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EventStar Attractions at the Museum

13 January 2018, 10am - 4pm
Cost Free
Suitability All

National Museum Cardiff will be hosting a FREE fun-filled day of astronomical activities, shows and displays for all the family on Saturday 13 January, 10am-4pm.

Explore the Museum’s meteorite collection, and use our impact simulator to discover the effects of a meteorite hitting your home town. Think you’ve found a meteorite?  Bring it in and our museum scientists will identify it for you.

Interested in stargazing and wondering where to start and where to get help?  Come along and talk to your local Astronomical Society!  There will be stands from Cardiff, Swansea, Bridgend, Abergavenny, Usk and Heads of the Valleys Astronomical Societies, offering information and help, telescopes on display, merchandise for sale, and various activities and experiments for children of all ages.

See spectacular 3D space shows with AstroCymru or explore the night sky with planetarium shows hosted by Abergavenny, Usk and Heads of the Valleys Astronomical Societies.   

Have fun exploring our giant model of the solar system, and have a go at our planets quiz.  

Find out how your school can use large robotic telescopes located around the world through the Faulkes Telescope Project, and help us to detect mysterious "cosmic rays" as part of the QuarkNet Cymru and HiSPARC UK projects.

Experience stargazing through the ages – find out what it was like to look through Galileo and Newton’s early telescopes, and how today’s high-tech telescopes compare!

Discover how astronomers at Cardiff University explore and understand our Universe, using light that we see, light that we don't see and even ripples in gravity itself.

We’ll have space themed crafts and you can be the Captain of a starship in an interactive game.

So join us for a day that’s ‘out of this world’ to explore the skies – all without having to get cold outside!

Star Attractions at the Museum

Star Attractions at the Museum

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