Reserve your place through the NTU website: https://www.ntu.ac.uk/about-us/events/events/2018/01/open-dome-event-adrift
Our continued exploration of space and orbiting satellites around Earth have left us with the tricky issue of space junk. On Earth we have strict legislation on waste disposal. But in space the impact remains hidden from us.
Adrift is an arts project by artists Cath Le Couteur and Nick Ryan. The project explores the secret world of space junk, making it personal, visible and audible. The project will be presented by key artists elaborating on the interactive experience, the documentary and sound installation.
Booking is required for this event. While attending, you consent to filming, photography, and sound recording – which may include you as a member of the audience – and its use in publication or advertising distribution, either printed or online, without payment or copyright.
The event will start at 8 pm with Adrift artist talking about The Secret World of Space Junk. Refreshments will be offered from 7.45 pm in the CELS foyer. Afterwards, visitors will get a tour of the NTU observatory and the chance to see interesting objects in the winter sky using the observatory's telescopes, small telescopes and binoculars, if the weather allows it.
If the weather is not good, a small planetarium session will be offered in the observatory pointing out objects of interest