Take a look through an optical telescope with astronomers from local society MaccAstro and students from the University of Manchester’s Astronomy Society. Fingers crossed for clear skies! Alongside them will be Nic Bonne from ‘Tactile Universe’ - a project that enables you to explore the heavens through your fingertips using 3D images of astronomical objects for people with sight impairments. And for a deeper view of space, join the National Schools Observatory at the Big Bang Stage for a live link up to the Liverpool Telescope; a 2-metre fully autonomous optical telescope located in the Canary Islands. Find out how you can get your hands on your very own astronomical data from a world-class telescope without leaving the comfort of your living room!
Please note that all activities are weather dependent.
Head to the Big Bang Stage from 21:30-01:30 on Saturday and 21:30-00:30 on Sunday to discover.
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