An image of the planets in the solar system and their position from the sun

The hitchhiker’s guide to the solar system

This is a past event from Manchester Science Festival 2016. 

Hold and study real pieces of the Moon, collected by the Apollo astronauts, as well as pieces of Mars and 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites. Plus, take part in a meteorite impacting experiment, plan your own space mission, see how volcanic eruptions reshape the surface of a planet and watch a comet being created.

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Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL

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