" This was our second time attending the festival, and we’ll definitely be back. The two lectures were excellent, very well pitched for all abilities with ample time for questions at the end. The speakers’ enthusiasm and beautifully illustrated presentations were a complete joy, and the other activities taking place during the day in the quad and cloisters were also very enjoyable. Highly recommended to anyone with an interest in the universe! " S.B. March 15th, 2010
THE EIGHTH UCL FESTIVAL OF ASTRONOMY FOR SCHOOLS, FAMILIES AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC WILL TAKE PLACE ON
OCTOBER 10-12th, 2013
PROGRAMME DETAILS WILL FOLLOW SOON
ALL EVENTS FREE OF CHARGE
- PLAY GOD by building the Universe from the big bang to our days, along our 14 metre long time line.
- Learn about how stars are born, live and die in The lives of stars and how we can trace their lives in the clever HR diagram.
- Admire the MAGIC PLANET, a spherical projection able to reproduce any planet or star with all its motions, colours and landscapes.
- Identify tiny images of galaxies and witness the expansion of the Universe in our Cosmology exhibit.
- Find out how the rainbow can tell us so much about the Universe and use our portable spectroscopes to identify the chemistry of light in Rainbows, atoms and stars.
- Learn how despite the difficulties of detecting planets around other stars, we have now evidence for thousands of extrasolar planets.
- Attend our popular LECTURES in the majestic Gustave Tuck lecture theatre
- Use our special TELESCOPES to look at the sun and the stars (weather permitting).
- Find out how to be part of the Royal Astronomical Society.
- VENUE: University College London, Gower street (WC1E 6BT)Please use the main UCL gate in Gower Street (nearest tube Euston Square)
- FOR SCHOOL BOOKINGS and GENERAL INFORMATION please contact: Dr Francisco Diego
- (email: fd(AT)star.ucl.ac.uk (replace (AT) by @), mobile: 07974 917878)
Website last updated 21st February 2013