Seeing the Universe in all its light

Date: Fri 30 Jun - Sun 10 SepTime: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Dundee Science Centre

A fascinating exhibition exploring the modern age of astronomy and the amazing world of big telescopes!


The road show features stunning science images and interactive exhibits, including:

  • A replica model of English astronomer Thomas Harriot's first telescope
  • A 1:4 scale model of ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT)
  • A 1:12 scale model of an Atacama Large Millimetre Array (ALMA) antenna
  • A 1:20 scale model of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
  • A 1:10 scale model of Herschel Space Observatory
  • 'Hands-on' exhibits including 'seeing the invisible', 'adaptive optics', 'micro autonomous robots' and a ‘magic planet’.
  • Interactive control desk, providing details on the full spectra of wavelengths used by astronomers
  • Interactive Square Kilometre Array (SKA) exhibit featuring a scale model of one of the antennas