Institute of Astronomy

Open Day 2018


  Open Day 2018 - Saturday 24th March

As part of the Cambridge Science Festival 2018, the Institute of Astronomy will be open to the public on Saturday 24th March, 2-6pm.

There will be activities, demonstrations, and games suitible for all ages provided by the Institute of Astronomy, The Kavli Institute for Cosmology, and the Cambridge Astronomical Association.

There will be a number of talks in the Lecture Theatre throughout the day:

2:30 pm  - Building stars big and small - John Ilee

3.15 pmHidden Monsters: Black Holes Lurking in the Dust - Manda Banerji

4:00pm - Taking the Twinkle out of Starlight - Craig MacKay

4:45pmPlanet-eating White Dwarfs - Amy Bonsor. **Family-friendly talk**

In addition, Paul Fellows of the Cambridge Astronomical Association will present a planetarium show at 3pm and 5pm.

This event is free, and you don't need to book. Please note there is limited parking on site, which we will keep for disabled visitors only. Please park on the West Cambridge site and walk across to the Institute, or use the Madingley Road Park and Ride (10 minute walk).

For more information, please look at our usual Public Open Evenings website or the Cambridge Science Festival website., and if you still have queries please contact Matt Bothwell.


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