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Knit a galaxy for the Manchester Science Festival

15 Sep 2011

Calling all knitters: as part of the Manchester Science Festival, The University of Manchester In Stitches group is attempting to knit a Hubble Telescope image of a rose made up of galaxies.

If you’d like to find out more or take away a section to knit, come along to The Manchester Museum for a knit and natter. You’ll have an opportunity to find out more about meteorites and roses and meet some fellow knitters:

  • Friday 16 September, 12noon-2pm
  • Saturday 24 September, 2-4pm
  • Tuesday 27 September, 12noon-2pm 

Free - no need to book.

The finished knitted masterpiece will be on display in the Stitch a solar system event on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 October as part of the Manchester Science Festival:

Stitch a solar system
29 October 2011 (11am - 3pm)


Knit your very own solar system to hang up at home or contribute to our growing galaxy of knitted planets, meteorites and stars. Pick up some knitting skills from our resident knitting experts and learn about space science in this craft workshop suitable for all ages. (This event is also running at MOSI on Friday 28 October.)