There are masses of information on space and the night sky, but have you ever wondered what the real truth is? Well, here we identify fact from the fiction… baffle your friends and family with some of these fascinating facts. A link to the answers can be found below.
1. The Sun is the hottest star known.
2. There are about a billion stars in the Milky Way.
3. There are 500 stars visible to the naked eye from Earth.
4. Neil Armstrong was the first person on the Moon.
5. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin attempted to play golf on the Moon.
6. A dog was the first animal to orbit the earth.
7. Mars is entirely inhabited by robots.
8. Winter on Uranus lasts over 10 years.
9. The moon is expanding.
10. There is floating water in space.
11. The footprints on the Moon will be there for 100 million years.
12. One day on Venus is longer than one year on Venus.
13. A full NASA space suit costs over £10,000,000.
14. Space is completely silent.
15. There is a volcano on Mars.
If these facts have piqued your interest and you want to learn more, we have a stellar line up of many free events and activities for you to get involved in as part of our 2021 Dark Skies Festival.