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26 August 2003 1909 BST

Grap: Astronomy week at Seething Observatory
Norfolk's budding astronomers turned up at the Observatory in Seething as part of National Astronomy Week. The kids' event was held to celebrate the close encounter of planet Mars to Earth.

Read young reporter Sophie's piece about the day.

Pic: Girl getting her face painted

Many of the kids took the opportunity to get their face painted.

Pic: Sophie looks through one of the powerful telescopes

Sophie looks through one of the powerful telescopes on display.

Pic: Sam with his orrery - a model of the universe

Sam with his orrery - a model of the solar system.

Pic: Rockets

Kids made rockets out of cardboard and yoghurt pots for a competition.

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Picture: Lydia: link.

Book review: The Inventors

Jake pops back home

Gardening with grandpa Gipp

Graphic: Not to be missed

Norfolk has loads of cool stuff for kids to do. Check out what's on offer and enjoy these features.
Graphic: Stuff to do and make

Looking for stuff to do at home or with your mates? Try these makes and science experiments.
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Graphic: A-Z of Norfolk Science: link

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