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Children's Activity Event, Sat 13 Jan 2018, free entry

National Museum Cardiff

National Museum Cardiff

Details

National Museum Cardiff will be hosting a FREE fun-filled day of astronomical activities, shows and displays for all the family on Saturday 13 January, 10am-4pm.

Explore the Museum’s meteorite collection, and use our impact simulator to discover the effects of a meteorite hitting your home town. Think you’ve found a meteorite? Bring it in and our museum scientists will identify it for you.

Interested in stargazing and wondering where to start and where to get help? Come along and talk to your local Astronomical Society! There will be stands from Cardiff, Swansea, Bridgend, Abergavenny, Usk and Heads of the Valleys Astronomical Societies, offering information and help, telescopes on display, merchandise for sale, and various activities and experiments for children of all ages.

See spectacular 3D space shows with AstroCymru or explore the night sky with planetarium shows hosted by Abergavenny, Usk and Heads of the Valleys Astronomical Societies.

Have fun exploring our giant model of the solar system, and have a go at our planets quiz.

Find out how your school can use large robotic telescopes located around the world through the Faulkes Telescope Project, and help us to detect mysterious "cosmic rays" as part of the QuarkNet Cymru and HiSPARC UK projects.

Experience stargazing through the ages – find out what it was like to look through Galileo and Newton’s early telescopes, and how today’s high-tech telescopes compare!

Discover how astronomers at Cardiff University explore and understand our Universe, using light that we see, light that we don't see and even ripples in gravity itself.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs available

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 13 Jan 2018 10:00 to 16:00

Prices

Free entry

Address

Cathays Park,
Cardiff,
CF10 3NP

Location

Directions

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Map reference: ST 183769  Lat: 51.48512 Long: -3.17800

Cardiff's Civic Centre, 20 minutes walk from Cardiff Central Train Station. By car - Junction 32 of the M4.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0.5 miles from Cardiff Queen Street station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available