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This month: Giant Telescopes

17th April, 7-9pm

We take a look at some of the most powerful ‘eyes’ in the world: giant telescopes that scan our skies to discover the things we cannot see ourselves. Find out how light from the distant universe is collected, studied and utilised to bring us the stunning images and fascinating discoveries we have come to know in the age of science. Plus all the latest news from the astronomy world, covered in an easy-to-follow fashion.

The Starlight Odyssey Sessions give you all this and more:

  • 2-hour presentation
  • Planetarium session
  • Night sky update
  • Astronomy news
  • Example equipment and books
  • Refreshments included
  • Questions and discussion welcome

As a former teacher and amateur astronomer, Laurence Anslow is uniquely placed to explain difficult concepts and make the world of astronomy accessible to everyone. With something for the novice and experienced stargazer alike, Starlight Odyssey is not to be missed!

Each month we cover a new topic, exploring everything from historical discoveries, to present-day research and possibilities for the future. Past shows include Return to the Moon and Destination Mars. Plus get all the latest astronomy news in one informal and easy to understand evening!

Presented by Laurence Anslow, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, and Chloe Elliott, a former Winston Astronomy student and Astrophysics graduate of the University of Exeter.

We look forward to meeting you for two hours of all things cosmic!

Please note the planetarium is NOT suitable for those with sensitivity to flashing lights and/or dizzying motion. If you require accessible facilities, please let us know in advance. Latecomers will not be admitted.

Your Starlight Odyssey Presenters

Due to the current situation involving Covid-19, Woking Planetarium is currently closed until further notice. We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope you will join us for more space exploration in the future!Click here for more information