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Event explores UFOs and crop circles in Gloucestershire

Unidentified Flying Object
The event will explore UFO sightings in Gloucestershire

Is Gloucestershire a hotbed for UFO sightings or a county of crop circles?

Why not unravel the unexplained at a Gloucestershire Archives' event this Easter?

The family event on Friday, 16 April 2010 will be a fun exploration of Unidentified Flying Object sightings, crop circles and strange tales of aliens!

Looking at tales of unexpected in and around the county and beyond, the session will be led by Archives staff and enthusiasts, who will answer questions and introduce families to the fun of solving mysteries.

Perhaps you can even solve the Fermi Paradox - the apparent contradiction between the high probability of the existence of extraterrestrial life given the age and size of the universe and the lack of evidence of such civilisations.

Children of all ages will also be invited to take part in a rocket and flying machine workshop with theatre company Spaniel in the Works.

Cllr Antonia Noble, Gloucestershire County Council Cabinet Member for Archives, said: "The idea of UFOs and the unexplained always sparks the interest of young people.

"This event is designed to fire children's imaginations and their interest in science.

"It's a great way for families to learn more about this fascinating subject from people who have a real passion about it."

The event will run from 9.30am until 12.30pm and then from 1.30pm to 4.30pm at the Frith Centre (Clarence Row, off Alvin Street, Gloucester) and the cost is £1.50 per child to cover the cost of materials.

Booking is required - contact Gloucestershire Archives on 01452 425295.

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