Events_2016

Previous Events (2016)

This page features all the space events that have now past as an archival record of events and is not indexed from our main website.

  December 2016

Meet Astronaut André Kuipers

Astronaut André Kuipers

Dutch ESA Astronaut André Kuipers shares his story of life as an astronaut and personal highlights from his 6 months in space.
Location:
Theater de Kampanje, Netherlands.
Date & Time:
7.30pm. Friday 16th December 2016.


Meet Astronaut Chris Hadfield in the UK Tour
Meet Astronaut Chris Hadfield in the UK Tour

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Book Signing Tour

Come meet Chris Hadfield who will be signing his books in-person for you and in time for Christmas.
Tuesday 13th December 2016.

4:00pm.  Eason BookshopBelfast, Northern Ireland.
Wednesday 14th December 2016.
12:30pm.  Waterstones Leadenhall MarketLondon.
6:30pm.  Waterstones PiccadillyLondon.
Thursday 15th December 2016.
12:30pm.  WaterstonesCambridge.
6:00pm.  WaterstonesNorwich.
Friday 16th December 2016.
6:00pm.  WaterstonesBrighton.

Public Tour & Star Gazing - Orwell Park Observatory

Orwell Park Observatory Tour & Observing

The Orwell Astro Society will be your tour guide through the rooms and history of this magnificent building.
Location:
Orwell Park Observatory, Nacton, Ipswich.
Date & Time:
8.15pm. Tuesday 13th December 2016.


Royal Astronomical Society
Visit the Royal Astronomical Society

RAS Public Lecture
The Invisible Universe
by Dr Jen Gupta, University of Portsmouth.

Gazing at the night sky with our eyes or telescopes reveals twinkling stars and far away galaxies. But what we see is only a small part of the story. From radio waves to gamma-rays, the Universe is aglow with 'light' that we humans just cannot see. Fortunately, we can build telescopes and instruments to detect this invisible light, revealing a view of the Universe that is hidden from our eyes. In this talk I will show you the Universe at other wavelengths, from familiar objects like our Sun to weird and wonderful distant quasars, and explain some of the physics behind them. Along the way I will touch on the stories of some of the pioneers in these areas of astronomy and astrophysics, who dedicated their careers to furthering our understanding of the invisible Universe.
Choice of afternoon and evening lectures. No booking required.

Location:

The Geological Society, Burlington House, London.
Date & Time:
1:00pm & 6:00pm. Tuesday 13th December 2016.


Swansea Astronomical Society
Star Party

Star Party with the Swansea Astronomical Society

View the Night Sky through telescopes with members of Swansea Astronomical Society.
At a Star Party Swansea Astronomical Society Members' Telescopes are made available for visitors to look through. Visitors to the star party can have advice on Telescopes and their questions can be answered. There will also be one ore more members of the Society giving Astronomy Talks.

Location:
Penllergare Observatory.
Date & Time:
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday 9th December 2016.
Date & Time To be Confirmed.

Swansea Astro Society Website

Tim Peake signing Hello, is this planet Earth?

Tim Peake

Meet ESA astro Tim Peake, who will be signing copies of his book "Hello, is this planet Earth?". Free event.
Location:
Waterstones, London - Piccadilly.
Date & Time:
12:30pm, Sunday 4th December 2016.


Prof Brian Cox UK Tour

Prof. Brian Cox
Live UK Stage Tour

IpswichRegent Theatre.
Thursday 1st December 2016. SOLD OUT
London Eventim Apollo.
Friday 2nd December 2016.

The hotly anticipated tour by the acclaimed Professor Brian Cox, OBE. The show will take audiences on a dazzling journey through space and time, delving into ‘high science’ and freewheeling on the edges of the known cosmos. Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Professor Brian Cox Live will test the limits of our knowledge and make highly complex ideas accessible to all. Always captivating, continually surprising and forever pushing the boundaries, Professor Brian Cox takes science to a new dimension in this new stage show.

  November 2016

Tim Peake: Hello, Is This Planet Earth?
Hello, is this planet Earth?

The words spoken by ESA astronaut Tim Peake when he accidentally
phoned the wrong number while on the International Space Station.


In his new book, Tim shares his photo album from
his stay aboard the International Space Station.

Out Now In All Good Book Shops & Online!
Book Signing Events Listed Below
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Prof Brian Cox UK Tour
Prof Brian Cox UK Tour

Prof. Brian Cox Live UK Stage Tour

Hull City Hall. Tuesday 1st November 2016. SOLD OUT
Coventry Warwick Arts Centre. Wednesday 2nd November 2016. SOLD OUT
Cheltenham Town Hall. Thursday 3rd November 2016. SOLD OUT
Watford Collosseum. Friday 4th November 2016. SOLD OUT
Margate Winter Gardens. Saturday 5th November 2016.
Bristol Colston Hall. Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th November 2016.
Southampton O2 Guildhall. Thursday 10th November 2016. SOLD OUT
Chesterfield Winding Wheel. Friday 11th November 2016. SOLD OUT
Cardiff St Davids Hall. 15th &  16th November 2016. SOLD OUT
Plymouth Pavilions. Thursday 17th November 2016. SOLD OUT
Basingstoke Anvil. Friday 18th November 2016. SOLD OUT
Brighton Centre. Saturday 19th November 2016.
Dublin Olympia. Tuesday 22nd November 2016. SOLD OUT
Belfast Belfast Waterfront. Wednesday 23rd November 2016. SOLD OUT
Wolverhampton Civic Hall. Thursday 24th November 2016. SOLD OUT
Cambridge Corn Exchange. Friday 25th & Saturday 26th November 2016.
Milton Keynes Theatre. Tuesday 29th November 2016. SOLD OUT
Guildford G Live. Wednesday 30th November 2016. SOLD OUT

The hotly anticipated tour by the acclaimed Professor Brian Cox, OBE. The show will take audiences on a dazzling journey through space and time, delving into ‘high science’ and freewheeling on the edges of the known cosmos. Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Professor Brian Cox Live will test the limits of our knowledge and make highly complex ideas accessible to all. Always captivating, continually surprising and forever pushing the boundaries, Professor Brian Cox takes science to a new dimension in this new stage show.

Visit our UK Space Events Map to locate more venues near you.

Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights

Aurora:  In Search of the Northern Lights

An inspiring public lecture by Dr Melanie Windridge investigating the science of Aurora, with beautiful images and adventure stories.
Location:
The British Interplanetary Society, London.
Date & Time:
7:00pm, Wednesday 30th November 2016.


John Harlow MBE film ROCKET FLIGHT

Rocket Flight

The Rocket and Missile historian John Harlow MBE will introduce a rarely seen film ROCKET FLIGHT, made by the RAF in 1945.
Location:
The British Interplanetary Society, The Gardeners Arms, Vines Lane, Droitwich, WR9 8LU.
Date & Time:
1:45pm, Saturday 26th November 2016.


SpaceUP Manchester
SpaceUp
SpaceUp

SpaceUp Manchester

SpaceUP is an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded people and discuss topics related to spaceflight, exploration, satellites, space tourism and more. The event is set up as an “unconference”, which means that instead of sitting through endless talks that someone else has organised, you get to decide what gets talked about, and most importantly, take an active part in talking and joining in the debates.
It’s like the best bits of a formal conference – the coffee break discussions, networking and excitement at new ideas – without someone shuffling you back into an auditorium to be lectured at.

Location:
Rise Manchester,
231 Deansgate, Manchester.
Date & Time:
25th & 26th November 2016.

SpaceUP Manchester Website

International World Extreme Medicine Conference & Expo
Meet Astronaut Michael Barratt in the UK

Michael Barret at the International World Extreme Medicine Conference & Expo

World Extreme Medicine Conference & Expo is for inspiring medical minds to meet, share experiences and promote cross-disciplinary working. The conference stimulates new thinking, extends professional relationships and shares new and more effective approaches to medical practice in challenging environments. The Extreme Medicine conference focuses on a number of interrelated medical fields including Space and Extreme Medicine. A range of multi-disciplinary partners offer a programme of fascinating talks from world-renowned experts in their field including NASA & ESA personnel.
In July 1992 Dr Michael Barratt joined NASA, assigned as NASA Flight Surgeon, working in Space Shuttle Medical Operations and later served as Medical Operations Lead for the International Space Station. He served as lead crew surgeon for the first expedition crew to ISS until he was selected as an astronaut candidate. He is Associate Editor for Space Medicine for the Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine journal, and is senior editor and contributing author of Principles of Clinical Medicine for Space Flight.
Location:
Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Rd,
Edinburgh.
Date & Time:
6:00pm - 11:00pm.
18th - 21st  November 2016.

