12th Your Universe Festival

 2nd, 3rd and 4th March, 2017

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(Programme details to be published this autumn)

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The festival is open to schools, families and the general public. All events are free of charge, but if you would like to organise a school booking please get in touch here.

Events and activities

  • Public lectures
  • Demonstrations and presentations in our exhibition
  • Meet scientists
  • Try out telescopes and observe the Sun, the Moon and planet Venus! (weather permitting)
  • Thursday and Friday daytime: Pre-booked Primary and Secondary school groups.
  • Thursday and Friday evenings: Lectures and telescope observing (weather permitting) for the general public.
  • Saturday: Exhibition 14:00-17:00 for schools and the general public. 
  • Lecture 17:00-19:00. Telescope observing (weather permitting).

Your Universe

YU experience

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NEW: THE EXPERIENCE OF YOUR UNIVERSE: A SHORT STORY (HERE)

...draws the attention to the endless possibilities and enormous mystery hidden in the infinite vastness of the Cosmos. In the end it gives the observer little choice but to go and see for themselves... (Rob Leonetti)

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                                                                             Jupiter as seen with a small telescope

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Click here for a wider selection of images from previous events

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" 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


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