STFC’s Seeing the Universe in all its light roadshow supports the UK astronomy community, in partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society, showcasing the ‘big telescopes family’ - both ground and space based - focusing on the UK science expertise and economic benefits.
The exhibition, features scale models of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) ground based Very Large Telescope (VLT), and Atacama Large Millimetre Array (ALMA) with space based astronomy missions Herschel and the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) alongside an 8metre interactive wall, an SKA interactive exhibit, a telescope control desk, infra-red astronomy, adaptive optics and Micro Autonomous Robots interactive exhibits details of which can be found in the attached prospectus.
The exhibition has completed 35 events at 32 venues, travelling over 10,800 miles around the UK and, over the course of 321 days, captured the attention of over 167,400 people including the Houses of Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff, the Edinburgh International Science Festival and the Big Bang Fair at Birmingham NEC.
Watch the roadshow build video
Seeing the Universe in all its light / Gweld y Bydysawd yn ei Holl Oleuni
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The road show features stunning science images and interactive exhibits, including: