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Alien Revolution

A Royal Observatory Exhibition

Followed by a Planetarium Film

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Exhibition

Are we alone in this Universe? If aliens exist, would they be friendly or hostile? Have they in fact already visited Earth?

This March, the Royal Observatory Greenwich explores a subject that has been obsessing us for hundreds of years in Alien Revolution, an intimate look at the history of our relationship with extra-terrestrial life through science and culture.

From the writings of 16th-century astronomer Copernicus to modern day scientists still searching for life amongst the stars, the exhibition takes a whistle-stop tour of our on-going fascination with alien life, including children’s favourite outer-space creature, E.T.; the intrepid Mars Curiosity rover on its solitary mission, and American couple Betty and Barney Hill who claimed to have been abducted by aliens in 1961.

With scientific and fantastical images which capture the imagination, Alien Revolution explores our obsession with other worlds, from luminous paintings of whimsical bat-men and ethereal Moon maidens in the 19th century to the violent depiction of invading Martians in stories of hostile aliens by H.G. Wells, to the first appearances of mysterious and complex crop-circles in 1970s England.

The film

Explore how our understanding of life on Earth guides the hunt for alien life elsewhere in the Universe, in this exciting new planetarium show narrated by Rupert Grint. The show offers an immersive experience that perfectly balances scientific understanding with family entertainment.

PLEASE NOTE!! IMPORTANT NOTE!!

The Royal Observatory is at the top of the hill in Greenwich Park - it is NOT the National Maritime Museum at the bottom on the hill in the park. From Cutty Sark station, you should give yourself 20 minutes to get to the Royal Observatory, through the park and up this slope in the picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule

Please note - Jobeda is sick today so this event will be self-organising, see comments below.

2.30pm - Exhibition - Meet at Royal Observatory cafe (FREE)

4.15pm - Planetarium Film (COST: £6.50)

5.15pm-ish - Pub: The Trafalgar

Park Row, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NW

This is a beautiful pub overlooking the River! And near Cutty Sark station so good for getting back home afterwards.

Cost

The £6.50 cost is just for the film, otherwise this event is free to attend. You can buy the ticket directly from the Planetarium, but please do so when you arrive at 2.30ish rather than waiting until the film start time, as they are very likely to sell out.

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http://www.rmg.co.uk/visit/events/alien-revolution

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  • Adam S.

    Hello, I really enjoyed it so far. Where is the pub that everyone has now gone to?

    June 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We were at some brewery around Greenwich. Think most people have left now though

      June 29, 2013

    • Jobeda A.

      Wow, that was a long day :-) I hope it was fun. Was a nice sunny day for it and I'm sorry to have missed it. I'm now just about able to walk again.

      June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    About 6 of us here at a table outside the cafe

    June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm at the cafe now. Anyone else about?

    June 29, 2013

  • Ed F.

    Everyone else still up for it? I will still be going so would be great to see you all there.

    My number is[masked] and will be wearing a black and white shirt.

    Hope to see you all later!

    1 · June 29, 2013

    • Danny (.

      See you there Ed.....DD

      June 29, 2013

    • Ed F.

      Running a bit late due to trains prob be there 14:45

      June 29, 2013

  • Jobeda A.

    Pattana, sorry I can no longer meet you at Cutty Sark today, but we'll meet for coffee soon to discuss our business ventures, I'll email you :-D

    June 29, 2013

  • Jobeda A.

    Hello everybody - I have woken up in a bad way this morning and can hardly move due to my back issue. I'm very sorry to pull out now but I have to take some serious painkillers and stay in :-(

    - For those of you who have paid for tickets, I am refunding you, so please buy your Planetarium tickets when you arrive there at 2.30pm. The tickets will be available, but if you wait until the start time of the film, they probably won't be.
    - Can someone please print out and take a Meetup sign so you can all find each other at the Royal Observatory Cafe?
    - Please note the Observatory is at the top of the hill - NOT the National Maritime Museum at the bottom on the hill.
    - If someone doesn't mind, it would be very helpful if you could post your mobile number in case people are trying to find the group.

    Again - I'm really sorry about this, sorry for the short notice and I hope you'll be able to find and look after each other. Please enjoy the day.

    June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies, but have to attend to a relative over the weekend.

    June 28, 2013

  • Liam

    Drat it. Now triple booked this day, and something has to give! Will have to make my own way to Greenwich while it is still on.

    June 20, 2013

  • Liam

    I might skip the Planet-arium film in favour of an early start at the pub, as the words "exciting new planetarium show narrated by Rupert Grint" frighten me strangely...

    May 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Rupert Grint also ran with the Olympic Torch from Middlesex University. Took a while to recognise him...all grown up now.

      May 27, 2013

    • Danny (.

      Southpark haha!

      June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love science in general and I arrived recently to London.

    May 27, 2013

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