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6 - 8 March 2014

Your Universe, Ninth UCL Festival of Astronomy: exhibits and lectures for schools, families and the general public


Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Learn about how stars are born, live and die. Trace their lives in the interactive HR diagram. Play God by building the Universe from the big bang to our days, along our 14 metre long time line. Admire the magic planer, a spherical projection able to reproduce any planet or star with all its motions, colours and landscapes. Identify tiny images of galaxies and witness the expansion of the Universe in our Cosmology exhibit. Find out how the rainbow can tell us so much about the Universe and use our portable spectroscopes to identify the chemistry of light in Rainbows, atoms and stars. Talk to our young scientists who are studying newly discovered planets around distant stars and the mysteries hidden behind the dark universe. Attend our popular lectures in the majestic Gustave Tuck lecture theatre. Use our special telescopes to look at the sun, the moon and the giant planet Jupiter with its moons (weather permitting).


Dr Francisco Diego


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