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Astronomy Day

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All Day Event

On: Saturday, Sep 30th 2017
Quarterhouse
  • 49 Tontine St, Folkestone CT20 1BN, UK (0.6 miles from town centre)
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The School of Physical Sciences at the University of Kent bring their mobile planetarium to Folkestone’s Quarterhouse.

Using the free software Stellarium, visitors are invited to take a look into the night sky and discover more about the objects that you can see out in space. Each presenter-led session lasts for 30 minutes and is geared towards a specific knowledge level.

Family sessions (for ages 5+; no babies): 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm

Adult beginner session: 4pm

Adult intermediate session: 5pm

Followed by an introduction to the latest research in astrophysics (on ‘impact cratering’ and the search for habitable locations within our solar system) from 6-7pm in the Quarterhouse bar by Dr Kathryn Harriss, researcher in the Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science (CAPS) at the University of Kent.

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