Creative Space

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Are you curious and creative? So are Astronomers and Engineers! Hear about their hidden world and the challenges they face. Then have a go at using your creativity to make something special.

Two new events each month throughout the summer. Thursday evenings for adults (big kids!) only, and Friday afternoons for families. Booking opening soon!

Creative Space: Mapping the Universe

3rd May (adults only event 19:30-21:00) and 4th May (family event 14:00-15:30)

How do we find our way in space? We have been making maps for thousands of years and now survey astronomy is allowing us to create maps that stretch across the cosmos. Learn about the latest missions to map the universe and make your own unique Milky Way map.

Creative Space: Extreme Engineering

7th June (adults only event 19:30-21:00) and 8th June (family event 14:00-15:30)

How do you engineer something for space travel? Hear about the amazing world of engineering for astronomy. Discover the challenges faced by engineers at the Royal Observatory and how they use extreme engineering to overcome these. Construct your own instrument model and put it to the test.

Creative Space: Mega Mirrors

12th July (adults only event 19:30-21:00) and 13th July (family event 14:00-15:30)

The bigger the mirror the more light it can collect, from even the faintest and most distant objects in space. Hear about the Extremely Large Telescope which will have a mega mirror of 39 metres across, made from 798 segments. Use super shiny materials to create your own mirrored masterpiece.

More events coming soon...