If you’re interested in the aurora or anything space related, we might just have the event for you!
Lancaster University are holding a Community Day on Saturday 6th May. It will be a day full of exhibitions, mini talks, hands-on activities, food and drink, and live music and performance – all held within the University’s beautiful 560-acre campus.
What’s more is that the AuroraWatch UK team will be there too! We will be “all hands on deck” as part of the Space and Planetary Physics Group’s “Tour of the Solar System”.
In addition to answering any of your space- or aurora-related questions, we’ll be running all sorts of activities including:
- A workshop to help you build your own “pop-bottle magnetometer” (tools and equipment will all be supplied).
- An emission lamp and aurora display – learn about atomic emission lines and why we see different colours in the aurora.
- An awe-inspiring display of space-related images and videos – including of auroras at other planets!
- A magic planet, come see how the aurora form in ovals around our poles, what the surface of Mars looks like, and much more.
- An explore the solar system display where you can find out about the different planets in our solar system and show off what you’ve learnt by earning our solar system explorer sticker!
The activities are all suitable for children. However, for the build your own magnetometer workshop, adult supervision will be required for anyone under the age of 16.
We hope to see you there!