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3:00pm - Supermassive black holes - the monsters in the hearts of galaxies - Dan Wilkins
4:00pm - The birth of the Universe - the first results from the Planck satellite - Prof George Efstathiou
5:00pm - Warp drives, Phasers and Wormholes: The astrophysics of Star Trek - Chris Crowe
Find out what's out in space, how it all works and what we use to study the stars!
A display in our historical library celebrating the life and work of Sir Robert Ball - author of popular books on Astronomy and Director of the Observatory between 1892-1913
Come and make your own comet and design your own alien mask!
Ever wanted to meet a Stormtrooper? Or have a chat with an alien?
A wonderful range of meteorites will be on display (and to purchase), courtesy of Space Rocks UK. And we have lots of postcards for sale to those with a little pocket money.
All of this will be followed by an extra public observing session between 7-9pm ... but only if the weather is clear!