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IT was definitely an invitation that was hard to turn down. A group of “mystery spacewomen” invited curious stares from passers-by and left ripples of excitement in their wake as they roamed Kuala Lumpur to promote Exploring the Solar System, an exhibition organised by the British Council in partnership with the National Space Agency (ANGKASA). 

The exhibition will be held at the National Planetarium from March 8 to 27.  

Kuala Lumpur is the latest stop for the exhibition which is touring 17 countries under the auspices of the British Council. 

The exhibition will feature an exciting array of interactive displays, including a walk through a tunnel that guides visitors through space missions, and a multitude of stunning graphics that will make planets, comets and asteroids come alive. 

A variety of activities await young and old alike.  

The ‘mystery spacewomen’ caused ripples of excitement when they turned up, clad in futuristic costumes to promote the exhibition on the solar system.

Visitors will get the chance to meet leading scientists from the United Kingdom and find out more about their role in space as well as missions.  

There will be competitions for students, public talks about space and the solar system, science demonstrations and children's entertainment programmes. 

The exhibition is supported by the Education Ministry, National Library, National Science Centre, Sirim, Petrosains, Terengganu Economic Planning Unit and Sarawak State Library. 

After Kuala Lumpur, the exhibition will stop at Kuala Terengganu (March 31 to April 9) and Kuching (April 15 to 25) before moving on to Singapore. 

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