Paisley Museum will once again be taking part in the nationwide Museums at Night event with an evening of light-themed activities for all the family, called The Museum of Light, in celebration of the International Year of Light 2015.

This free event will take place on Saturday 16 May, and will begin at 7.30pm with various activities on offer such as painting with light, storytelling, science demonstrations and art and animation activities. Visitors will be able to learn how to make their own nebula in a bottle or contribute to a glow-in-the-dark public art piece!

From 10pm – 12 midnight, there will be telescope viewing at Coats Observatory, where visitors can experience ‘starlight’ and see Saturn, Jupiter and Venus all at once via the telescopes housed in the Observatory dome. Please note; if inclement weather prevents telescope use then the event will end at 10.30pm.

John Pressly, Observatory Officer at Coats Observatory states:

“We are really pleased to be taking part in a nation-wide event such as Museums at Night as it gives us scope to offer something a bit different at Paisley Museum. Last year’s Museums at Night was a huge success and I’m sure with all the range of activities on offer, this year will be no different.”

Museums at Night is an annual, after-hours celebration involving hundreds of museums, galleries, libraries and heritage sites across the UK.