Where did the Universe come from? How big is Space? How will the universe end? What was the Big Bang? How far can we see?
Have you ever pondered these questions on a clear starry night? - if yes, then this night may be for you.
Cosmology is the study of the universe on a very large scale: its evolution and potential future conditions. In it are buried the most fundamental and important answers to how our universe came to be. Tonight Gary will take you on a whistle-stop tour of space and time looking at the Big Bang and examining ancient light from the beginning of the universe itself.
You will look into the expansion of the universe - as well as dark matter and dark energy - to better understand the nature of the cosmos. Along the way you will learn about the strange properties of space and how it taught us it's more fascinating and magical than we ever imagined.
After the talk, Gary will take you outside under the dark skies of Grassholme to see firsthand objects in our universe that have had a direct effect on how we are starting to unlock the puzzle. From distant galaxies so far away their light has travelled toward us for millions of years - to special types of stars in our near neighbourhood - and everything in between.
What a night this one promises to be!
For more information, please visit Grassholme Observatory's website.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£21.00 per person per day|
|For 65+ and 1-16 years or Blue Badge Holder||£18.00 per ticket type|
Tickets must be pre-booked.
|Season (6 Feb 2022)|
|Season (20 Feb 2022)|
* You should arrive at Grassholme no later than 15 minutes before the start of your session.