SOLARSPHERE FESTIVAL 2017

 

FRIDAY 11th AUGUST                        

*STAGE 1 = MAIN STAGE IN MAIN BUILDING
*STAGE 2 = TALKS AREA IN SMALL BARN

 

STAGE 1

16:30-17:10

LOSTBOY  

STAGE 2

17:15-18:35 

SOLARSPHERE INTRO TALK/PETE&EMMA – ‘WHAT IS ASTRONOMY’TALK

STAGE 1

18:45-19:30

HARRIET!

STAGE 1

20:00-20:45

THE WEE BAG BAND

STAGE 1

21:15-22:00

RECKLESS BREAKFAST

STAGE 1

22:30-23:30

POISONED ELECTRICK HEAD

 

*Announcement of fancy dress winners as soon as Reckless Breakfast finish. 


SATURDAY 12TH AUGUST

 

STAGE 2

10:00-10:45

JD QUENZER (FRAS) ‘YOUR PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE & WHY IT MATTERS’

STAGE 2

12:00-12:45

RUSSELL PARRY ‘THE APPLEY BRIDGE METEORITE’

STAGE 1

13:15-15:00

ROB WHEATON

STAGE 2

14:15-15:20

MIKE EDMUNDS ‘SIR ISAAC REMEMBERS’

STAGE 1

15:30-16:15

GLAS

STAGE 2

16:30-17:15

HELEN MASON OBE ‘OUR DYNAMIC SUN’

STAGE 1

17:30-18:00

COMEDIANS: SIMON EMANUEL & ROGER HANSON

STAGE 1

18:30-19:15

GRANNY’S ATTIC

STAGE 1

19:45-20:30

EVERYDAY HEROES

STAGE 1

21:00-22:00

ULYSSES

STAGE 1

22:30-23:30

SCIENCE CEILIDH

 

 

SUNDAY 13TH AUGUST

 

STAGE 2

09:30-11:00

RONNIE THE ANIMATRONIC DINOSAUR ‘ENVIRONMENT TO EXTINCTION’

STAGE 2

12:00-12:45

DR JULIAN ONIONS ‘GALAXIES-ONE GIGAYEAR AT A TIME’

STAGE 1

13:15-14:00

CHAPEL ROW

STAGE 2

14:15-15:00

STEVE TONKIN (FRAS) ‘TEN WAYS THE UNIVERSE TRIES TO KILL YOU’

STAGE 1

15:30-16:15

GARETH JONES

STAGE 2

16:30-17:15

PAUL MONEY 'THE TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS OF VOYAGER'

STAGE 1

17:30-18:00

COMEDIANS: OWEN NIBLOCK & ANITA SHAW

STAGE 1

18:30-19:15

AUDIO RIOT

STAGE 1

19:45-20-45

ANUBIS

STAGE 1

21:15-22:30

ACCESS ALL AREAS

STAGE 2

11:00 onwards

Late night talk/demo with remote access to image skies in Spain.

 

WORKSHOPS

 

FRIDAY 11th AUGUST                         

 

Cosmos Planetarium Shows

(Times will be displayed at the festival outside the planetarium in the catering barn) *small fee applies

 

 

12.00 – 18.00

ARTS & CRAFTS in catering barn-

 

·         'HAVE A GO’ Free arts and crafts - no tutors, just get stuck in!  

·         Mini canvas painting (for adults and older children) 

·         Balloon aliens 'Alieoons’! and design a space suit (for younger children with parental help!)

 

15:00 - 16:30  

·         African drumming with a 'star’s' theme! (Catering barn) 

 

16:00 -18:00  

·         Face Painting (Catering barn)

 

Midnight

·         Astro Meet to go observing! (Meet outside talks barn),
       IF CLOUDY, will have Q&A session in talks barn. 

 

 

 

SATURDAY 12TH AUGUST

 

Cosmos Planetarium Shows (Times will be displayed at the festival outside the planetarium in the catering barn) *small fee applies

 

 

09:00-09:30  

·         Demonstration of taking an image of Austrailian Night Sky (Talks barn) 

 

09:15-10:45  

·         Family science ceilidh workshop (Main stage barn)

 

10:00-13:00  

·         Mission X, 'Train Like an Astronaut' (Catering barn)

 

11:00-11:45  

·         Natural Health talk by 'Blooming Oils' (Gazebo by talks barn) 

 

11:00-12:00  

·         Adults science ceilidh workshop (Main stage barn)

 

11:00-12:00  

·         Planetary walk with Les Fry

        (meet by Mid Wales Astronomy stall in catering barn)

 

11:00-13:00  

·         Make your own t-shirt (Catering barn) *small fee applies

 

13:00-13:45  

·         Nature's Remedies demonstration by 'Blooming Oils' (Gazebo by talks barn) 

 

14:00-16:00  

·         Face Painting (Catering barn)

 

14:00-17:00  

·         Make and launch paper rockets (Catering barn)

 

14:00-17:00  

·         Solar sketching

 

15:30 -16:30  

·         Galaxy walk with Les Fry

(Meet by Mid Wales Astronomy stall in catering barn)

 

18:00-19:30  

·         African drumming with a 'moons' theme! (Talks barn)

 

Midnight  

·         Astro Meet to go observing! (Meet outside talks barn),
       IF CLOUDY, will have Q&A session in talks barn. 

 

 

 

SUNDAY 13TH AUGUST

 

Cosmos Planetarium Shows (Times will be displayed at the festival outside the planetarium in the catering barn) *small fee applies

 

 

10:00-13:00  

·         Space Art (Catering barn)

 

11:00-11:45  

·         Natural Health talk by 'Blooming Oils' (Gazebo by talks barn)

 

11:00-12:00  

·         Galaxy walk with Les Fry

(Meet by Mid Wales Astronomy stall in catering barn)

 

11:00-12:30  

·         African drumming with a 'planets' theme! (Main stage barn)

 

11:00-13:00  

·         Make your own t-shirt (Catering barn)*small fee applies

 

14:00-16:00  

·         Face Painting

 

14:00-17:00  

·         Lunar sketching (catering barn)

 

14:00-17:00  

·         Make and launch paper rockets (Catering barn)

 

15:15-16:00  

·         Nature's Remedies demonstration by 'Blooming Oils' (Gazebo by talks barn) 

 

15:15-16:15  

·         Planetary walk with Les Fry

       (Meet by Mid Wales Astronomy stall in catering barn).

 

23:00-23:45  

·         Demonstration - Imaging the night sky live & remotely in Spain

                        (weather permitting in Spain)! (Talks barn

 

Midnight  

·         Astro Meet to go observing! (meet outside talks barn),

             IF CLOUDY, will have Q&A session in talks barn.