The Institute of Astronomy and the Cambridge Astronomical Association will be holding an extra public observing session between 6.30 - 8.30pm on Saturday 16th January 2016 in support of the BBC's Stargazing Live.
There will be a number of talks and activities in the Lecture Theatre throughout the evening, all suitable for a family audience.
6.30 pm - Living on Mars: A Beginner's Guide - Ryan MacDonald
7.15 pm - Astronomy in 3D! - Paul Fellows & Brian Lister
8pm - What we've learned about Pluto - Carolin Crawford
If the weather is clear.... we shall be outside staffing telescopes outside on the Observatory lawns
If the weather is cloudy... we shan't be observing, but the talks will still happen, and the Hoyle bulding will be open. There will be a display of different kinds of telescopes with helpful people to tell you all about them and answer your astro-queries.
This event is free, and you don't need to book - it's designed as a public 'drop-in' event, but please note that if we are running the cloudy programme then seats in the lecture theatre will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis. If we are busy and the car parks are full - try parking in Clerk Maxwell Road just opposite us off Madingley Road, or at the Madingley Road P&R which is 10 mins walk away.
For more information about how to find us, parking, what to bring etc, please look at our usual Public Open Evenings website, and if you still have queries please contact the outreach team, Carolin (csc AT ast.cam.ac.uk) and Sonali (sshukla AT ast.cam.ac.uk).