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Event: Star Attractions at the Museum

21 March 2020, 10am - 4pm
Cost Free
Suitability All
Booking Drop in
Star Attractions at the Museum

Star Attractions at the Museum

National Museum Cardiff will be hosting a FREE fun-filled day of astronomical activities, shows and displays for all the family on Saturday 21 March, 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, 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. Shows are bookable on the day at the front desk.

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

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!

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

Some of our staff speak Welsh, some are learning and others speak English only. Keep an eye out for the Iaith Gwaith lanyards to see who’s who. If you’re learning Welsh, give it a go!

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