World Extreme Medicine Website

The Story of the Solar System
Astronomer Will Gater

The Story of the Solar System
The Amazing Tale Of Our Planetary Neighbourhood Explored Live On Stage

Few stories are more thrilling, more extraordinary, than that of our Solar System and the planets, moons, asteroids and comets that orbit the star we call the Sun.
In this exciting new live show, astronomer Will Gater brings this remarkable tale to the stage. The Story of the Solar System explores how the planets came to be and how they were transformed from wandering points of light to familiar worlds. Worlds that we’ve now examined up-close with robotic rovers and orbiting spacecraft.
Along the way you’ll hear about the men and women who pioneered the study of our planetary neighbourhood and see how modern space missions, investigating strange and awe-inspiring alien landscapes, have built on their work.
With live demos bringing to life some of the science of the Solar System and spectacular astronomical imagery throughout, this promises to be one story you won’t forget soon.

Location:
Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre,
Taunton, Somerset.
Date & Time:
8:00pm.
Saturday 19th November 2016.

Event Website

The Observatory Science Centre
Comets And Curry Night at The Observatory Science Centre

Comets And Curry Night

Come and enjoy a warming curry a glass of wine plus an informative talk by a guest speaker. You can also look for shooting stars associated with the Leonids meteor shower as well as the tail end of the Taurids meteor shower. While we don't use the telescopes to spot meteors, if the weather does permit you will get the chance to look at some other interesting celestial objects through the large telescopes. The evening aims to be both informal and informative. If the weather is unsuitable on themed evenings, the talk will go ahead regardless and a comprehensive tour of the telescopes will replace viewing.
Location:
The Observatory Science Centre,
Wartling Road, Herstmonceux.
Date & Time:
7:00pm - 11:30pm
Saturday 19th November 2016.

Ticket Website

Swansea Astronomical Society
Plants In Space

Star Party with the Swansea Astronomical Society

All Day, 'Plants in Space' followed by a Star Party. Further details to come.
View the Night Sky through telescopes with members of Swansea Astronomical Society. At a Star Party Swansea Astronomical Society Members' Telescopes are made available for visitors to look through. Visitors to the star party can have advice on Telescopes and their questions can be answered. There will also be one ore more members of the Society giving Astronomy Talks.

Location:
National Botanic Gardens of Wales.
Date & Time:
6:00pm.
Saturday 19th November 2016.

Swansea Astro Society Website

Orwell Astronomical Society (Ipswich) Public Solar Day
Join Your Local Astronomy Society

Orwell Astronomical Society (Ipswich)
Telescopes & AstroTalk

Telescopes and talk evening.
Location:
Cedarwood School, Kesgrave.
Date & Time:
7:00pm - 9:00pm.
Friday 18th November 2016.

Orwell Astronomical Society Website

Tim Peake: Hello, Is This Planet Earth?
Hello, is this planet Earth?

The words spoken by ESA astronaut Tim Peake when he accidentally
phoned the wrong number while on the International Space Station.


In his new book, Tim shares his photo album from
his stay aboard the International Space Station.

Book Launch: 17th November 2016

Meet NASA  Astronaut Ed Lu

Astronaut Ed Lu

Space Shuttle & ISS Astronaut Ed Lu will be speaking at the Global Annual Conference 2016.
Location:
BFI Southbank, London.
Date & Time:
Thursday 17th November 2016.


Meet British NASA Astronaut Michael Foale

Astronaut Michael Foale

Mike discusses his life and career as an Astronaut on the Shuttle, Mir, Soyuz and ISS.
Location:
King Edward VI Five Ways School, Bartley Green, West Midlands.
Date & Time:
7:30pm, Thursday 17th November 2016.


Meet British NASA Astronaut Michael Foale

Astronaut Michael Foale

Mike discusses his life and career as an Astronaut on the Shuttle, Mir, Soyuz and ISS at the family learning night.
Location:
Warwick University, Coventry.
Date & Time:
Tuesday 15th November 2016.


Meet British NASA Astronaut Michael Foale

Astronaut Michael Foale

Mike discusses his life and career as an Astronaut on the Shuttle, Mir, Soyuz and ISS.
Location:
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) lecture theatre, University Chemical Laboratory, Lensfield Rd, Cambridge, CB2 1EW.
Date & Time:
Monday 14th November 2016.


Meet ESA Astronaut Claude Nicollier

Astronaut Claude Nicollier

Space Shuttle Astronaut Claude Nicollier will be speaking at the 10th Global Residence and Citizenship Conference.
Location:
Global Residence and Citizenship Conference, The Savoy Hotel, London.
Date & Time:
9th - 11th November 2016.


National Space Centre
The First Men In The Moon
The First Men In The Moon

National Space Centre: The First Men In The Moon

The First Men in the Moon
Join us in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium for a screening of H.G. Wells’ Astounding Adventure in Dynamation; The First Men in the Moon. Starring Edward Judd, Martha Hyer and Lionel Jeffries, with very special effects from Ray Harryhausen, including the Selenites, Moon Cows and the big-brained Prime Lunar.


Special Photo Opportunity
The National Space Centre is home to a Windak high-altitude pressure suit, developed for the Royal Air Force. These pressure suits can be seen in The First Men on the Moon, as well as in two Doctor Who stories: William Hartnell’s final story “The Tenth Planet” and the Patrick Troughton-Era “The Wheel in Space”. They also appear in the original Star Wars trilogy as the costumes for Bossk and Bo Shek.

Location:
National Space Centre,
Leicester.
Date & Time:
Doors Open 7:00pm.
Screening 8:00pm – 9:45pm.
Friday 11th November 2016.

National Space Centre Website

Meet Professor Chris Lintott
Visit Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope Discovery Centre

Jodrell Bank Lecture:
Is the Milky Way Special?

We are on the verge of finally getting to know our celestial neighbourhood. With new missions mapping our surroundings in unprecedented detail, this is an excellent time to ask whether there’s anything notable about our home galaxy.
In this talk, Chris Lintott will draw on cutting-edge research and results from his own Galaxy Zoo project to compare the Milky Way to the other galaxies which surround us, and ask whether we’re living in a special time in its history. For starters, it seems there’s something odd about the black hole that lurks in the centre of the Milky Way. Pre-booking is required for this event.

Location:
Jodrell Bank  Observatory,
Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Date & Time:
7:30 pm.
Thursday 10th November 2016.

Jodrell Bank Website

Professor Jim Al-Khalili

Professor Jim Al-Khalili & Guests: Are We Alone?

Join some of the hottest scientific writers in the country as the brilliant Jim Al-Khalil guest curates an evening of alien investigation.
Location
:
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London.
Date & Time:
7:00pm, Wednesday 9th November 2016.


Orwell Astronomical Society (Ipswich) Public Solar Day
Visit the Orwell Park Observatory

Orwell Park Observatory Tour

Two or more experienced members of OASI will welcome you to the Orwell Observatory and be your tour guide through the rooms and history of this magnificent building. Tours are customised slightly depending on the particular interests of visitors but will include a guided tour of the observatory with history and a look at the instruments at the observatory, past and present. If the weather conditions are favourable visitors will be invited to view the night sky using the Tomline Refractor. A minimum donation of £3 per visitor (payable during the visit) will assist with running costs of the observatory.
Location:
Orwell Park Observatory,
Orwell Park School, Nacton, Ipswich.
Date & Time:
8.15pm.
Tuesday 8th November 2016.
Orwell Park Observatory Website

Royal Astronomical Society
Visit the Royal Astronomical Society

RAS Public Lecture
Jets in Space
by Professor Katherine Blundell, University of Oxford.

