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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
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.
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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.