Starry Skies – Fully Booked

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Tuesday, 14th February 2017
3PM, 3.45PM, 4.30PM, 5.15PM, 6PM
Ages 6-10
£9 per child, 1 accompanying adult free (subsequent adults £4.50)
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Did you know that there are over 9000 visible stars in our night sky but this is a tiny proportion of the estimated 200 – 400 billion that make up the Milky Way? Light pollution in our cities means we rarely see more than a small fraction of our celestial neighbours, but that’s where Science Oxford can help.

In association with STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and back by popular demand, we will be bringing our inflatable planetarium to the Earth Trust this February, so you can see the night sky as it really is. We’ll show you how to navigate the stars, demonstrate how the movement of the Earth creates night and day and how the sky changes through the seasons. We’ll hear some of the stories our ancestors told about the cosmos and how these relate to what we know today.
For the over 10’s, we have special talks from volunteers at Newbury Astronomical Society while Science Oxford staff entertain younger guests with space-themed crafts and science activities.
Please note that your session includes a 30-minute planetarium show and time to try activities, listen to a talk or (weather permitting) take part in guided stargazing in the courtyard.


Earth Trust Centre
Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire, OX14 4QZ

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