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17th-24th May – ‘Seeing the Universe in all its light’ Roadshow at QUB

Following the success of last year's CERN event at QUB the Science and Facilities Council (STFC) are returning once again to host the 'Seeing the Universe in all its light' roadshow from 17th-24th May and features stunning science images and interactive exhibits bringing the Universe to your fingertips!
Young astronomers from QUB and other universities will be on hand to enthuse you with the work that they do and answer questions on any aspects of astronomy with family days on Saturday 17th, Sunday 18th and Saturday 24th with members of the IAA on hand to answer any questions.
The Exhibition opening times are: 10.00 – 16.00.
What's on display:
  • 8m Interactive wall with 42inch interactive touchscreen, WOW facts and 3D screen.
  • A replica model of English astronomer Thomas Harriot’s first telescope.
  • Historical science papers from the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS).
  • ALMA, JWST, VLT & Herschel scale models.
  • Q&A with astronomy PhD students and young researchers.
More information is available on the STFC website:
Also there are FREE public lectures and an 'Ask an Astronomer' event as follows:
Saturday 17 May, 19.00 – 20.30: 'Seeing stars: science and education with big telescopes': (Prof Paul Roche, University of South Wales).
Tuesday  20 May, 19.00 – 20.30: 'Ask an Astronomer'.
Thursday 22 May, 19.00 – 20.30: 'The last and the next 100 years in astronomy': (Dame Prof Jocelyn Bell Burnell, University of Oxford).
More information and booking online for these lectures are available at:
Afterwards this touring exhibition will continue at the Armagh Planetarium from Monday 26th – Saturday 31st May from 10:00 – 17:00.
More information for the Armagh Planetarium event available at

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