If our eyes could see very deeply at radio wavelengths we could see that all across the universe are linear streaks of plasma. These streaks can extend over millions of light years in extent, way beyond the galaxies from whose centres they emerge, yet they are launched from vastly smaller regions close to massive black holes. Profesor Blundell will illustrate her talk with a wide variety of strikingly beautiful examples of these phenomena and of some smaller scale examples in our own Galaxy, all of which powerfully and dramatically impact their surroundings.
Choice of afternoon and evening lectures. No booking required.
Location:
The Geological Society,
Burlington House, London.
Date & Time:
1:00pm & 6:00pm.
Tuesday 8th November 2016.

RAS website

The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here
The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here
Astrobiology: The truth is out there

Astrobiology: The Truth Is Out There

For millennia, humans have looked to the stars in wonder – are we alone in the universe? From studying extreme life on earth to searching for planets and listening for alien signals, science seems to be bringing us ever closer to answering this question. Jim Al-Khalili will discuss just how close we are to our first close encounter.

Jim Al-Khalili OBE is a theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster. He is the host of the Life Scientific on BBC Four and was recently awarded the inaugural Stephen Hawking medal for science communication.
Location:
The Royal Institution,
21 Albemarle Street, London.
Date & Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm.
Monday 7th November 2016.

Royal Institution Ticket Sales Website

Meet ESA Astronaut Tim Peake in the UK

Astronaut Tim Peake

Tim Peake will be attending the UK Space Agency's Schools Conference. Follow link to apply for free tickets.
Location:
University of York
Date & Time:
Saturday 5th November 2016.


The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here
The Royal Institution: 13 Journeys Through Space and Time

The Royal Institution: 13 Journeys Through Space and Time

This special event celebrates the publication of a very special book which brings to life thirteen of the most captivating CHRISTMAS LECTURES on space and time. Packed full of Ri archive content such as handwritten letters, photographs and transcripts, the book explores what we thought we knew then and what has been discovered since.
Location
:
Sunley Room, The Royal Institution, London.
Date & Time:
6:30pm - 8:30pm, Thursday 3rd November 2016.


Meet ESA Astronaut Tim Peake in the UK

Astronaut Tim Peake

Tim Peake will be attending the UK Space Agency's Schools Conference. Follow link to apply for free tickets.
Location:
University of Portsmouth
Date & Time:
Wednesday 2nd November 2016.

  October 2016

Prof Brian Cox UK Tour
Prof Brian Cox UK Tour
Prof Brian Cox & Robin Ince

Prof. Brian Cox Live UK Stage Tour

Southend Cliffs Pavilion. Saturday 1st October 2016. SOLD OUT
Preston Guildhall. Wednesday 5th October 2016. SOLD OUT
Sheffield City Hall. Thursday 6th October 2016. SOLD OUT
Reading Hexagon Theatre. Friday 7th & Saturday 8th October 2016. SOLD OUT
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Wednesday 12th October 2016. SOLD OUT
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall. Thursday 13th October 2016. SOLD OUT
Northampton Royal and Derngate. Friday 14th October 2016. SOLD OUT
Portsmouth Guildhall. Saturday 15th October 2016. SOLD OUT
York Barbican. Tuesday 18th October 2016. SOLD OUT
Blackburn King Georges Hall. Wednesday 19th October 2016. SOLD OUT
Birmingham Symphony Hall. Thursday 20th October 2016. SOLD OUT
Oxford New Theatre. Friday 21st October 2016. SOLD OUT
London New Wimbledon Theatre. Saturday 22nd October 2016. SOLD OUT
Lincoln Engine Shed. Tuesday 25th October 2016. SOLD OUT
Stoke Regent Theatre. Wednesday 26th October 2016. SOLD OUT
Leicester De Montfort Hall. Thursday 27th October 2016. SOLD OUT
Southport Theatre & Convention Centre. Friday 28th October 2016. SOLD OUT
Tunbridge Wells Assemble Hall. Saturday 29th October 2016. SOLD OUT
The hotly anticipated tour by the acclaimed Professor Brian Cox, OBE. The show will take audiences on a dazzling journey through space and time, delving into ‘high science’ and freewheeling on the edges of the known cosmos. Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Professor Brian Cox Live will test the limits of our knowledge and make highly complex ideas accessible to all. Always captivating, continually surprising and forever pushing the boundaries, Professor Brian Cox takes science to a new dimension in this new stage show.

Visit our UK Space Events Map to locate more venues near you.


North Essex Astronomical Society
STARFEST Convention 2016

STARFEST Convention 2016

Join the North Essex Astronomical Society for a day of astronomy and spaceflight, featuring some of the best astronomy speakers in the UK, plus exhibits, displays, trade stands, artwork and planetarium shows.
Speakers include:
  • Andy Green "Aurora”.
  • Carl Murray "Cassini".
  • David Warrington "The Lunar X Prize".
  • Mike Barret "The last Shuttle flight".
  • John Davies "Hubble telescope that never was.".
  • Floor Van Leeuwen "GAIA".

Location: Chelmer Valley High School, Court Road, Broomfield, Essex.
Date & Time: 9:00am – 5:30pm. Saturday 29th October 2016.

Location:
Chelmer Valley High School,
Court Road, Broomfield, Essex.
Date & Time:
9:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday 29th October 2016.

STARFEST 2016 Website

Mike Massimino
SPACEMAN
An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey
To
Unlock The Secrets Of The Universe

The NEW Book by
NASA Space Shuttle Astronaut
(and double Hubble EVA Astronaut, not to mention his The Big Bang Theory cameo)
Mike Massimino

UK BOOK TOUR LATE OCTOBER
See Below For Dates, Venues & Ticket Links!


Meet Astronaut Mike Massimino in the UK

An Evening with NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino

UK Book Tour. This is a public access (ticketed) event. Mike will be discussing his career and signing copies of his book.
Location:
Topping and Company Booksellers, Christ Church, Bath.
Date & Time:
7.30pm,  Friday 28th October 2016


An Evening with NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino
Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe

Mike Massimino 'Spaceman'

Astronaut Mike Massimino will be joining us to discuss his awe-inspiring memoir "Spaceman". Looking back upon his 18 year career working for NASA, "Spaceman" reveals the hard work, camaraderie and sheer guts involved in the life of an astronaut; vividly describing what it is like to strap yourself into the Space Shuttle and blast off into space, or the sensation of walking in space, as he did when he embarked on an emergency repair of the Hubble telescope.

Join us for what is going to be a really special evening listening to Mike discuss achieving his dreams of going to space, in the intimate setting of the bookshop.

Mike will sign copies of his book which will be available to purchase at the event.
Location:
Blackwell's Bookshop,
Oxford.
Date & Time:
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Thursday 27th October 2016.

Blackwell's Bookshop Website

An Evening with NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino
Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe

NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino in conversation with Dermot O'Leary: A Multi-media Journey into Space.

In what promises to be an awe-inspiring conversation, illustrated by photographs and video, Mike Massimino will discuss the hard work, camaraderie and sheer guts involved in the life of an astronaut. You will discover what it is like to strap yourself into the Space Shuttle and blast off into space, and the sensation of walking in space, as he did when he completed a mission to service the Hubble telescope.

Early-bird tickets are available at special prices.
Mike Massimino will be selling and signing copies of his book at the event.

Location:
Emmanuel Centre,
Marsham Street, London.
Date & Time:
7:30pm - 8:45pm.
Wednesday 26th October 2016.

Eventbrite Ticket Website

Meet Astronaut Mike Massimino in the UK

Astronaut Mike Massimino

A free public event. Mike will speak about his career as a NASA Astronaut followed by book signing.
Location
:
Lecture Theatre, Science Museum, London.
Date & Time:
1.30pm – 2.15pm, Wednesday 26th October 2016.


An Evening with NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino
Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe

An Evening with NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino

Mike Massimino served as an astronaut for NASA between 1996 and 2014, going on two missions to service the Hubble telescope, spending more than 30 hours on spacewalks, and being the first astronaut to tweet from space.  Mike has appeared as himself on the hugely popular sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, and is now a professor at the University of Columbia. His upcoming book, Spaceman, is his extraordinary and inspirational story, revealing the hard work, camaraderie and sheer guts involved in the life of an astronaut.

