Extras – January 2019


Main events

Discover Podcasts

Saturday 26 January / 2pm-3.30pm / Free

Come and find out about podcasts and how you can access them. Similar to radio on demand, with 1000s of hours of entertainment, all for free. Local podcasters will talk about their podcasts, from bird watching to history, and how to access and enjoy a wide range of podcasts to appeal to all. This includes a Q&A session and hands on help to access podcasts on your device.

Astronomy Taster

Thursday 31 January / 5pm / Free

Join Basingstoke Astronomical Society, a group of local astronomers, to view the night sky, discover more about the cosmos and gain an introduction to all things space!

Weather permitting,there will be a variety of telescopes and binoculars available for public viewing of the night sky. If the weather is not suitable, the telescopes will be indoors, where there will also be a variety of other exhibits on display including a Lego™ scale model of the ELT telescope.

Members of the society will be on-hand to answer any questions you may have about astronomy, space science or cosmology.

Children’s events


Monday 7 January – Monday 1 April

(not Monday 18 February)

9.40am (Ages 2-3)

10.40am (Ages 3-4)

11.40am (Ages 3-4)

A 12-week course / £78.00

Thursday 10 January– Thursday 4 April

(not Thursday 22 February)

9.40am (Ages 3 – 4)

10.40am (Ages 2 – 3)

A 12-week course / £78.00

These 40-minute classes are especially tailored for young scientists aged 2-4 years old.

Experiments –Singing – Stories – Interactive – Come along and nurture a lifelong passion for science!

Children’s Craft

Saturday 5th January / 10am-12pm / Free

Come and celebrate the New Year with a New Year themed craft.

Learning in Libraries at Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Create Paint

Tuesdays 29 January – 12 March / 4-6pm / £60

A 6 week course including 2 weeks of watercolour painting, 2 weeks of acrylic painting and 2 weeks of mixed media.

Sewing For All (A 3 week course.)

Wednesdays 30 January – Wednesday 13 February / 9.30am – 1.30pm / £60

Kickstart Your Creative Writing

Saturday 26 January / 10am –1pm / £15

Looking to improve your creative writing? This course will help generate new ideas and get your creativity flowing. For people who write / who wish to write in any genre or for any age.

Get to Know Your iPad (1-day course)

Tuesday 22 January / 10am – 4pm / £30

An introduction to iPads for new owners, those thinking of buying one and for those who already own an iPad but would like to get more out of it.

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