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An exhibition featuring one of the world's greatest experiments opens in Manchester

Inside the Atlas research facility
The research facility Atlas of CERN in Geneva. Credit: : Rainer Jensen/DPA/Press Association Images

An exhibition of one of the greatest scientific experiments of our time opens in Manchester.

The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is the first stop in a tour of the Large Hadron Collider exhibition.

It 'transports' visitors into a virtual a tour of the CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva.

Professor Brian Cox at National Television awards
Professor Brian Cox at National Television Awards. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Brian Cox, Professor of Particle Physics at the University of Manchester, has a cameo role in the critically acclaimed exhibition.

He said,

"I'm looking forward to seeing Collider open in Manchester, not just because it's my home town.

In the exhibition I only get to be the tea boy, but I can tell you that CERN is an extraordinary place, and the exhibition team have done a great job of capturing the excitement, awe and wonder of the LHC and particle physics."

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Mini-Maker Faire opens

A celebration of weird and wonderful things is taking place in Manchester this weekend.

The Museum of Science and Industry is holding a Maker Faire... an exhibition with inventions of all shapes and sizes.

Everything from robots to giant homemade games are being showcased by their creators.

Whether you're into art, science, technology or music there will be something for everyone at the Manchester Mini Maker Faire. Maker Faires celebrate the human spirit of inquisitiveness, creativity and ingenuity and aim to inspire others to try and make their own creations, so come along and join in the fun!

– Organiser John Beckerson

More than sixty people are sharing their work this weekend.

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