Mike will be appearing at the Croston Theatre, Westholme to regale audiences with his stories and experiences as an astronaut.  The cost of the ticket includes a copy of Mike's hardback book which he will be happy to sign on the night.

Location:
The Croston Theatre,
Westholme School, Blackburn.
Date & Time:
7:00pm - 10:00pm.
Tuesday 25th October 2016.

Eventbrite Ticket Website

Meet NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino
Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe

Spaceman: Mike Massimino

Mike Massimino served as an astronaut for NASA between 1996 and 2014, going on two missions to service the Hubble telescope, spending more than 30 hours on spacewalks, and being the first astronaut to tweet from space.  Mike has appeared as himself on the hugely popular sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, and is now a professor at the University of Columbia. His upcoming book, Spaceman, is his extraordinary and inspirational story, revealing the hard work, camaraderie and sheer guts involved in the life of an astronaut.

Join the Royal Institution in London to hear Mike speak about his career.

The Armchair Astronaut is pleased to confirm that Mike will be selling copies of his book at this event and will happily sign them.

Location:
The Royal Institution,
21 Albemarle Street, London.
Date & Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm.
Monday 24th October 2016.

Eventbrite Ticket Website

Reinventing Space Conference
Reinventing Space Conference

Reinventing Space Conference

The 14th Reinventing Space Conference will be held between Monday 24 and Thursday 27 October 2016 at the Royal Society in London, UK. The focus of the 2016 conference will be on how technology trends are leading to the increasing commercialisation of space, including low cost launch systems, mega-constellations, and a range of novel satellite applications, both in LEO and beyond.
RISpace brings together industry, agency, government, financiers, academia and end users in the unparalleled, catalytic environment of a major London scientific institution. The conference and exhibition is organised by the British Interplanetary Society.

Location:
The Royal Society,
6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London.
Date & Time:
Monday 24th October 2016
to Friday 28th October 2016.

RIS Website

The Institution of Engineering and Technology
ESA ExoMars
CanadArm2

IET Young Professionals’ Event 2016
Robots in Space: The Final Frontier

Robots in space are no longer just the stuff of science fiction but have become an integral component of space expeditions. Extreme space environments are dangerous for humans and robots are best suited for exploring the hostile environment of space. Robotic missions can travel further and faster, and can return more scientific data than human missions. Robots have, and will continue to contribute to our comprehension of the Universe.  This lecture will look at the International Space Station's indispensable limb, the robotic Canadarm2 and the ExoMars Rover planned for exploring Mars.
Location:
IET London: Savoy Place
London.
Date & Time:
6:00pm – 9:00pm.
20th October 2016.

Visit The IET Website

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

IET Lecture:
Star Wars: The battle for space supremacy

How is space used in military operations? Spy satellites, positional satellites, SatNav and SatCom will be covered in this informative insight into the world of modern warfare. Our speaker Dave Davis, senior systems engineer at VT iDirect, will explain how space technology has helped shape the battlefield, together with the technological and human issues involved in using space within a military context. He will also describe the threats and opportunities that could arise on land, at sea or in the air; and how constant communications, situational awareness and navigation are all crucial in making the right decisions at the right time.
Location:
University of Surrey,
Guildford.
Date & Time:
7:30pm – 9:00pm.
19th October 2016.

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Young Scientists Journal’s Annual Conference
Chris Lintott

Young Scientists Journal’s Annual Conference

Young Scientists Journal’s annual conference, aimed at students aged 14 to 18, brings enthusiasts for science and its related fields together so that they can meet, discuss, share their ideas and learn from others.

Featured speakers include Chris Lintott, Professor of Astrophysics at Oxford University, more famously known as co-presenter of the BBC's Sky At Night.
Location:
St Anne’s College, Oxford.
Date & Time:
10:00am – 6:00pm.
18th October 2016.

Visit The YSJ Website

The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here
The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here
The BIG Picture

The BIG Picture

Award-winning scientist and writer Sean Carroll ties together the fundamental laws of physics governing the workings of the cosmos with the everyday human experience we all share. He will take us on a breath-taking journey from the origin of the Universe, through the evolution of life and consciousness, to the eternal question of what it all really means.

Dr Sean Carroll is an astrophysicist at the California Institute of Technology.  He has written a variety of popular science books along with textbooks and has long been interested in the biggest questions in astronomy.
Location:
The Royal Institution,
21 Albemarle Street, London.
Date & Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm.
Monday 17th October 2016.

Royal Institution Ticket Sales Website

Expedition 46/47 UK Tour
Meet ESA Astronaut Tim Peake

Tim Peake UK Tour

British ESA astronaut Tim Peake will embark on his post-flight tour of the UK in October 2016, visiting all four UK national capitals along with Leicester, Manchester and Glasgow. NASA astronaut and crewmate Tim Kopra will join Tim for the visits to Edinburgh, Belfast and London. Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko is unable to join the tour due to the recent delay to the upcoming Soyuz launch and his role as crew trainer for the Russian cosmonauts.
  • Cardiff:  Thursday 13th October 2016.
  • Leicester:  Friday 14th October 2016.
  • Manchester:  Saturday 15th October 2016.
  • Glasgow:  Sunday 16th October 2016.
  • Edinburgh:  Monday 17th October 2016.
  • Belfast:  Tuesday 18th October 2016.
  • London:  Wednesday 19th October 2016.

Meet ESA Astronaut Tim Peake
Meet ESA Astronaut Tim Peake

Tim Peake UK Tour - London
with Exp.47 Commander Tim Kopra

Spend an evening with astronauts Tim Peake and Tim Kopra as they share their stories and answer questions about living and working on the International Space Station.

Tim Peake is the first British European Space Agency astronaut, having spent over 6 months on board the International Space Station from 15 December 2015 – 18 June 2016, as part of the Principia mission. The UK public followed the Principia mission with interest – its launch watched by over 15,000 people at events held across the UK. From hosting live-streamed science lessons with schools across the country to participating in the first spacewalk outside the ISS by a British astronaut, Tim Peake’s own updates from the Station were viewed by millions.

Location:
Royal Albert Hall,
London.
Date & Time:
8:30pm.
Wednesday 19th October 2016.

Royal Albert Hall Website

Meet ESA Astronaut Tim Peake
Meet ESA Astronaut Tim Peake

Tim Peake UK Tour - London
with Exp.47 Commander Tim Kopra

Details waiting to be confirmed.
Location:
Science Museum,
London.
Date & Time:
Wednesday 19th October 2016.

Science Museum Website

Meet ESA Astronaut Tim Peake
Meet ESA Astronaut Tim Peake

Tim Peake UK Tour - Belfast
with Exp.47 Commander Tim Kopra

Tim Peake has returned to Earth after six months on the International Space Station as part of the European Space Agency's Principia mission.  During that time, Tim carried out a large number of scientific experiments and educational projects, focusing on microgravity. He also grew plants and crystals, studied flames from a range of materials, and melted metals. He put his body through a battery of medical tests. Not only that, he drank blobs of water floating freely in space, played with a gyroscope and was chased by a gorilla! 

At this very special event, Tim will give a personal take on what it's like to live and work in space. Tim Peake will be joined by his flight crew member Tim Kopra, NASA and former commander of the International Space Station.

Location:
The Ulster Hall,
Bedford Street,
Belfast.
Date & Time:
6:00pm.
Tuesday 18th October 2016.

The Ulster Hall Website

Meet Prof. Stephen Hawking
Meet Prof. Steven Hawking

An evening with Prof. Stephen Hawking

Imperial College London are pleased to announce that Professor Stephen Hawking’s talk has been rescheduled and "An evening with Stephen Hawking" will take place on Monday 17th October at 18.00 in the Great Hall.
Professor Hawking’s recently published paper ‘Soft hair on black holes’ takes us one step closer to solving the black hole information paradox.

There are limited public tickets available and due to anticipated demand we are operating a ballot system. You will need to register before 23rd September. Successful ticket winners will be contacted on 27th September.

