STFC’s Seeing the Universe in all its light roadshow, in partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society, supported the UK astronomy community showcasing the ‘big telescopes family’ - both ground and space based - focusing on the UK science expertise and economic benefits.
The exhibition featured scale models of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) ground based Very Large Telescope (VLT), Atacama Large Millimetre Array (ALMA), space based astronomy missions Herschel and the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), an 8metre interactive wall, an SKA interactive exhibit, a telescope control desk, infra-red astronomy, adaptive optics and Micro Autonomous Robots interactive exhibits.
The roadshow was decommissioned in March 2018, by which time it had completed 35 events at 32 venues, travelled over 10,800 miles around the UK and, over the course of 321 days, captured the attention of over 167,400 people at venues including the Houses of Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff, the Edinburgh International Science Festival and the Big Bang Fair at Birmingham NEC.
For more information on big telescopes please see Big Telescopes.
Seeing the Universe in all its light / Gweld y Bydysawd yn ei Holl Oleuni