A popular science café made its return to Brampton community centre last Thursday, June 24, for the first time in 15 months.

Café Scientifique - which explores the latest ideas in science and technology - is organised by Tim Coombe, who said: “During the pandemic, the café’s continued to run each month throughout lockdown but were all delivered online, thanks to Zoom.

“The beauty of having the café’s online is that the audience could attend the event from anywhere in the world – which is what happened, meaning we have been able to reach a much wider audience.

“It was great to welcome a live audience back to the community centre.

“We limited numbers to just 25 people due to current restrictions but we’re really looking forward to welcoming a full audience back next month as lockdown restrictions are due to end on the 19th”, all being well!”.

Last week’s café was delivered by Phil McLachlan, Co-founder of D-CAT Digital Content Analysis Technology Ltd, a company which provide insights from data to a worldwide market.

Phil delivered a presentation on how satellite earth observation imagery is playing an increasingly valuable role in supporting everyday decisions, which was followed by questions from both the live and virtual audience.

Brampton resident, Patricia O’Hara who attended the event said: “It has been lovely to be back at the community centre in person, we found Phil’s presentation very interesting and informative.

“The facilities the community centre has to offer local people are excellent”.

Café Sci takes place on the last Thursday of the month, the next Café Sci takes place on 29th July at 7.30pm with Abigail Burt who is a Quaternary Geoscientist for the Government of Ontario, Canada.

Abigail will deliver her presentation – entitled ‘‘From Birds to Rocks and Back Again’ via Zoom live from her home in Ontario, Canada.

For more info, visit https://www.bramptoncc.org.uk/regular-activities/cafesci/.