Stargazing Oxford 2020

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Saturday, January 25th, 2020

Event Summary

Each year over 1,000 people of all ages gather at Stargazing Oxford as they seek to explore the wonders of the Universe. Join us again for a space-themed open day in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford. Activities include talks, hands-on stalls and observing (night-sky, solar and radio).

Our friendly astronomers will be on hand to answer all of your questions including: “What constellations can you see in the night sky this month?”, “Why do stars explode?”, “Is there life on other planets?” and “What happened at the very beginning of the universe?”.

Rain or shine, there will be plenty of astronomy to immerse yourself in.
Daytime activities: 2-8pm

Science cafe: Talk to our researchers and explore space science through hands-on stalls and activities.
AstroCrafts: Get creative with astronomy-themed craft activities* New for 2020:In the spirit of sustainability, we are introducing a theme of upcycling to Astrocrafts this year. If you have any cereal packets or old cds, please bring them to Astrocrafts to make your own spectroscope!
Virtual reality: Be guided through the amazing multi-coloured Universe in our immersive VR experience (NEW).
Planetary science: Explore the planets in our solar system and find out how we can discover many more planets outside of it.
Radio observing: Find neutral hydrogen in the Milky Way through remote observation with the Roswitha Wetton telescope, which is located on the roof of the DWB.
Constellation installation: Take a journey through a constellation with this three dimensional installation of Orion.
Flash talks: Listen to bite-sized flash talks on a wide range of fascinating topics covering the latest research in astronomy and astrophysics. Talk titles and times below.
Observing advice: You can also get some hints and tips about star-gazing at home, with workshops run by local experts from Oxfordshire amateur astronomy groups and the University physics department.
Star shows: Tours of the night sky in the inflatable planetarium.

*Astrocraft activities finish at 7pm

Price: Free

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Denys Wilkinson Building, Department Of Physics
Keble Road

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