Rugby's museum invites residents to boldly go along to space-themed evening - The Rugby Observer

Rugby's museum invites residents to boldly go along to space-themed evening

Rugby Editorial 13th May, 2017   0

THE FINAL frontier beckons for visitors to Rugby Art Gallery and Museum at its annual Night at Your Museum celebration on Friday May 19.

Visitors can meet Astronaut George, from the National Space Centre, at mission control before blasting off on an intergalactic exploration around the building.

A 360-degree cinematic experience by Immersive Pictures will be screened in the Star Dome, while stargazers can scan the skies through telescopes courtesy of the Rugby Astronomy Society.

The team from the National Space Centre will host talks and demonstrations throughout the event, including the chance to build a cardboard rocket and launch it.

Visitors can also enter deep space in the UV Universe, making glow-in-the-dark art with ultraviolet paint, while space oddities can be created at art and craft sessions.

Other art activities include creating constellations of stars and the chance to dress up as an alien, while youngsters can enjoy sensory play sessions.

Night at Your Museum runs from 5.45pm to 9.30pm. Tickets cost £2 per person (children under two free) and allow two hours admission to the event. Entry to the Star Dome costs an extra £1.50 (over-fives only).

Admission times start at 5.45pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm, and include entry to the World Rugby Hall of Fame and Archaeology Gallery.

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