Seeing the Universe in All Its Light – An Exhibition Showcasing the 'Big Telescopes Family’
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21 January 2017 - 26 March 2017
Included in Science Centre admission
Explore the amazing world of big telescopes!
Seeing the Universe in all its light is a touring exhibition focusing on the exciting world of astronomy through telescopes that the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and Royal Astronomical Society supports around the world.
Visit the modern age of astronomy in ground and space based telescopes, featuring scale models including the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), Atacama Large Millimetre Array (ALMA) antenna, the European Space Agency’s Herschel Observatory and James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). It also includes interactive exhibits, informative artwork and digital media replicating the awe inspiring lives of scientists exploring the Universe.
Take a trip back in time and see a replica of the telescope used by Thomas Harriot, Britain’s first astronomer, which was used to draw the first image of the moon seen through a telescope, several months before the famous Astronomer – Galileo.
The exhibition has visited 30 venues, travelled 8,615 miles, and over 112 days captured the attention of around 84,947 people including the Houses of Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff, the Edinburgh International Science Festival and the Big Bang Fair at Birmingham NEC.
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