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Your Universe RAS




" 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 TENTH UCL FESTIVAL OF ASTRONOMY AND PARTICLE PHYSICS FOR SCHOOLS, FAMILIES AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC WILL TAKE PLACE ON

MARCH 26th, 27th AND 28th 2015

NOTE: ALL EVENTS FREE OF CHARGE

 
     

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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                       NEW: THE 2015 PUBLIC LECTURES ON THE HIDDEN UNIVERSE

                (SATURDAY PANEL DISCUSSION REQUIRES FREE PRE-BOOKING HERE)

.                              ALSO: BOOK SIGNING BY PROF JON BUTTERWORTH

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 .                                    Unraveling the mystery of the hidden Universe (click HERE)

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  • 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.
  • Use our special TELESCOPES to look at the sun, the moon and the giant planet Jupiter (weather permitting).

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                                                                             Jupiter as seen with a small telescope

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CONTACT FOR SCHOOL BOOKINGS and GENERAL INFORMATION:

Dr Francisco Diego (fd(AT)star.ucl.ac.uk, mobile: 07974 917878)


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      Click here for a wider selection of images from previous events


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Jonathan lecturing

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           Website last updated 16th March 2015