This section contains some activities that can also be used as demonstrations to help people learn about the way light has shaped our past, and continues to influence our daily lives.

How to spot the Southern Cross and other tricks

Feeling peckish? How about some optics you can eat?

If you came to MOTAT for the street science fair, you might have seen our glow in the dark slimes. Find out more about how we made those here.

How do you turn an old cereal box into a scientific instrument? Find out here