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Space Day at The Hive

A fun and interactive space event is taking place at The Hive, Worcester this October.

The free Space Day of talks, storytelling and educational activities for adults and children is on Saturday 7 October from 11am to 4pm.

Space experts and authors will be sharing their stories and knowledge on the sun, stars, our solar system, and how astronauts live in space. There will be an opportunity to try out super powerful telescopes, watch static rocket firings, enter the Design a Spaceship Competition and visit more than twenty displays on level 0.

In both the morning and afternoon children's author Hazel Hiles will be reading from her book 'Robbie's Supersonic Rocket' and signing copies of her book which will be on sale.

At 1.15pm Dave Shayler from the Astro Info Service will be explaining how and why we go into space and what we do when we are there in his talk. And at 2.30pm Alun Brunstrom from the European Space Agency with be talking about how space helps you every day. Both talks are free but reserving a seat via The Hive's website is recommended as spaces are limited.

Janine Downes, Library Services Manager at The Hive, said: “Space Day is a great event for all the family. What makes it so popular with visitors, young and old, is that there are some really hands-on activities, lots of enthusiasts and fascinating talks from experts in the field.”

As well as exploring the interactive displays and talks, visitors can book into see The Black Hole Mobile Planetarium. Four presentations suitable for children aged 5 – 11 years are programmed across the day. Tickets cost £3.75 for children and £4.75 for adults. Tickets are on sale via The Hive website

Space Day is organised by The Hive and West Midlands branch of the British Interplanetary Society.