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UCL invites public to explore the Universe

17 February 2010


Saturn ucl.ac.uk/youruniverse/" target="_self">Your Universe
  • National Science and Engineering Week
  • UCL is hosting a free festival of astronomy for schools, families and the general public  as part of National Science and Engineering Week in March.

    Your Universe will show how UCL scientists are contributing to the advancement of our knowledge, from discovering extra-solar planets to unravelling the mystery of dark energy.

    Highlights of the three-day festival include:

    • The Magic Planet, a spherical projection able to reproduce any planet or star with all its motions, colours and landscapes.
    • Building the Universe from the big bang to the present day along a 14-metre long timeline.
    • Using UCL's telescopes to look at the sun and the planets Venus and Mars (weather permitting).
    • A series of lectures about astronomy, astrophysics or cosmology in the university's Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre.

    Friday 12 March is reserved for pre-booked school groups, but the festival is free and open to anyone on Saturday 13 March and Sunday 14 March.

    For school bookings and general information please contact Dr Francisco Diego.

    Image: Saturn (credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team).

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