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Walking on the moon as Space Day returns to the Hive

Two children place their faces in a cutout image at a previous Space Day. Published Thursday, 26th September 2019

You can reach for the stars next Saturday as Space Day is coming back to The Hive, giving you the chance to feel like you really are millions of miles away.

The event on Saturday October 5th is being held in conjunction with The British Interplanetary Society West Midlands branch. 

The astronomically popular Immersive Dome Experience returns so you can once again learn about the wonders of the night sky in the 360 degree Immersive mobile planetarium.

Tickets are available via The Hive website costing £4 for children and £5 for adults.

It will be hosted at the Hive from 10:30am - 4:00pm.

Visitors will be able to handle meteorites, take a virtual reality walk on another planet, and use a simulator to dock the Soyuz capsule.

Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Communities said: “Space Day is traditionally one of the Hive’s most popular events and is an ideal way to round off the Space Chase theme of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

It really is an event that out of this world, and one the Hive really looks forward to bringing back every year.”

Staff from the University of Worcester will also be at the event, explaining  the use of robots to explore other planets. The University of Wolverhampton will be hosting Science Busking sessions, giving you the chance to create a ‘Space Odyssey’ of your own.

There will also be a screening at 11:00am of the “Space Queens” documentary film which explores women’s roles in the Space industry, There really are an astronomical amount of different activities in store!