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Institute of Astronomy - Public



  Open Day 2024 - Saturday 16th March

As part of the Cambridge Science Festival 2024, the Institute of Astronomy and the Kavli Institute for Cosmology will be open to the public on Saturday 16th March, 2-6pm.

There will be activities, demonstrations, and games suitable for all ages provided by the Institute of AstronomyThe Kavli Institute for Cosmology, and the Cambridge Astronomical Association

There will be a series of popular lectures given throughout the day by IoA and Kavli researchers:

  • 2:30pm: Echoes of the Big Bang: probing the origin of our cosmos, by Emilie Hertig
  • 3:15pm: Women in Astronomy talks
  • 4:00pm: A children's astronomy talk, by Maggie Celeste
  • 4:45pm: The first galaxies and their black holes, by Sandro Tacchella

There will be activities for all ages, including children's craft activities.

In addition, the Cambridge Astronomical Association will present planetarium shows at 2:20pm 3:00pm, 3:40pm, 4:20pm, 5:00pm, and 5:40pm.

This event is free, and you don't need to book. Please note there is limited parking on site, which we will keep for disabled visitors only. Please park on the West Cambridge site and walk across to the Institute, or use the Madingley Road Park and Ride (10 minute walk).

For more information, please look at the Cambridge Festival website, and if you still have queries please contact Matt Bothwell.



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