Is There Anybody Out There?

Aliens, little green men…is life out there? The prospects of extra-terrestrial life will be explored in Dundee this weekend.

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In what is the latest ‘Meet the Expert’ event at Dundee Science Centre, ‘Beyond the Sky’ will run from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 12 August and is included as part of normal admission.

The event complements the Summer space extravaganza which runs through to Sunday 10 September 2017. ‘Boom! Bang! Blast Off!’ sees visitors embark on a voyage to the moon and back, with a host of stellar activities, shows and exhibitions for visitors of all ages, including the chance to handle some real Moon rocks (until Wednesday 30 August 2017).

Those taking part this Saturday include Astronomer and prolific science writer David Darling who will be discussing extra-terrestrial life.

Meanwhile, University of St Andrews researchers will be revealing their ‘Shine’ creation which explores how we study far off stars and galaxies.

Last but by no means least, Dundee Astronomical Society will also be showcasing their expertise and a host of telescopes, meteorites and imagery. If the weather is fair, visitors will have the chance to view the sun, look at solar flares and sun spots. They will also be testing out Dundee Science Centre’s brand new five foot telescope, the ten inch ‘Dobsonian’.

Calum McAndrew, Exhibition and Community Engagement Officer said, “As part of our Space-tastic Summer, we’re delighted to be welcoming some local experts into the Centre to show off some of their amazing Space-related gadgets and creations. This event is a must for anyone with an interest in what exists above us, and how we can explore the skies above more closely.”

Full details of this year’s ‘Meet the Expert’ events, which take place on the second Saturday of the month, can be found at www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk. Alternatively, telephone 01382 228800. Dundee Science Centre is open daily from 10am-5pm.

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