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Event this saturday - 8 March at Dundee Sceience Centre

Posted: 06 Mar 2014, 18:42
by goldblade1983
See below from extract from email I received from Dundee Science Centre about an event in conjunction with Dundee Asto Soc on Saturday 8 March

SKYNIGHT at Dundee Science Centre


Skynight has been devised by the Discovery, Science, Engineering and Arts Group, in partnership with Dundee Astronomical Society, Liftport group and Dundee Science Centre.

Fittingly, Saturday March 8 is the last day of National Astronomy Week, and also an excellent day for direct Moon observation.

Five large telescopes and binoculars will available to visitors throughout the evening, manned by experts from Dundee Astronomical Society. Dundee Science Centre’s exhibitions will also be open, with drop-in Solar System discussions, Mindball, and live ‘Science on the Spot’ shows.

Guest speakers arranged by the DSEA group will take centre stage. At 5.30pm, there will be a lively and futuristic interaction with Michael Laine of Liftport. This will be take place via weblink, with the public taking part in a discussion about his plans to create a lunar space elevator, as well as the infrastructure involved, and associated benefits.
For over 100 years, the pinnacle achievement in space development has been the proposed ‘Space Elevator’ and, although that remains a futuristic development, Mr Laine’s company is in the process of constructing a Lunar Space Elevator Infrastructure which will serve as an essential precursor technology.

Then, from 6-7.30pm, Dundee Astronomical Society members will be available to discuss various aspects of astronomy, including the history of the moon.
Finally, at 7.30pm, there will be a second talk given by weblink. This will be delivered by a NASA Mystery Guest Speaker whose identity will be revealed on the night.

The evening will be subject to normal Dundee Science Centre entry costs, and will be free to members. Group packages are available.

For more Information on National Astronomy Week, please visit http://www.astronomyweek.org.uk

For more information about the DSEA group, please visit https://www.facebook.com/DSEAgroup