Summer Holidays: To the Moon and Back

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Event type: 
Admission: 
Free
Location: 
National Maritime Museum, Learning space
Season: 
Family fun

This summer journey to the moon and back with crafts and experiments that fire up your imagination and send you rocketing into space. Learn about the realities of space with Royal Observatory Explainers.

Moon Explorers

27, 28 July

11.00-13.00 | 14.00-16.00

What do you know about the moon? Find out what the moon's surface is like with an Observatory Science Explainer before creating a moon buggy fit for moon exploration!

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Lunar Landscapes

3, 4 August

11.00-13.00 | 14.00-16.00

Come and create a giant collaborative lunar community. With Observatory Science Explainers, think about what we need to survive and thrive on the moon, then get building! But, should we be going at all?

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Rocket Races

10 August

11.00-13.00 | 14.00-16.00

What does a rocket need to get into space? With an Observatory Science Explainer, find out how rockets fight gravity and then design your own rocket to test out.

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The Moon: Fact or Fiction?

11 August

11.00-13.00 | 14.00-16.00

What lies on the far side of the moon? Be inspired by fantastical stories about what is living on the dark side of the moon and create a simple sculpture with your own magical ideas. Find out what we really know about the far side of the moon with an Observatory Science Explainer.

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A Trip to the Moon

18 August

11.00-13.00 | 14.00-16.00

Be inspired by journeys to the moon and create your own shadow puppet. Perform a story using moonlight and learn more about this fantastic phenomenon from an Observatory Science Explainer.

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Rocket Posters

24, 25 August

11.00-13.00 | 14.00-16.00

Be inspired by science fiction posters exploring space travel and create your own fantastical poster. Find out more about space travel from an Observatory Science Explainer.

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Solar Barges

31 August, 1 September

11.00-13.00 | 14.00-16.00

The Ancient Egyptians worshipped Thoth, god of writing, magic and wisdom and the moon. Thoth had a seat of honour in the sky boat so at night he could help defeat a serpent that tried to destroy the sun god. Be inspired by this story and create your own moon-themed boat fit for a god.

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