Cambridge Science Centre

Cosmic

23rd July - 22nd June

 

Discover

COSMIC invites you to step out of this world into a space adventure, exploring our solar system, the stars, and the extraordinary machines we travel in and send out to discover new frontiers. Its hands on and interactive exhibits put you firmly at the controls.

  • Safe in space

    Space is a dangerous place with many hazards - take a trip with us to discover the dangers astronauts face and the ways they are protected.

    2nd June
    12:00pm
  • Table Top Rocket

    Join Jon London to discover some of the history, science, and explosive mayhem of rockets. He will also be setting off gunpowder and rocket engine in a Science Centre, what could possibly go wrong?

    29th July
    12:00pm - 12:20pm
  • Table Top Rocket

    Join Jon London to discover some of the history, science and explosive mayhem of rockets. He will also be setting off gunpowder and a rocket engine in a Science Centre, what could possibly go wrong?!

    29th July
    2:00pm - 2:20pm
  • Table Top Rocket

    Join Jon London to discover some of the history, science and explosive mayhem of rockets. He will also be setting off gunpowder and a rocket engine in a Science Centre, what could possibly go wrong?!

    30th July
    12:00pm - 12:20pm
  • Table Top Rocket

    Join Jon London to discover some of the history, science and explosive mayhem of rockets. He will also be setting off gunpowder and a rocket engine in a Science Centre, what could possibly go wrong?!

    30th July
    2:00pm - 2:20pm
  • Beyond the Rainbow

    Explore space and unravel the mysteries of our Sun, planets, the birth and death of stars, and black holes using light beyond the visible.

    31st July
    12:00pm - 12:30pm
  • Beyond the Rainbow

    Explore space and unravel the mysteries of our Sun, planets, the birth and death of stars, and black holes using light beyond the visible.

    31st July
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Small bodies of the Solar System

    Meet the lesser-known members of our Solar System - comets, asteroids and dwarf planets - and find out what we have learnt from the latest space missions to visit them.

    3rd August
    12:00pm

Crammed full of interactive fun and exciting shows, COSMIC brings a thrilling Space experience to all ages. Highlights will include the opportunity to get up close to a real rocket engine; find out how planets orbit around massive celestial bodies and discover how we explore the stars.

Opens 23 July 2015.

Exhibits include

  • Gravity Funnel - Test out orbits and the effects of gravity
  • See how infrared cameras can change our view of the universe
  • Reveal stellar secrets with our our hands-on spectroscope
  • Working in a spacesuit is tricky! Find out how hard it is to work in a vacuum with a special pair of astronaut gloves
  • Build and test your own Mars Lander
  • Simulate cosmic collisions with our 'smashing' new interactive table
  • Explore the phases of the moon
  • Can a bell ring in outer space? Uncover what happens to sound in a vacuum
  • Build your own telescope

More information coming soon.

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