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Silly Solly and the Shooting Stars

Solly Snail wants to be chosen for his garden's soccer team and thinks up ways to become a speedier snail, so that he will be chosen. He decides to ask a shooting star to help him, but does his plan work and will he be chosen for his garden's soccer team? Join him on his quest and find out what happened.

28 June – 20 July
Monday to Friday - 11:00, 12:00 & 15:00
Saturday – 12:00 & 15:30
Sunday – 12:00 & 15:30

Especially for children aged 5 and older

Living Inside the Cosmic Egg

On a clear night you cannot see forever, even with the most powerful telescope imaginable. The observable universe ends abruptly at an opaque wall, created by the conditions that followed the big bang beginning. That wall appears to surround us - forming the shell of a hollow sphere, with us at the centre - a Cosmic Egg that contains everything of our universe. Generally dark inside - at least to normal eyesight - it is populated with billions of galaxies, each a gigantic city of stars in itself, each star probably having its own solar system. 

30 June – 18 July
Monday to Friday – 13:00

Suitable for teenagers & adults

A Basic Guide to Stargazing

This presentation will give you a basic understanding of the night sky and how it changes through the year. We introduce some easily recognisable constellations, explain the nature of stars and the galaxy in which we live and give basic information in using binoculars and small telescopes.

21 July – 7 December
Monday to Friday – 14:00(excluding 4 August, 1, 24 September, 3 November, 1-5 December)
Tuesday evening - 20:00 (& sky talk) (excluding 2 December)
Saturday - 14:30
Sunday - 14:30
24 September – 14:30


Suitable for teenagers & adults