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Space in Your Living Room! in collaboration with Science Gallery Dublin presents Constellation Crafting, an additional workshop part of Thursday’s Science & Art series. Thursday, 20 August and Saturday, 29 August 2020.

The playful and crafty workshop will introduce the science and folklore behind the constellations in the night sky, with Science Gallery Dublin's Brendan Owens and Grace D'Arcy. You’ll be guided through creating your own constellation using light and dark and develop your own folklore around it.


What you’ll need:

  • A cardboard cereal box, just remember to empty the cereal first!

  • Sellotape

  • Scissors

  • A light source (a phone torch or a bike light should do)

  • A Pencil

  • Markers/Colored pencils


The workshop requires no prior experience. All are welcome, but please note we only have a limited number of tickets available - so only register if you can attend. You can register for the 20 August workshop here and for the 29 August edition here


About the hosts
Brendan Owens

Brendan is the Open Science Coordinator for Science Gallery Dublin in  Ireland. His background is in astronomy communication having worked at  the Royal Observatory Greenwich in London for almost a decade. His  previous projects have ranged from designing schools workshops, to  community collaborations, curating exhibitions and overseeing the  installation of a new telescope facility. He holds a B.Sc. in  Physics  and Astronomy and M.Sc. in Science Communication, both from Dublin  City University and remains closely tied to astronomy and  astrophysics  as Astronomer Emeritus for the Royal Observatory. He is passionate  about technology, stargazing and exploring where other people's  passions and needs intersect with science and art.


Grace D'Arcy

Grace joined Science Gallery Dublin as a mediator on the exhibition floor, she now works in the Research and Learning team as the Co-creation Coordinator.  Grace manages and delivers the SISCODE project, using design thinking to co-create content with our audience. She also works on the INTEGRITY project, developing tools to stimulate critical awareness around ethical issues in research. When she’s not in the Gallery she’s swimming in the sea or planning a camping trip. 

For inquiries contact:

Mahbobah Ahmadi
Space in Your Living Room! Coördinator
Leiden Observatory / Leiden University
+31 685 42 19 44


Suzana Filipecki Martins
SpaceEU Project Manager
Leiden Observatory / Leiden University
+31 644 07 01 53

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