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“OUR AMAZING UNIVERSE!” opens in Kendal

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If you’re in or around the Lake District town of Kendal, in Cumbria, you MUST go to the town’s Museum to see the new exhibition that’s opened there today.

“OUR AMAZING UNIVERSE” – a joint project by Kendal’s Eddington Astronomical Society and the Museum, which is being held to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy –  features over 50 of the most beautiful, most stunning images of space taken in recent years, from portraits of the planets of the solar system to pictures of faraway nebulae and galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

There is also a special gallery of 3D images taken by unmanned spacecraft exploring Mars, and a very special display of rare meteorites.

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And, as Kendal is the birthplace of famous astronomer Sir Arthur Eddington, the exhibition also features special displays telling the story of his life, and some of his letters. And, thanks to the generous support of the Town Council, the exhibition also features the beautiful medals presented to Eddington in recognition of his many achievements an discoveries.

If you’re a young astronomer, you can have fun in a special “Mars sand pit”, building a model Mars base and maybe finding a martian or two, too! 🙂

The “Our Amazing Universe” exhibition will run for the rest of the year, and more information about it can be found here:

http://oauniverse.wordpress.com

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