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Lights, Camera, Science! at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

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Take part in the 20 years of WOW moments at the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium in Hampshire. Held from the 14th of May to the 3rd of July.

Taking place at

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium Telegraph Way, Morn Hill, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1HZ

Contact details

Tel: 01962 863791

Web: www.winchestersciencecentre.org

Lights, Camera, Science! at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium details...

Open 14 May - 3 Jul

Take a trip down memory lane and enjoy some of the Science Centre’s best show themes and demos from the past 20 years – all with a retro 2002 twist. Next stop – light.

One of the favourite uses of light in the 21st century has got to be in cinema. Did you know that the release of Star Wars in 2002 sparked a technological transformation in cinema? Instead of traditional film, movies were now being made digitally.

Digital film paved the way for things like CGI – Computer Generated Imagery – to grow massively too. CGI allowed the impossible to become possible. Harry Potter’s magic came to life. Anakin Skywalker really looked like he was in space. And Scooby Doo’s ghosts had never seemed more real. But what if the movie directors from 2002 had chosen to use practical light effects instead of visual effects? Let’s find out together what this might have looked like.

Lights, camera, science! Let’s explore how light, not CGI, could have been used in some of 2002’s top films. The Science Centre’s Inspirers will use some explosive experiments to recreate famous moments from the movies. There will also be some ‘illuminating’ audience participation along the way.

Discover how the famous Star Wars light sabres can uncover the secrets of the light spectrum. Be wowed by real magic as Harry Potter’s spells explode into life. And be prepared for a spooky encounter with a special light demo that would leave Scooby Doo trembling!

The duration of the show is 20 minutes and takes place in the Science Theatre.

Please visit their website for all the details, including show times.

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Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium


The exciting world of science is brought to life with an interactive hands-on exhibition and the UK’s largest standalone planetarium.


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