Take a Trip into Space for International Astronomy Day

Take a Trip into Space for International Astronomy Day at Dynamic Earth

Take a Trip into Space for International Astronomy Day at Dynamic Earth

To celebrate International Astronomy Day this Saturday, Edinburgh’s five star attraction Dynamic Earth is hosting an exciting weekend of space themed fun.

Running on 25 and 26 April, the highlight of ‘Space Weekend’ is sure to be the special run of Showdome film favourites, AstronautWe are AstronomersWe are Aliens andBack to the Moon for Good, taking viewers into an anti-gravity experience amongst the stars without leaving their seats.

Perfect viewing for Astronomy Day, the four films cover all manner of space-related topics, from the global collaboration, technology and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe in We are Astronomers, to learning what it takes to live beyond our atmosphere in Astronaut.

All of the superbly rendered films are screened with surround sound and projected onto a 360 degree dome, providing a fully immersive cinematic experience, guaranteed to provide food for thought for visitors of all ages. Plus, with famous voices narrating the films, including Ewan McGregor, David Tennant and Harry Potter star Rupert Grint, the films really do offer something for everyone.

Along with these virtual trips into space, visitors can also enjoy family friendly astronomy activities and a free gift.

Commenting on Space Weekend, Eilidh Massie, marketing manager of Dynamic Earth said: “Dynamic Earth is the only place in Scotland where you can experience these incredible films, so it seemed only right that we should honour International Astronomy Day by showing all four of our favourites, along with some additional ‘out of this world’ fun. It’s impossible not to be intrigued by the history and mystery of the Universe, and we’re sure the day will inspire visitors old and young.”

International Astronomy Day is held all over the world on the Saturday closest to the first quarter moon.

For more information on events and activities happening at Dynamic Earth, visit www.dynamicearth.co.uk.

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    Editor, April 22, 2015 12:11 pm - Take a Trip into Space for International Astronomy Day

    Our Dynamic Earth

    Our Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS. Tel: 0131 550 7800 http://www.dynamicearth.co.uk. Our Dynamic Earth is the only visitor attraction in the UK solely dedicated to the story of Planet Earth.
    Our Dynamic Earth is registered in Scotland as a charity. SC020363

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    Editor, April 22, 2015 12:12 pm - Take a Trip into Space for International Astronomy Day

    ShowDome Films

    Narrated by David Tennant, We are Astronomers reveals the global collaboration, technology and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe.

    Narrated by Ewan McGregor, Astronaut tells the story of what it takes to become an astronaut; with a breathtaking insight into living beyond our atmosphere, and a unique glimpse into the International Space Station.

    Narrated by Rupert Grint, We are Aliens takes the audience on a mesmerising, immersive and entertaining journey, seeking to find evidence of alien life in our galaxy.

    Back to the Moon for Good focuses on the Google Lunar XPRIZE, taking viewers through the history of Moon landings and showing the inspiration future of space travel that the Google Lunar XPRIZE will help create.

    Film times on Saturday and Sunday are as follows:

    11:30: Back to Moon for Good
    12:00: We are Aliens
    12:30: Astronaut
    13:00: We are Astronomers
    13:30: Back to Moon for Good
    14:00: We are Aliens
    14:30: Astronaut
    15:00: We are Astronomers
    15:30: Back to Moon for Good
    16:00: We are Aliens
    16:30: Astronaut
    17:00: We are Astronomers

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