18-19 July, Jodrell Bank nr Manchester - Archaeoastronomy/Apollo 11

18-19 July, Jodrell Bank nr Manchester - Archaeoastronomy/Apollo 11

Postby Graham Southorn » Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:13 pm

Just received from Jodrell Bank (via email, not radio beams [;)])

Astronomy through the ages
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Join us on Saturday 18th July when visiting archaeologists and astronomers
will give talks throughout the day about astronomy through the ages. The
programme of talks extends from 11am to 4:30 pm and includes astronomy and
the Egyptian Pyramids, new discoveries at Stonehenge and skywatching with
the Aztecs. Visitors will also be able to take a walk with GPS satellite
navigation to draw their own Nazca lines and discover the night sky of
ancient Egypt in our inflatable planetarium. More details on our wesbite
(see below).

40th anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landings
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On Sunday 19th July we will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Moon
Landings. We will have presentations from Sir Bernard Lovell, Professor
Colin Pillinger, most famous for his work on Beagle 2, and Andrew Smith
author of 'Moondust: In Search of the Men who fell to Earth'. We also have
special messages from Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Professor Stephen
Hawking. During the afternoon we will be sending voice messages as radio
transmissions to the Moon, bouncing them off its surface and catching their
returning echoes with the Lovell Telescope, an event not to be missed! You
can even enter our competition to bounce your own voice off the Moon, for
more details visit our website. The events take place between 12 noon and
4pm.

The admission charge for each of the two day's events is 4 pounds for adults
and 2 pounds for concessions. A barbeque will be available on Sunday at an
additional cost of 6 pounds per head.

We recommend booking in advance. Tickets are available from the Jodrell Bank
Visitor Centre by telephoning 01477 571339 or see the Jodrell Bank website
for further information www.manchester.ac.uk/jodrellbank/viscen
Graham Southorn
 
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