Monday, November 30, 2009

Star Gazing Events

To celebrate the launch of the Star Gazing exhibition we will be having a FREE Family Day on Saturday 5th December, 11am – 4pm at Bedford Gallery

Activities include two FREE rocket-making workshops aimed at children aged 4 – 9yrs, led by Tom Karen, the designer of the iconic Raleigh Chopper and the 3-wheeled Bond Bug. These will start at 11am and 2pm and can be pre-booked via Bedford Museum on 01234 353323. Rocket launching will take place at the end of each workshop!
Members of the Bedford Astronomical Society will also be on hand, giving telescope demonstrations and answering your astronomy questions.

Other star-gazing events include a FREE evening lecture at Bedford Gallery, Tue 8th December, 7pm. ‘Admiral Smyth and Astronomy in Bedford’ promises to tell the fascinating story of astronomy in Bedford, given by Linton Guise, Astronomer at Bedford School. Supported by the Royal Society.

On Friday 15th January there will be an open evening at the Piazzi Smyth Observatory and Wolfson Planetarium, 7pm at Bedford School.

Call the Art Gallery & Museum on 01234 353323 to book your place on one of these very special visits. A planetarium show will be followed by a rare chance to view distant stars through the observatory telescope – providing it’s a clear night!
Also, on Wednesday 16th December, 1pm at Bedford Gallery there will be a FREE lunchtime talk given by the Bedford Astronomical Society. ‘Astronomy – a beginners guide’ will be a brief introduction and overview for those interested to learn more about astronomy