Some places to go by the Times

In the Times’ Eureka Zone blog, a recommendation for a holiday spot in Britain surrounded by radio telescopes is given (an actual holiday I took in the mid-nineties, which also gave tremendous clear, dark skies). In the monthly Eureka science supplement, a few other science related events and exhibitions to go to are given. Here’s a few of the astrophysics related ones:

The 28-inch telescope – the Greenwich Observatory celebrates its largest refracting telescope, with a history and potential glance at the Moon on the 19th and 20th of June. Tickets are £5 (£3.50 for concessions).

350 years of science – the Royal Society is having a birthday party, and from the 7th of June an exhibition of personal and scientific artifacts from its luminaries such as Newton will be on display. Booking required, except on the week June 28th-July 2nd, 10am-4pm. Free.

Explore SaturdaysGreenwich Observatory free childrens’ tours at noon, 1, 2 and 3pm.

Solar coaster – A tour through the planets at the Centre for Life in Newcastle, weekdays 10-5:30, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 11-6. Tickets £7.65 (£6.55 concessions).

Of course we in the Eddington Society also offer a couple of things to do this month. On Monday, there’ll be a talk about Astronomy Before Copernicus at 7pm in Kendal Museum and then on the 19th at 8:30pm in Abbot Hall park, there’ll be an observing event for everyone to come along.


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