I have not yet been to Ely, but this Science Festival might just change that! Roughly 90 minutes by train from London, the impressive Ely Cathedral will soon host a ‘Museum of the Moon’, suspended from the its ceiling along with multiple weeks (May 19th-June 2nd) of other astronomically awesome events. Mark your calendars, and see you there for a wide sweep of events, including many oriented for children/families.
A few of the awesome events in the programme (more events found in the full programme linked here):
Sun 19th May: Keynote Lecture by Lord Rees, Astronomer Royal
Mon 20th May: A night at the Cathedral – explore the cathedral by night and take a look at the ‘Museum of the Moon’, suspended from the cathedral’s ceiling. Also includes exhibits and interactive displays.
Tue 21st May: TV presenter and author Dallas Campbell takes you on a ‘tour’ of the science and history of human spaceflight, to mark the 50thAnniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings.
Fri 24th May: Christopher John Lintott FRAS is a Professor of Astrophysics in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford. He presents “I want to believe: An Astonomer’s Search for Aliens”.
Sat 25th May: Fly me to the Moon with 78RPM Big Band: spend the evening listening to jazz vocalist Joanna Eden, with selections from Glen Miller, Ella Fitzgerald, David Bowie and Van Morrison.
Tue 28th May sees Matthew Bothwell from the Cambridge Institute of Astronomy, presenting a children’s lecture at 4pm, followed by an Adult lecture at 7pm.
AND LOTS MORE!