Location:
Imperial College London.
Date & Time:
6:00pm - 7:45pm.
Monday 17th October 2016.

Event & Registration Website

Meet ESA Astronaut Tim Peake
Meet ESA Astronaut Tim Peake

Tim Peake UK Tour - Edinburgh
with Exp.47 Commander Tim Kopra

Freshly back from a six month long mission on board the International Space Station, British ESA astronaut Tim Peake and his NASA crewmate Tim Kopra will visit Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Monday 17 October to share their stories of living and working on the ISS in Experiments in Space. This evening with the astronauts is presented by Edinburgh International Science Festival in partnership with European Space Agency and UK Space Agency.

Tickets for the event go on sale on the Science Festival and Usher Hall websites on Monday, 3 October at 10am.
The event takes place at 6pm on Monday 17 October and will last for 90 minutes.
Tickets £15/£12

Location:
Usher Hall,
Edinburgh.
Date & Time:
6:00pm - 7:30pm.
Monday 17th October 2016.

Edinburgh Science Festival Website

Meet ESA Astronaut Tim Peake
Meet ESA Astronaut Tim Peake

Tim Peake  UK Tour - Glasgow

You can see Tim speak at one of two stellar events being held at Glasgow Science Centre on Sunday 16th October.

Watch the IMAX film "A Beautiful Planet" followed by a talk and Q&A by Tim Peake.
This event is suitable for a family audience, and we suggest an age limit of 8+.
This event will begin at 12:15 and end at approx. 13:45.

Join Tim for a more in-depth tour of the ISS and a Q&A in our digital planetarium, followed by a planetarium show "Wonders of the Night Sky", presented by a GSC astronomer. This event is more suitable for an adult audience and interested teenagers.
This event will begin at 14:00 and end at approx. 15:30.

Location:
Glasgow Science Centre,
Pacific Quay, Glasgow.
Date & Time:
12:15pm - 3:30pm.
Sunday 16th October 2016.

Glasgow Science Centre Website

Meet ESA Astronaut Tim Peake
Meet ESA Astronaut Tim Peake

Tim Peake UK Tour - Manchester

Families will have an experience that’s out of this world when astronaut Tim Peake appears at a special event to talk about his adventures on board the International Space Station.

This sold out event will be a family trailblazer for this year’s Manchester Science Festival, taking place from 20 to 30 October.  In a fun and unusual twist, each adult must be accompanied by a minimum of one child in order to maximise the number of future astronauts able to attend. Youngsters hoping to follow in Tim’s footsteps will have the opportunity to hear him speak about his experiences in orbit and quiz the spaceman on what life is really like on board a space station.
Tim’s appearance in Manchester is part of a seven-date UK tour organised by the UK Space Agency.

Location:
Museum of Science and Industry,
Manchester.
Date & Time:
10:00am.
Saturday 15th October 2016.

Manchester MSI Website

The International Astronomy Show 2016
The International Astronomy Show 2016
The International Astronomy Show 2016
The International Astronomy Show

The International Astronomy Show 2016

A host of world class astronomy guests are scheduled to appear and speak at The International Astronomy Show 2016. Entry is free for children under 16 years old.
The venue boasts an on-site hotel and over 30,000 free car parking spaces.
Guest speakers include (in order of schedule across two days);
  • Nigel Henbest
  • Gary Palmer
  • Dr Kate Russo
  • Pete Lawrence
  • Rebecca Smethurst
  • Heather Couper
  • Nigel A Ball
  • Dr Melanie Windridge
  • Prof. Gerry Gilmore
  • Dr Andrew Potzen
Location:
Stoneleigh Park, Coventry,
Warwickshire.
Date & Time:
Friday 14th October 2016.
Saturday 15th October 2016.

IAS Website

Meet ESA Astronaut Tim Peake
Meet ESA Astronaut Tim Peake

Tim Peake  UK Tour - Leicester

As part of a UK Space Agency, ESA and NASA post-flight tour, Tim Peake will be travelling to Cardiff, Leicester, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.
Tim will be hosting a schools and public session in the heart of our galleries, highlighting the work he has done in space, using the experiments created by the National Space Academy, here at the National Space Centre.
The session will also include an opportunity for questions from the audience and for people to discover more about Tim’s 186 day mission in space and his time since returning to Earth.
Note: Tim will be talking about his mission from 13:30 – 14:20 on three stages in the building. No additional tickets required. Recommend book in advance. There will be no opportunity for meeting, autographs or photos. Q&A will be from pre-recorded audience questions.

Location:
National Space Centre,
Leicester.
Date & Time:
1:30pm - 2:20pm.
Friday 14th October 2016.

National Space Centre Website

National Space Centre
Meet Astronaut Chris Hadfield in the UK

Chris Hadfield at the National Space Centre

Colonel Chris Hadfield will be joining the team of the National Space Centre for a very special day of talks, workshops, book signing sessions and a gala dinner in the heart of our galleries with a timetable of events that will provide fans, families, children and adults the opportunity to meet and speak with this inspiring man.

Colonel Chris Hadfield has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time, he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ in space. The secret to Chris Hadfield’s success – and survival – is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst – and enjoy every moment of it.

Location:
National Space Centre,
Leicester.
Date & Time:
2:30pm - 11:00pm.
Thursday 13th October 2016.

National Space Centre Website

Glasgow Science Centre
Meet Astronaut Chris Hadfield in the UK
Meet Astronaut Chris Hadfield in the UK

A Question of Science with Chris Hadfield

This year’s Question of Science guest of honour is none other than Colonel Chris Hadfield. Described as the “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong” Colonel Hadfield has intercepted Soviet bombers in Canadian airspace, lived on the ocean floor, been NASA’s Director of Operations in Russia, and recorded science and music videos on board the International Space Station which have been seen by hundreds of millions.
Colonel Hadfield will tell tales of his exploration as the first Canadian to walk in space and give a personal account about his days aboard the International Space Station (ISS) at our annual dinner. He will discuss the future of space, his return to Earth, that famous Bowie-tribute video, as well as answering questions from the audience.

Location:
Glasgow Science Centre,
Pacific Quay, Glasgow.
Date & Time:
6:00pm - 11:00pm.
Wednesday 12th October 2016.

Glasgow Science Centre Website

Royal Astronomical Society
Giovanna Tinetti

RAS Public Lecture
Brave new worlds: the planets and others stars
by Giovanna Tinetti, Professor of Astrophysics at University College London.

The Earth is special, it's our home, but is it really special as a planet? Every star we can see in the night sky is likely to be orbited by planets. There are probably a hundred billion planets in our galaxy alone. In less than 30 years, more than 3000 "exoplanets" have been discovered in distant solar systems. There are planets completing a revolution in less than one day, as well as planets orbiting two or even three stars or moving on trajectories so eccentric as to resemble comets. Some of them are freezing cold, some are so hot that their surface is molten. But beyond that our knowledge falters. Finding out why are these new worlds as they are, is one of the key challenges of modern astrophysics.
Choice of afternoon and evening lectures. No booking required.
Location:
The Geological Society,
Burlington House, London.
Date & Time:
1:00pm & 6:00pm.
Tuesday 11th October 2016.

RAS website

The Institution of Engineering and Technology
World Space Week 2016
World Space Week 2016

IET Lecture:
Remote Sensing Satellite Systems for Global Sustainability

As part of 2016 World Space week the Satellite Systems and Applications Network will host an evening lecture that will discuss future trends in remote sensing systems with technical and commercial experts to better understand how satellites are assisting in the management of the Earth’s natural resources. The meeting will bring together a leading advisor to governments and inter-governmental organisations including the World Bank and an expert in future remote sensing satellite systems to compare the commercial and societal imperatives with the resulting challenges for satisfying application requirements.
Location:
One Wimpole Street,
London.
Date & Time:
6:00pm – 8:35pm.
10th October 2016.

