The technology available in the Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium will let us go into space.
On our journey, we will fly between the rings of Saturn, will pay a visit to the Aldebaran, and go near Pluto. The entire space is out there for us! Its digital version will enable us to travel wherever we want. The presenters from our Planetarium will also answer your questions about space and give advice where to start your sky observations.
We will have the chance to see how different items move in the space-like conditions.
Our vacuum will not be the same as the one in space. However, its parameters will be sufficient to conduct interesting and spectacular experiments. We will explore how the vacuum affects the spreading of sounds, will make water boil in the room temperature and will “unbend” a crumpled plastic bottle.
We will grapple with the vacuum.
Will we be able to separate those insignificant hemispheres? The difference of pressure between their insides and the surroundings makes it almost impossible. But, we have to take this challenge as a group. The more people, the more chances a successful outcome.
We will build a rocket and take it home. But first, we will see how far it can go.
Let us see what is our weight on other celestial bodies of the Solar System.
Those two scales look very normal, but you may be surprised. They have been reset to measure the body weight on Mars and the Moon.
We will not only assemble but also configure a space ship.
Some years ago, the members of the Students Astronautic Club participated in one of the ESA projects. They constructed a space ship to be placed on a low Earth orbit. As a result, a satellite model was built. All of its parts are connected by means of Velcro type stripes. To assemble your own satellite will be fun.
We will watch a great launch of a small rocket.
This inconspicuous rocket can go as high as 30 m! We will watch it live. Join us every hour on the hour.