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Open Dome IN PERSON - Rescheduled: Uranus and Neptune

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Join Carolyn Kennett (author of the recently published Uranus and Neptune by Kosmos) in her talk Uranus and Neptune where she will tell the story of the two icy worlds and why it is critical that we visit them.

  • From: Thursday 23 February 2023, 8 pm
  • To: Thursday 23 February 2023, 10 pm
  • Location: LT4, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton, Nottingham,
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 23 February 2023, 8.00 pm
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Event details

Our solar system harbours fascinating words, some of which are hardly explored. This includes the icy gas giants Uranus and Neptune on the outskirts of our solar system. But what is their history and what can we learn from them.

Uranus and Neptune are the most distant planets in our Solar System. They were unknown by the ancients being discovered in 1781 and 1846. As the least explored of all the planets they are both overdue dedicated missions to unlock their secrets. Join Carolyn Kennett (author of the recently published Uranus and Neptune by Kosmos) in her talk Uranus and Neptune where she will tell the story of the two icy worlds, from their formation to discovery and why it is critical that we visit them to study them in more depth.

This is the rescheduled Open Dome talk from November 2022.

Booking is required for this event while attending in person. While attending, you consent to filming, photography, and sound recording – which may include you as a member of the audience – and its use in publication or advertising distribution, either printed or online, without payment or copyright.

This event is taking place as a hybrid event on NTU campus. This will allow a flexible way of attending. You are currently booking to attend in person (including observatory and planetarium tour with possible observations) and will need to purchase a £5 ticket for the event. If you are underage or an NTU student there is no charge.

You can also attend the virtual talk for free but would need to book the Open Dome VIRTUAL event to receive the link details.


The event will start at 8pm with Carolyn Kennett and her talk Uranus and Neptune Sky.

Refreshments will be offered from 7.45 pm in LT4 within the Teaching and Learning Building. After the talk, visitors will be able to enter the NTU planetarium, get a tour of the NTU observatory and the chance to see interesting objects in the Winter sky using the observatory's telescopes, small telescopes and binoculars, if the weather allows it.

If the weather is not good, the planetarium session will be pointing out objects of interest as well.

Location details


Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus


Parking is available only for booked visitors in the Main Gate car park.

Please ensure to enter the campus via Main Gate only!

Ensure to allow for sufficient time since you will need to contact security at the barrier to identify the event you wish to visit. Furthermore it is a 3 minute walk from the car park to Teaching and Learning Building.

Travel Info:

Main gate entrance is located on the A453 closest towards the city, ie the first entrance when travelling from Nottingham towards Clifton.

Please avoid entering via South Gate as you will not be able to access the staff car park nor will security staff allow access via that barrier.

The exact location of the car park is in latitude and longitude 52.912958, -1.183357 or via GoogleMaps .

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