Ulster Museum, Belfast
Hubble – the first major optical telescope to be placed in space – takes pictures of stars, planets and galaxies as it whirls around Earth at about 17,000mph. Since its launch in 1990 it has travelled more than 3 billion miles at an altitude of about 340 miles. Yet Hubble is only 13.3 meters (43.5 feet) long – the length of a large school bus. Robert Hill, from Northern Ireland Space Office, will show us some of Hubble’s most recent fascinating images of deep space and explain what they are all about. Whether you are a space novice or an informed enthusiast, you will leave in complete awe of this small telescope in such an enormous ‘Space’ and what it has revealed to us.
This event will take place on Saturday 1 October 2016
Suitable for age 10 upwards
Tickets cost £3 each or £10 for family of four with at least one adult.
To book go to www.nmni.com/um/What-s-on
Early booking is recommended