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Meteors on Midsummer — Silent Disco Skygazing | Our Place in Space

Taking place on Midsummer Common during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower, this unique event will invite you to lie back and open your eyes and ears to the wonder of the sky.

  • 13th August 2022 - 13th August 2022
  • 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Featuring immersive soundtracks by Sounds of Space Project and Cambridge-based artist Sarah Wood, this evening of silent disco skygazing will awaken your senses.

Bring your own blanket, collect your headphones, lie back on the ground and let the meteor-streaked sky be your screen for a surreal sound experience.

Running Order:

9pm: Arrive and collect your headphones

9.15pm: The Stars are Fire by Cambridge-based artist Sarah Wood.

9.30pm: Celestial Incantations by Sounds of Space Project, a collaboration between space weather scientist Dr Nigel Meredith of the British Antarctic Survey, multimedia artist Diana Scarborough and leading Australian composer Dr Kim Cunio. An hour-long fusion of art and science featuring a spectrum of space sounds collected from Earth, the solar system, and beyond, in composition with western and non-western instruments and voice.

10.30pm: The Stars are Fire (reprise)

10.45pm: Event ends

Why not begin your evening with a sunset cycle ride from the Sun to Saturn and back, guided by Outspoken Cycling. Click here for more information and to book.

Accessibility Facilities

  • Accessibility Guide
  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Staff available to assist

Did you know?

In 1958, a group of engineering students managed to hoist an Austin Seven car onto the roof of Senate House, with the help of some clever calculations. It took the university a week to remove it – and will surely go down in history as one of the boldest student pranks ever!