities to the interests of their members.
For example, Manchester SEDS and Imperial AstroSoc were very involved in UK competitions like CanSat and launching weather balloons with instruments to measure different parameters of our atmosphere. Other societies took advantage of being in less light-polluted locations by organising regular star-gazing nights with hot chocolate, and some of us shared the international science trips we have done in the past years. The new IOP building was breath-taking.
Built in a modern design and fitted with the latest technologies it is without a doubt a geek’s paradise. There is a study room available for members similar to our very own physics museum. Being a member of the IOP has many potential benefits, including employability prospects, careers events, networking, social events and engaging with the broader UK physics community.