This Easter join the National Space Centre online for a three-week mission outside our Solar System to discover the possibility of life in our Universe.
Every day at 11:00 the Centre’s Discovery Team will be sharing science-themed #SpaceCrafts for you to try at home, including how to make alien eggs, an ice moon, your own rocket, toilet roll aliens, fireworks in a jar and more…
To join in with the free activities head to the National Space Centre’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram channels each day or visit the National Space Centre’s website for more information.
Families will be able to learn about where and how we can find exoplanets as well as what types of planets might be out there. Using simple items you can find at home, there will be opportunities to have a go at some hands-on science with a “Goldilocks zone” experiment.
Paul Millington, Content Manager at the National Space Centre, said: “Normally these three weeks would be some of the busiest of the year for our charity, with several thousand people visiting the Centre each day,” said Paul Millington, Content Manager at the National Space Centre. “However, to ensure the safety of visitors and staff our doors are closed at the moment, but our Discovery Team have moved our mission to inspire and educate online, so we will bring you everything you expect from the National Space Centre… digitally!“
“Our team have developed some amazing crafts that will teach young astronauts about the science of aliens and exoplanets in a fun and engaging way. We hope everyone has a great time making and learning. We would love to see your crafts so please do share them with us online.”