Visit The IET Website

The Institution of Engineering and Technology
World Space Week 2016
NASA Kepler Mission

IET Lecture:
Legacy of the NASA Kepler Mission

NASA Kepler Mission is NASA's first Discovery Program capable of finding potentially life-supporting Earth-size planets around other stars in the Milky Way. How? By a method known as the transit method of planet finding. Recently, the Kepler team announced discovery of planet which has the closest match of planet characteristics to Earth: 60% larger than Earth, orbiting a Sun-like star in a 385 day orbit period.
In this talk, Roger Hunter will talk about the Kepler mission, its achievements and at the end will give a glimpse of NASA Astrophysics Roadmap. In his current capacity, Roger Hunter leads NASA AMES small spacecraft mission and technology development programs as well as the Small Spacecraft Integrated Project Team.

Location:
Rolls Royce Learning and Development Centre,
Willmore Road, Derby.
Date & Time:
5:00pm – 8:00pm.
10th October 2016.

Visit The IET Website

Meet Astronaut Chris Hadfield in the UK
Meet Astronaut Chris Hadfield UK Book Signing

Chris Hadfield
Book Signing at Foyles Charing Cross, London.

You won't want to miss your chance to meet Chris Hadfield on his latest expedition to London at this exclusive Foyles event. The Darkest Dark is Chris Hadfield's first children's book. Heart-warming and imaginative, this is the story of a boy who faced his fears and went on to reach the stars. Chris Hadfield will be joining us at Foyles to sign copies of his latest book as well as previous titles, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth and You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes. This event starts at 12:30pm, please arrive on time and join the signing queue. This is a free event but you will need to order tickets in order to enter the queue line.
By booking your place for this lunchtime signing, you will be automatically entered into a competition to win signed copies of all three of Chris' books, valued at £35.00. Chris will randomly select the winner on the day.
Location:
Foyles Charing Cross,
London.
Date & Time:
12:30pm - 2:00pm.
Monday 10th October 2016.

Foyles Events Website

Meet Astronaut Chris Hadfield in the UK
Meet Astronaut Chris Hadfield UK Book Signing

Chris Hadfield
Book Signing at Blackwell's, Oxford.

Blackwell’s is delighted to welcome Commander Chris Hadfield for a book signing of his first book for children, The Darkest Dark.
Inspired by Commander Hadfield’s childhood watching of the first moon landing, The Darkest Dark follows a young boy who plays at being an alien-fighting astronaut, but at night is not so brave when darkness falls. However, he learns that space is even darker than his bedroom at night, and not scary but fascinating and exciting.
This event is free to attend. Please register by email or by visiting the bookshop.
All book purchases must be made before 5pm but the signing will go on until 6pm. Commander Hadfield will be signing The Darkest Dark, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, and You are Here. Please note no memorabilia is to be signed at this event.

Location:
Blackwell's Bookshop,
Oxford.
Date & Time:
3:30pm - 6:00pm.
Sunday 9th October 2016.

Blackwell's Events Website

Meet Astronaut Chris Hadfield in the UK
Meet Astronaut Chris Hadfield UK Book Signing

Chris Hadfield
at the Cheltenham Literature Festival

Astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield launches his new picture book, The Darkest Dark, at this unique and inspiring family event. As a child, Chris was keen to become an astronaut, but really was uncertain about night time and the dark. Find our how Chris overcame his fear and became Commander of the International Space Station, from where he entertained and educated us all with his regular news and amazing photographs of Earth – and his spine-tingling zero-gravity rendition of David Bowie’s Space Oddity. With the right start, you really can make your wildest dreams come true.

Location:  The Times Forum, Cheltenham.
Date & Time:  11:15am - 12:15pm. Sunday 9th October 2016.

Location:
The Times Forum,
Cheltenham.
Date & Time:
11:15am - 12:15pm.
Sunday 9th October 2016.

Cheltenham Festival Website

World Space Week 2016
Join Your Local Astronomy Society

Wells & Mendip Astronomers:
World Space Week Star Party

In celebration of World Space Week, the Wells & Mendip Astronomers are having a public Star Party. This is a free event, open to the public and includes exhibitions and activities.
Location:
Ashwick & Oakhill Village Hall.
Date & Time:
6:00pm to late.
Saturday 8th October 2016.

Wells & Mendip Astronomers Website

Meet NASA Space Shuttle Astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly
Meet NASA Space Shuttle Astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly

Space Lectures
NASA Astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly

With 8 space flights between them on both Shuttle and Soyuz spacecraft, and the International Space Station, two highly experienced NASA astronauts come to share their story.
This event starts with a professional photo-shoot and personal meet-and-greet opportunity with both Mark and Scott. There's a few trade stands to purchase photos and space memorabilia from plus refreshments and a large social gathering of like-minded enthusiasts. Then it's in to the modern lecture theater for the main event followed by an open Q&A session. Afterwards it's raffle tickets at the ready and winners come down to select and take your prize. After a short interval all guests will be invited to again come and meet both Mark and Scott Kelly for an in-person autograph (restrictions apply).

The Armchair Astronauts says:
Space Lectures are the UK's premier astronaut encounter events of the United Kingdom. Each person is guaranteed a personal meet and greet opportunity, a professional photo,  entrance to the main talk/lecture and an in-person autograph from the guest astronaut. Refreshments available plus raffle prizes, auction and a large social gathering of both amateur and professional space enthusiasts.

Location:
 Carleton Community High School,
Pontefract, Yorkshire.
Date & Time:
2:30pm.
Saturday 8th October 2016.

Space Lectures Website

Meet Astronaut Chris Hadfield in the UK
Meet Astronaut Chris Hadfield UK Book Signing

Chris Hadfield
Book Signing at Rossiter Books, Monmouth.

Rossiter Books are thrilled to be welcoming Commander Chris Hadfield to their book shop in Monmouth.
Chris will be signing copies of his books (all books authored by him) including his newly published debut children’s book, The Darkest Dark.
Come along to meet a truly inspiring man. To enter the queue to meet Chris and get a book signed, the book must be purchased at the shop on the day.

Location:
Rossiter Books,
5 Church Street,
Monmouth.
Date & Time:
3:30pm - 5:00pm.
Saturday 8th October 2016.

Rossiter Books Website

Meet Astronaut Chris Hadfield in the UK
Meet Astronaut Chris Hadfield UK Book Signing

Chris Hadfield
at the Children's Literature Festival

Astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield launches his new picture book, The Darkest Dark, at The Bath Children’s Literature Festival. As a child, Chris was keen to become an astronaut, but really wasn’t sure what he felt about night time and being in the dark. In this unique event for families, Chris will talk about how he overcame his fears to eventually become Commander of the International Space Station, from where he entertained and educated us all with his regular news and amazing photographs of Earth – and his spine-tingling zero-gravity rendition of David Bowie’s Space Oddity. With the right start, you really can make your wildest dreams come true.
Location:
The Forum, Bath.
Date & Time:
10:00am - 11:00am.
Saturday 8th October 2016.

Bath Festivals Website

World Space Week 2016
Designing Against Space Flight Disaster
Designing Against Space Flight Disaster

BIS Lecture
"Designing
  Against Space Flight Disaster"

The talk will review past spaceflight disasters, their causes and the lessons learnt from them. The talk will then go on to describe the current space flight safety risk management process, and the impact this has on system design and operation. The talk will conclude by identifying the space flight safety risk reduction challenges for the future.
Location:
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, Queen Square, Bath.
Date & Time:
7:30pm.
Friday 7th October 2016.

BIS Website

Meet NASA Space Shuttle Astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly
Meet NASA Space Shuttle Astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly

Space Lectures Gala Dinner
with NASA Astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly

With 8 space flights between them on both Shuttle and Soyuz spacecraft, and the International Space Station, two highly experienced NASA astronauts come to share their story.

The Armchair Astronauts says:
A formal dinner event. Space Lectures are the UK's premier astronaut encounter events of the United Kingdom. Each person is guaranteed a personal meet and greet opportunity, a professional photo,  an informal and sociable after dinner speech and an in-person autograph from the guest astronaut. Bar available. Evening also includes a charity auction of space memorabilia and a social gathering of both amateur and professional space enthusiasts.

Location:
Wentbridge House Hotel,
Pontefract, Yorkshire.
Date & Time:
6:00pm to... usually late :)
Friday 7th October 2016.

