A spectacular space lab is coming to Ramsgate

Do you know what ‘the Goldilocks Zone’ is, or what may have caused the dinosaurs to disappear?

Are you aware that there are more than 500,000 pieces of debris, or “space junk,” orbiting the Earth at such speeds that even a flake of paint from an abandoned satellite could damage other space vehicles, including those like the International Space Station carrying a human crew?

If you want to find out more about this, and some exciting recent discoveries like the identification of an exoplanet which could possibly support life, then you are in luck. Thanks to a generous grant from the UK Space Agency, Thanet based organisation Discovery Planet has teamed up with the University of Kent to bring interactive workshops and creative activities to Arts In Ramsgate new shop space in Harbour Street Ramsgate over two consecutive Fridays and Saturdays.

On Friday and Saturday, April 21-22 and April 28-29 the premises at 18 Harbour Street will be transformed into a spectacular Space Laboratory.

Schools have been invited to book exclusive workshop sessions each Friday and 45 minute long, interactive workshops will be free for all members of the community to drop in -no booking required – each Saturday.

The 45 minute long sessions will take place on the hour every hour from 10am- 4pm. Last session starts at 3pm. They will involve hands-on activities, the chance to ask questions of the scientists attending and take part in a competition based on research currently being undertaken, which could land young people aged 15-18 a place at Kent University’s Space School worth £159.

There will also be creative activities to have a go at and information on hand about the UK Space Agency and the wide range of careers available in space related industries.

This event is recommended for anyone aged 8 – 108+

There should be something of interest to everyone, so go along, have fun and learn something new.

Keep an eye on updates and other exciting Discovery Planet events by following Discovery Planet Ramsgate on facebook or Twitter @ScienceSpaceCr8