Summer Holidays - Space Week

Enjoy summer at the Great North Museum: Hancock with fun-filled events on a different theme each week of the holidays.

 

Dates

Tuesday 29 August - Thursday 31 August

Visitor information

Times

Tuesday 29 August
11am - 3pm
Throughout the museum

Wednesday 30 August
11am - 1pm
Planetarirum, first floor

Thursday 31 August
11am - 3pm
Hadrian's Wall gallery, ground floor


Price

Donations welcome (free entry).

Limited free tickets available on the day, first come, first served for The Invisible Universe planetarium shows.


More information to help you plan your visit

About

Enjoy summer at the Great North Museum: Hancock with fun-filled events on a different theme each week of the holidays. Event days of each week are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The final week of the holidays is Space Week. Join us for special Planetarium takeovers with new shows to enjoy.


Tuesday 29 August
Space Trail

Pick up a trail from Reception and head off on a space adventure around the museum.


Wednesday 30 August
The Invisible Universe

Come along to see a special planetarium show at 11am, 12 noon and 1pm.

Everything we know about the Universe comes from studying light. But there is more to light than the colours our eyes can see. Astronomers now use telescopes that can detect radio waves, infra-red radiation and many other invisible types of light. Come and see what the invisible sky looks like in a special show devised and presented by Dr Andrew Fletcher from the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at Newcastle University. The space in between the stars is not empty!

In between shows, Astronomers from Newcastle University will demonstrating infra-red light in the museum galleries.


Thursday 31 August
Object Handling

Handle a meteorite from outer space (some of the oldest objects in the museum collection) and other items that often get mistaken for meteorites, such as slag, iron ore and basalt.