Posts tagged with 'planetarium'
“O, swear not by the moon, the fickle moon, the inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circle orb…”
Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare)
Think about your living room. The items on a shelf, or a table. How often do you look at them, really look at them?
You know there’s a photo of you and a friend, or there’s a statue that Auntie Edwina gave you tucked in a corner. You know they’re there, but you’re so used to them that you barely give them a second glance. Could you, without looking, describe them? The colours, the pose, the material, or would you have to think really hard? It’s amazing how when we get used to something, we become blasé about it, not giving it a second thought.
We tend to do this with the moon. We know it’s there. Occasionally we might notice it when it’s bright and full, or if a story appears about a ‘super-moon’. How often do you look for it in the daytime? Or when it’s a thin crescent or a half moon? Read more…
14 September 2018 by Ann
It’s only three days to launch for a new programme of Planetarium shows! From Monday 17 September you can explore the mysteries of the universe and the wonders of the night sky with our mind blowing shows without leaving the comfort and safety of your seat. Our shows explain the latest scientific discoveries for young and old alike and feature current scientific research that helps us learn more about planet Earth and our universe.
For only £3 for Adults and £2 for children (aged 3+) and concessions, far less than a ticket on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceflights, let us take you into space and widen your horizons.
Better still National Museums Liverpool members can now see Planetarium shows for free, just collect a ticket from the ground floor information desk on the day before you jet up to the fifth floor Space and Time gallery. Read more…
13 June 2016 by Andrew
25 January 2016 by Felicity
Exciting news just in! World Museum has been selected as the only venue in the UK to host a live educational in-flight call with Tim Peake during his mission on board the International Space Station. Read more…
16 December 2015 by Felicity
Yesterday World Museum shared the amazing moment that astronaut Tim Peake blasted off on his journey to the International Space Station with 300 extremely excited Merseyside primary school children!
We were also joined by CBBC’s Newsround crew, which only made the moment more memorable for the children – we had lots of fans of the show in the room! Read more…
22 October 2015 by Paula
Jon Marrow, our Senior Education Manager tells us all about the start of Destination Space:
“I can’t wait for our next star gazing evening at World Museum at 6pm this Friday 23 October. It’ll be special because it is the first event of our wonderful new Destination Space programme which celebrates the European Space Agency’s first British astronaut, Tim Peake, going into space. Read more…
12 December 2012 by Angela
Here’s John Moran, Education demonstrator at the Planetarium paying tribute to Sir Patrick Moore:
“Sir Patrick Alfred Caldwell Moore CBE, FRS, FRAS to give him his full title sadly passed away last week but he leaves behind a true legacy of not only astronomical knowledge but also of broadcasting over 50 years to which I am personally very grateful. The Sky at Night is the longest continuous show in British television history and is still going strong. Read more…
5 March 2012 by Lisa
It’s planet-hunting time! Here’s John Moran from the planetarium to tell us what to look out for this month…
During March there will be more planets on view that you can shake a reflecting telescope at! Even if you have an obstructed view of part of the sky there will still be a planet or two to look at in the part of the sky that you can see.
At around 9pm we will still have Venus shining bright in the extreme west of the sky; in the south there is Jupiter, south-east there is Mars and finally in the east we have Saturn. If that doesn’t get you excited then nothing will. It’s at times like this that I wish I had a telescope with ‘go-to technology’ – just press a button and it finds your target instantly. Plus, you can also hook it up to a laptop. Sounds brill doesn’t it?
On the 13 March we have a planetary conjunction with Venus and Jupiter. This is when two or more planets come very close together in the sky from our viewpoint, at which point they will be less than the width of a full moon apart. So, if you look through a telescope or binoculars they will be in the same field of view as each other. Try and notice from now on these two planets as they draw ever closer to each other. Read more…