Space Lectures Website

Swansea Astronomical Society
Star Party

Star Party with the Swansea Astronomical Society

View the Night Sky through telescopes with members of Swansea Astronomical Society.
At a Star Party Swansea Astronomical Society Members' Telescopes are made available for visitors to look through. Visitors to the star party can have advice on Telescopes and their questions can be answered. There will also be one ore more members of the Society giving Astronomy Talks.

Location:
Swansea Airport.
Date & Time:
7:00pm - 9:00pm.
Friday 7th October 2016.

Swansea Astro Society Website

Destination Star Trek Europe
Meet Apollo 15 Astronaut Alfred Warden

Al Worden at Destination Star Trek

Destination Star Trek returns in 2016 for a VERY special anniversary.  Join us in Birmingham this October to celebrate 50 years of Star Trek, yes 50 years of seeking out new life and new civilisations and to keep boldly going where no one has gone before!
Set to be Europe's biggest Star Trek celebration, Destination Star Trek Europe will offer fans the opportunity to meet the cast and crew, explore interactive exhibits, learn about Star Trek’s impact on science, space and technology, and enjoy parties fit for a golden anniversary.
Location:
Birmingham NEC.
Date & Time:
7th - 9th October 2016.

Destination Star Trek Website

Visit Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope Discovery Centre
Visit Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope Discovery Centre

Jodrell Bank 70th anniversary lecture series:
From Sputnik to The Edge of The Universe

Professor Tim O’Brien will tell the story of one of the world’s most famous scientific instruments, The University of Manchester’s Lovell Radio Telescope at Jodrell Bank. Its first act was to track the rocket that launched Sputnik I into space at the dawn of the space age in October 1957. Following a series of major upgrades, today it is more capable than ever, and continuing work means its future in cutting-edge research is ensured.
Pre-booking is required for this event.

Location:
Jodrell Bank  Observatory,
Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Date & Time:
7:30pm - 9:00pm.
Wednesday 5th October 2016.

Jodrell Bank Website

Meet Apollo 15 Astronaut Alfred Warden
Meet Apollo Astronaut Al Worden In Ireland

Al Worden at Dream Big

Its the 1960’s and in Limerick, 9yr old Cyril Bennis meets John Glenn, NASA astronaut and first American to orbit earth. It changes the course of his life forever. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, fighter pilot and young NASA astronaut Al Worden watches the first moon landing and wonders if his time will ever come. In 1971 Col. Worden, orbited the moon as part of NASA’s iconic Apollo programme. Join Dr. Niamh Shaw as she chats with these space explorers as they tell their story of getting to space.
Location:
Millennium Theatre,
Limerick, Ireland.
Date & Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm.
Wednesday 5th October 2016.

Millennium Theatre Website

Orwell Astronomical Society (Ipswich) Public Solar Day
Visit the Orwell Park Observatory

Orwell Park Observatory Tour

Two or more experienced members of OASI will welcome you to the Orwell Observatory and be your tour guide through the rooms and history of this magnificent building. Tours are customised slightly depending on the particular interests of visitors but will include a guided tour of the observatory with history and a look at the instruments at the observatory, past and present. If the weather conditions are favourable visitors will be invited to view the night sky using the Tomline Refractor. A minimum donation of £3 per visitor (payable during the visit) will assist with running costs of the observatory.
Location:
Orwell Park Observatory,
Orwell Park School, Nacton, Ipswich.
Date & Time:
8.15pm.
Tuesday 4th October 2016.
Orwell Park Observatory Website

World Space Week 2016
Alton Towers Theme Park & Resort
Meet Apollo 15 Astronaut Alfred Warden

World Space Week at Alton Towers Resort

World Space Week will be coming to the Alton Towers Resort on 3rd, 6th, 7th, 10th, 13th and 14th October 2016 with several shows for Key Stages 1 - 3. Your class can learn about physics in the sky, the dawn of the space age or embark on a solar system adventure!

Meet Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden....
That's right, Al Worden, one of only 24 people who have traveled to the Moon, will be launching World Space Week 2016 at Alton Towers on Monday 3rd October 2016.
More details to follow.

Location:
Alton Towers Theme Park Resort,
Staffordshire.
Date & Time:
Selected dates/times between
3rd - 14th October 2016.

Alton Towers Website

World Space Week 2016
Breckland Astronomical Society
Breckland Astronomical Society

Night Sky Photography Workshop

Have you ever looked at photos of the moon or star trails and wanted to know how to make your pictures like this? Our workshop with Breckland Astronomy is just what you need.
The workshop will include everything you need to know in order to get the best out of night sky photography using no more than your D-SLR & basic accessories. We will cover stacking, calibrating, processing and the concept of digital noise.
PCs will be available for participants but if you would prefer to bring your own laptop please let us know when you book so we can let you know which (free) software to download in advance.  This is a free event (donations to the library and astronomical society gratefully received) but space is limited at the workshop so please email to book your place.

Location:
2nd Air Division Memorial Library,
Millennium Plain, Norwich.
Date & Time:
1:00pm - 3:30pm.
Sunday 2nd October 2016.

Event Website

European Space Agency
ESA-ESTEC Open Day 2016
ESA-ESTEC Open Day 2016
ESA-ESTEC Open Day 2016

ESA ESTEC Open Day 2016

Although not in the UK, this event is very close and possible to attend as a day trip with low-cost flights from several UK airports at convenient times including same-day return.
ESA’s technical heart will be thrown open to visitors in the midst of one of the most exciting times in Europe’s space history. Visitors will be able to wander around the sprawling facility at their own pace, meeting astronauts, scientistsand mission designerswhile seeing special exhibitsand actual space hardware. The Open Day will come just days before ESA’s ExoMars mission will be drawing near to the Red Planet, ahead of entering martian orbit on 19th October. Its Schiaparelli lander will make Europe’s first controlled landing on Mars at the same time – right in the midst of the Red Planet’s global dust season.
Tickets are FREE but limited and we urge you to book early to avoid disappointment.
Confirmed ESA Astronauts:
  • André Kuipers (Soyuz TMA-4, Soyuz TMA-03M, ISS 30/31)
  • Franco Malerba (STS-46)
  • Hans Schlegel (STS-55, STS-122)
Location:
ESA-ESTEC
1 Keplerlaan,
2201 AZ Noordwijk,
Netherlands
Date & Time:
10:00am to 5:00pm (CEST).
Sunday 2nd October 2016.

Book Your Place Here

World Space Week 2016
National Space Centre
Apollo 13 Movie

World Space Evening

How about celebrating with a jam-packed evening of special guests, interactive planetarium shows, star gazing and a film showing of the Oscar winning movie Apollo 13?
This special ticketed event includes multiple events, as well as late access to our galleries, with an option to add a screening of Apollo 13 in the planetarium. There will also be Satellite Building, Cosmic Colouring, and Weather Satellite Q&A activities throughout the evening.
17:30 – 17:45  Arrival and check in
17:45 – 18:15  Exploring the Realm of the Giants
18:15 – 18:45  Maps Without Borders
19:00 – 19:45  Earth Observation Detective
19:45 – 20:00  Tour of the Night Sky live planetarium show
20:00 – 22:00  Star gazing. Dress up warm! (weather dependent)
20:30 – 22:50  Apollo 13 screening (additional ticket required)
23:00 Building close

Location:
National Space Centre,
Leicester.
Date & Time:
5:30pm – 11:00pm.
1st October 2016.

National Space Centre Website

Meet Apollo 15 Astronaut Alfred Warden

Al Worden at Dark Skies Wales

As command module pilot for the Apollo 15 mission to the moon in 1971, Al Worden flew on what is widely regarded as the greatest exploration mission that humans have ever attempted.  He spent six days orbiting the moon, including three days completely alone, he also conducted the first spacewalk in deep space. Join Al as he shares his passion for his work,  insights into the life of an astronaut plus some hilarious anecdotes .
Location:
Treorchy, Wales.
Date & Time:
7.30pm. 1st October 2016.

Dark Skies Wales Website

World Space Week 2016
National Space Centre

World Space Day

We’re celebrating World Space Week with a day of workshops, craft sessions and an afternoon of sun gazing that all the family can enjoy.
Enjoy the whole of the National Space Centre, with a day out in the galleries, Rocket Tower and Planetarium, with lots of added extras just for World Space Day.
All activities are included in our standard day ticket prices.

