Launch mini rockets, play with remote control moon buggies and be filmed on TV; that's just some of the activities on offer at Chelmsford City Council's Science Discovery Day: Space and Beyond.

Sandford Mill will be opening its doors for a fun day out for families at its Science Discovery Day: Space and Beyond on Sunday 22 October from 10am-4pm. The event promises to be the ideal opportunity for those with an interest in all things space and science to learn more in a fun and informative family day out.

Throughout the day there will be an inflatable planetarium where children who are four years old plus will be treated to 30-minute shows on the solar system. Chelmsford based technology company Teledyne e2v will be in attendance and will be talking about the innovations the company has developed in space and life science markets, display amazing pictures from space as well as using cameras and 3D glasses. Other activities throughout the day will include an opportunity to have a go using a ‘Raspberry Pi' computer, which will introduce children to computer coding and computer building, remote control moon buggies, outdoor rockets,hands on light experiments, a chance to appear on the Marconi TV studio and to learn all about gravity and why the gravitational pull is less on the moon.

Chelmsford City Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure, Councillor Julia Jeapes says: "The Space and Beyond event will be a brilliant day out for the whole family and it looks set to repeat the success of previous Science Discovery Days at the Mill which attract over 600 visitors a day." Cllr Jeapes continued: "These events are always popular as they are a great way for children to learn about science in a fun, hands-on way in a very special environment."

Sandford Mill, which is the former water works for Chelmsford and dates back several centuries, is only opened to the public for a few days each year. Entrance is £3 for adults and children, free for children under 2 years-old and £10 for a family ticket (up to four people). Tasty treats will be available during the day provided in the shape of gourmet burgers, muffins, coffee, teas etc.

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