The exhibition is open Saturday 17th May to Saturday 24th May inclusive, 10am to 4pm each day. Entrance is free and no booking is required for the main exhibit.
The exhibition features stunning science images and interactive exhibits, including:
Scale models of ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), The James Webb Space Telescope and the Herschel Space Observatory.
Hands-on exhibits including seeing the invisible, adaptive optics and micro autonomous robots
An interactive control desk providing details on the full spectra of wavelengths used by astronomers
An 8 metre interactive wall featuring an 'astronomical wow facts' screen, interactive touchscreen and a large 3D screen.
Historical science papers from the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) & the Thomas Harriot trust.
There will also be three evening events free of charge, but booking required. See https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stfc-seeing-the-universe-qub-tickets-10269455217
Saturday 17th May, 7:00pm. ”Seeing stars: science and education with big telescopes” - public lecture by Professor Paul Roche (University of South Wales). Larmor Lecture theatre, main campus, Queen's University Belfast.
Tuesday 20th May, 7:00pm. ”Ask an Astronomer” event - public question and answers with astronomers from the QUB Astrophysics Research Centre. Canada Room, Lanyon building, main campus, Queen's University Belfast.
Thursday 22nd May, 7:00pm. ”Astronomy and Big Telescopes” - public lecture by Dame Professor Jocelyn Bell-Burnell (University of Oxford). Larmor Lecture theatre, main campus, Queen's University Belfast.
Lunchtime lectures - no booking required
Each lunchtime from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd Dr. Robert Ryans of the Astrophysics Research Centre will be giving one of his entertaining lectures on The Science of Sci-fi Weapons. There are four lectures and a different one will be given each day, each lasting about 35 minutes. Lectures will be held at 1pm in the Bell Lecture Theatre in the Main Physics Building, no booking is necessary.