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Big Telescopes: Family day

Big Telescopes
  • Sunday 14 June 2015, 11.00AM to 5.00pm
  • Free admission
    No booking required
  • Exhibition Centre, Department of Physics (map)


Wheelchair accessible.

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Join us to explore the Big Telescopes exhibition. Discover how astronomers use different types of light to study the Universe. With interactive activities, an inflatable planetarium, and giant models, find out how we know about the Big Bang, black holes, galaxies colliding and much more!
The first lecture will be at 11am, and is entitled ‘In Space No-One Can Hear You Scream’. The second will start at 1pm, ‘Let There Be Light’. The final lecture, ‘A Zooniverse of Galaxies’, from special guest speaker Karen Masters, will be at 3pm.


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