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Exhibition: The Final Frontier – Exploring Space through Astronomy and Science Fiction

Tuesday, 11th July 2000 @ 00:00 - Sunday, 3rd September 2000 @ 00:00 BST

Prescot Museum, circa 2000

The Final Frontier

Exploring Space through Astronomy and Science Fiction.
A Summer Exhibition at Prescot Museum.
July 11th – September 3rd 2000


LOCATION: Prescot Museum, 34 Church Street, Prescot, Knowsley L34 3LA.
Open: Tues – Sat 10am – 5pm, (closed 1-2) and Sun 2pm – 5pm.
Please Ring 0151-430 7787 for more details.
(Click on images please)

Items from NMGM Liverpool Museum Collections on show at Prescot Museum's 'Final Frontier' exhibit, July 11th - September 3rd, 2000

Items from NMGM Liverpool Museum Collections

Liverpool's Astronomical History at Prescot Museum's 'Final Frontier' exhibit, July 11th - September 3rd, 2000

Liverpool’s Astronomical History

The Liverpool AS First Minutes Book, on show at Prescot Museum's 'Final Frontier' exhibit, July 11th - September 3rd, 2000

The Liverpool AS First Minutes Book

Horrock's Observation of the Transit of Venus, 1639, on show at Prescot Museum's 'Final Frontier' exhibit, July 11th - September 3rd, 2000

Horrock’s Observation of the Transit of Venus, 1639

A Liverpool made Orrery on show at Prescot Museum's 'Final Frontier' exhibit, July 11th - September 3rd, 2000

A Liverpool made Orrery

The History of Manned Space Flight, on show at Prescot Museum's 'Final Frontier' exhibit, July 11th - September 3rd, 2000

The History of Manned Space Flight

Star Trek and Star Wars display at Prescot Museum's 'Final Frontier' exhibit, July 11th - September 3rd, 2000

Star Trek and Star Wars display

Dan Dare models on show at Prescot Museum's 'Final Frontier' exhibit, July 11th - September 3rd, 2000

Dan Dare models


Liverpool Astronomical Society was happy to loan items for the exhibition, along with items from NMGM Liverpool Museum, Liverpool Central Library Local History Unit, and items from private spaceflight and science fiction collections.


Knowsley Museum Services Press release

Prescot Museum is set to blast off this summer with a new exhibition exploring space fact and fiction. “The Final Frontier” exhibition, which opened on July 11th 2000 and runs throughtout the summer hoildays, is designed for visitors to explore more about astronomy, planets and space exploration. It also looks at our vision of space through science fiction including meeting one of Doctor Who’s Daleks. Scientific instruments, telescopes, lively interactives, meteorites and Dan Dare Models will be on display. Visitors can also learn about star-gaxing in ancient times, what life would be like on different planets and how they put man on the Moon. Running in conjunction with the exhibition are a number of activties and workshops for children, (Which must be booked in advance) in which they will be able to design and make space related equipment including rockets, moon buggies, space shuttles and alien puppets.

Rosemary Tyler, Curator of local history at Prescot Museum said: “The Final Frontier exhibtion displays a wide variety of intergalatic fact and fiction. There are many orginal pieces on display including a small part of the heat shield from a Mercury capsule and orginal science fiction film memorabilia. Its is a fascinating exhibition with planety to see and do for all the family”.


© KMBC with grateful thanks to Rosemary Tyler & Staff at Prescot Museum services KMBC.
All Images are © Gerard Gilligan.

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Start:
Tuesday, 11th July 2000 @ 00:00
End:
Sunday, 3rd September 2000 @ 00:00
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