Promotional image from Hidden Figures. Three women with a space rocket behind them.

Black History Month

Join us at GSC in celebrating Black History Month this October, by exploring the ethical issues around the use of Henrietta Lacks' DNA in scientific research and the incredible contribution of three black female mathematicians in the space race.

The ‘HeLa’ Cells: Henrietta Lacks – the lady and her legacy

Learn about the ethical issues around the use of Henrietta Lacks' DNA, cell production and the impact her cells have in the scientific world today — then make and take your very own DNA bracelet.

This workshop is suitable for families (ages 8+) and takes place on weekend days in October at 14:00, and every day at 14:00 from 13th October till 2nd November. You'll find it in the Live Lab on Floor 3 of the Science Mall and it's free with entry to GSC. Look out for a special offer on GSC tickets with the BHM brochure!

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures is a film based on the incredible story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, three of NASA's "human computers" who served as the brains behind the flight of John Glenn, the first American to orbit the planet.

Join us as one of our expert astronomers gives you a whistle-stop tour of the cosmos, before settling down to enjoy Hidden Figures in our full dome digital Planetarium.

Hidden Figures is showing on 28th October at 19.00 as part of our Sci-Fi Sunday series. Tickets are £15 per person and include a beer, wine, or soft drink, plus popcorn and a snack. Please note that our Sci-Fi Sunday events are strictly adults only (18+) regardless of the film's BBFC age rating. If you're lucky enough to look younger than 25 you must bring a valid form of photo I.D. Anyone under the age of 18 or without valid I.D. will be refused entry.

There's also a matinee performance of Hidden Figures on 14th October at 14.00 which is suitable for family audiences. Tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £6 for children aged 8+. Please note that under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

 

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