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Watch the skies!

‘Space Investigators: Astronomy in the North East’ is a multi-sensory exhibition that takes visitors on an exciting journey into the hidden worlds of the Universe. See it at Great North Museum: Hancock.

This telescope (pictured) has seen things you wouldn’t believe, by dint of the fact that it is no ordinary telescope. It is, in actual fact, Lord Admiral Collingwood’s night telescope and he used it at the Battle of Trafalgar. And it’s just one of the many fascinating exhibits you can see at this exhibition that has a particular focus on the north-east contributions to astronomy. From challenging ancient beliefs, to the design of future giant telescopes, this family-friendly show will let visitors explore the cutting-edge cosmic exploration originating in the region, and has been brought to life in collaboration with Newcastle, Northumbria and Durham universities.

Space Investigators: Astronomy in the North East, until 1 September, Great North Museum: Hancock,