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The University of Southampton
Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

After Dark: adults only Event

18:00 - 21:15
5 September 2012
INTECH, Telegraph Way, Morn Hill, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ

For more information regarding this event, please telephone intech on 01962 863791 or email .

Event details

Visit the planetarium and play about in the exhibition after the kids have gone home. The cafe will be open 5pm-9pm for hot and cold snack and drinks, including a small selection of alcoholic drinks.


Doors Open - exhibition open until 9:15pm.


Planetarium: Coral: rekindling Venus (25min fulldome film)

No planets, no stars, no talking. Just stunning footage of the bizarre and incredible creatures that inhabit our coral reefs, accompanied by music. A beautiful show unlike any other we have ever shown.


Free* 30min lecture: 

5 balls, 2 hands: the Patterns of Juggling, Colin Wright (Solipsys Limited)


Juggling has fascinated people for centuries. Seemingly oblivious to gravity, the skilled juggler will keep several objects in the air at one time, and weave complex patterns that seem to defy analysis. However, by using just simple mathematics these patterns can be classified, giving a simple way to describe those patterns that are known already, and a way to discover new ones.


Planetarium: the legendary Flight Through the Universe(40min, live).

This is the most popular and gosmackingly awesome show we run. If you only see one planetarium show in your life, make it this one.

9:15pm Exhibition area closes.

Planetarium: Coral: rekindling Venus(25min fulldome film, details as above)


Additional free* drop-in activities & displays:

  • Think Smaller: drop in to meet Dr James Smith from the University of Portsmouth, to see and discuss gorgeous images taken with an Atomic Force Microscope.
  • Ask the Expert: Dr Alex Merle from the University of Southampton will be here to help explain how CERN helps us to understand our Universe.
  • Space Rocks: we'll bring out some of our collection of meteorites for you to hold and examine, plus a very special guest: a tiny speck of the planet Mars. 

*Free with admission

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