Posted: Thu 6th Oct 2016

To coincide with World Space Week Techniquest Glyndwr is launching the 2016/17 season of Astronomy Club…

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Oct 6th, 2016

Techniquest Glyndwr’s Astronomy Club provides activities and information for people of all ages .

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Each themed session features an engaging talk about an aspect of space or stargazing and includes a journey through the solar system in our StarDome Planetarium.

There will also be hands on activities and, of course – weather permitting – the chance for some actual stargazing with telescopes and several experts on-hand with advice!

The cost is just £5 per person (adult or child) with a 10% discount for valid Annual Passholders.

The seasons:

  • Why do we have seasons?
  • What happens with the Earth’s seasons?
  • Do other planets have them?

These questions and more will be covered in the special live science show delivered as part of the evening’s activities.

In Techniquest Glyndwr’s inflatable StarDome planetarium you will be able to see the changes in the night sky you can observe as summer gives way to autumn and winter.

And we have some special ‘hands on’ activity related to the seasons for the younger members of the astronomy club.

Future Astronomy Club Sessions

Saturday 
12th November
6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Comets, Asteroids and Meteors
What are they? How are they formed? How do they affect us on earth?
Saturday
10th December

6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Team Space
Problem solving in space . It is 12 months since UK and ESA astronaut Tim Peake blasted off towards the International Space Station – we look at the team behind the astronaut. 
Saturday 
7th January 2017
6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
A brief history of stargazing
A brief look at stargazing through the centuries
Saturday
11th February 2017

6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Living on other planets
How we can live in space and on other planets.
Saturday
11th March 2017
6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Exploring the solar system
A look at space goings on over the last 6 months.

More about Techniquest Glyndwr’s Astronomy Club

Techniquest Glyndŵr, Glyndŵr University Campus, Mold Road, Wrexham, LL11 2AW

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