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Seeing the Universe in all its light – an exhibition showcasing the ‘big telescopes family’

daily 21 January 2017 - 26 March 2017
Location: Life Science Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne
Seeing the Universe in all its light – an exhibition showcasing the ...
Included in Science Centre admission Ages 7+

Explore the amazing world of big telescopes!

Visit the modern age of astronomy with scale models of impressive ground- and space-based telescopes, including a scaled-down replica of one of the 66 dishes in the Atacama Large Millimetre Array (ALMA) located on a plateau at an altitude of 5,000m in Chile, South America! Other highlights include models of the Herschel Space Observatory and the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) – the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Then take a trip back in time and see a replica of the telescope used by Thomas Harriot, Britain’s first astronomer, which was used to draw the first image of the Moon seen through a telescope, several months before the famous astronomer Galileo Galilei.

The exhibition, created by UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) in partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society, also includes interactive exhibits and informative artwork.



Life is home to a whole host of exciting exhibitions. They tend to be interactive and hands-on, so don't be afraid to get involved!