Saturday 30th March 2019
Start time : 09:45
Speaker : NASA
This meeting replaces the CYA March meeting at the Institute of Astronomy.
As part of the CAA 60th anniversary celebrations we are having a special showing of the Hubble 3D.
The film follows the last servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope as the crew of the shuttle Atlantis undertake a number of space walks (EVAs) to repair and improve the HST and were accompanied by an IMAX camera. As you will see all does not go smoothly, and an act of vandalism is needed by astronaut Michael Massimino to solve one problem. At the end of the 125th shuttle mission HST is left in the best condition it's ever been in, producing brilliant images of the Universe.
You will also fly deep into the Orion nebula where you see protoplanetary disks, as well as passing by galaxies as you travel through the Hubble Deep Field, all in wonderful 3D.
- CYA members £7
- child non-members £9
- CAA members £8
- adult non-members £10
If paying by cheque: Please make payable to the Cambridge Astronomical Association and send to Brian Lister, 80 Ramsden Square, Cambridge, CB4 2BL
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Name and Address and the number of members and non member tickets or guests required.
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If you want to make more of a day out, the Cambridge Science Centre is less than 300 metres away. There are lots of hands-on activities and the present theme is Lifeworks. We tried, but were unable to get a group discount (sorry!), so standard entry prices apply.
Any queries, please email Brian or phone him on 01223 420954.
And yes, you do get to keep the 3D glasses!