Location:
National Space Centre,
Leicester.
Date & Time:
10:00am – 5:00pm.
1st October 2016.

National Space Centre Website

  September 2016

Prof Brian Cox UK Tour

Prof. Brian Cox Live UK Stage Tour

Aberdeen His Majestys Theatre. 21st September 2016. SOLD OUT
Edinburgh Usher Hall. 22nd September 2016. SOLD OUT
Glasgow Pavillion Theatre. 23rd September 2016. SOLD OUT
Newcastle City Hall. 24th September 2016. SOLD OUT
Manchester O2 Apollo. 29th September 2016. SOLD OUT
Bradford Alhambra Theatre. 30th September 2016. SOLD OUT
Visit our UK Space Events Map to locate more venues near you.
The hotly anticipated tour by the acclaimed Professor Brian Cox, OBE. The show will take audiences on a dazzling journey through space and time, delving into ‘high science’ and freewheeling on the edges of the known cosmos. Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Professor Brian Cox Live will test the limits of our knowledge and make highly complex ideas accessible to all. Always captivating, continually surprising and forever pushing the boundaries, Professor Brian Cox takes science to a new dimension in this new stage show.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium
Become an Astronaut or Space Scientist

Careers In Space Roadshow

Winchester Science Centre would like to invite you to bring 15 students to attend the Careers In Space Roadshow launch, funded by the UK Space Agency. Following the return of Tim Peake from the International Space Station in June, Winchester Science Centre are keen to highlight the significant impact that the UK has on space exploration.
The students would take part in
Space mission activities mentored by STEM Ambassadors who work within the space industry, Space careers advice and local careers case studies and a live planetarium show.

Location:
Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, Telegraph Way,
Winchester.
Date & Time:
9.00am - 2.30pm.
Wednesday 28th September 2016.

Careers In Space Visitor Website

Meet British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake
Meet Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden

Tim Peake  &  Al Worden
at the New Scientist Live Festival

On the opening day of New Scientist Live, 22nd September, Tim will give a personal take on what it’s like to live and work in space, what excited him about the mission and what he enjoyed. You’ll find him on the Main Stage at 11am and at the ESA stand.
Other space related topics include:
From Mars to the multiverse with Astronomer Royal Martin Rees.
Meet the ExoMars Rover due for launch in 2018.
Meet Keith Cowing, who hacked a NASA space probe in space.
Are we alone in the universe? by Duncan Forgan.
The inside story about recently detected Gravitational Waves.

NEW GUEST: Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot Al Wordenwill be at New Scientist Live all four days. Come and meet one of only 24 people who have been to the Moon! Al Worden will be at the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) stand and will hopefully be signing for a short while on Saturday (TBC).
Location:
New Scientist  Live,

ExCeL, London
Date & Time:
22nd – 25th September 2016.
Tim Peake:
11:00am.
Thursday 22nd September 2016.

New Scientist Live Website

World Space Week 2016
BLUESHIFT 2016 - Meet Astronauts
Meet Apollo Astronaut Al Worden
Meet NASA Space Shuttle Astronaut Richard M. Linnehan
Meet NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott
Meet NASA Mission Controller Charles F. Deiterich
Meet Apollo Mission Control EECOM Sy Liebergot
Meet Ed Rezac, Systems Engineer on Hubble Space Telescope
BLUESHIFT 2016 - ANDREA BOYD - ESA Capcom ISS EU
BLUESHIFT 2016 - Meet Geoff Notkin
BLUESHIFT 2016 - Meet Nick Howes

BLUESHIFT 2016

Meet the Explorers, the Doers, the Innovators and See the Universe in a Whole New Light!
Come and meet astronauts from Apollo to the ISS, leaders in the search for life in the universe, engineers working on projects to explore our Solar System and beyond, and more, as we explore the future of space and the myriad choices available for those who want to be participants in this exciting and expanding frontier. Guests/Speakers currently include:
  • Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut.
  • Richard Linnehan, NASA Space Shuttle Astronaut.
  • Nicole Stott, NASA Shuttle & ISS Astronaut.
  • Charles Deiterich, NASA Misson Controller.
  • Sy Liebergot, NASA Apollo Mission Control EECOM.
  • Ed Rezac, Systems Engineer on Hubble Space Telescope.
  • Amber Straughn, NASA Astrophysicist.
  • Andrea Boyd, ESA Capcom ISS EU.
  • Geoff Notkin, the Meteorite Man.
  • Nick Howes, UK STEM Ambassador and Astronomer.
  • Louise Alexander, Planetary Scientist/Geologist/LM-1
  • Mark Bentley, Rosetta Mission.
  • Daniel Faber, CEO of Deep Space Industries.
  • Bas Landorp, CEO of Mars One Foundation.
  • Michael Soluri, Photographer for NASA Hubble Project.
  • David Woods, Author "How Apollo Flew to the Moon".
  • Aidan Cowley, Head of SpaceShipEAC division.
  • Marc Griofa, NASA Aquanaut, NEEMO 21.
Location:
Dublin.
Date & Time:
7th - 8th October 2016.

This event has
been cancelled.

BLUESHIFT 2016 Website

It Came From Outer Space

It Came From Outer Space + Stargazing Walk

An evening exploring technology, space and darkness; 3D film screening, virtual reality experience, fireside discussion & star-gazing walk.
Join us for an outdoor screening of the classic 1950’s science fiction movie It Came From Outer Space in 3D. Take part in a fireside discussion on technology; past, present and future, experience the latest virtual reality technology before taking a journey into darkness on a guided night-time star-walk. Stargazing walk with Keith Muir from The Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park. The fireside discussion and stargazing walk are free however places are limited.

Location:
Talnotry - Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park, Nr Newton Stewart.
Date & Time:
8.00pm - 10.00pm.
Friday 23rd September 2016.

Event & Ticket Website

Royal Astronomical Society
Visit the Royal Astronomical Society

Royal Astronomical Society Open House

Have you ever wondered what is in the RAS apartments at Burlington House?
On Saturday 17th September 2016 the RAS will be opening their doors to the public so they can look around this magnificent building.
All of the learned societies based at Burlington House are participating in Open House London 2016, and will each provide access to areas which are not normally accessible to visitors.
RAS staff will be on hand to explain the architectural features of the building, the history of the society, and exhibit some of our fascinating artefacts. This will include some of the historically significant items in our library.

Location:
The Royal Astronomical Society,
Burlington House, London.
Date & Time:
10:30am – 4:30pm.
Saturday 17th September 2016.

RAS website

European Space Agency's deep-space tracking station at Cebreros, Spain.
Send Your Message To Space!

Send Your Message To Space

'A Simple Response to an Elemental Message' is an Interstellar Radio Message due to be transmitted from Earth on a one-way journey to our North Pole Star in 2016.
A Simple Response invites individuals from anywhere on the planet to consider and freely contribute their own unique [text-based] perspectives to the posed question; “How will our present environmental interactions shape the future?”
In autumn 2016, material submitted in response to this globally pertinent question will be transmitted into deep space via the European Space Agency's deep-space tracking station at Cebreros, Spain to commence an interstellar, light-speed journey; in effect, creating a culturally-inspired, ‘message in a bottle’ of global perspectives encoded within light that will propagate out into space for eons.

Location:
Online entry.
Date & Time:
Deadline for messages:
Friday 16th September 2016.

A Simple Response Website

Milton Keynes Astronomical Society
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Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:
Astronomy For All

A public event organized by the MK Astronomical Society. Night sky observing.
Location:
Rectory Cottages,
Bletchley, Milton Keynes.
Date & Time:
8:00pm.
Friday 16th September 2016.

MK Astronomical Society Website

The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here
The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here
Calculating the cosmos: How mathematics unveils the Universe

Calculating the Cosmos:
How mathematics unveils the Universe

Mathematics has been the driving force in astronomy and cosmology since the ancient Babylonians, from Kepler’s influence on Newton to Einstein’s theory of General Relativity, which was inspired by irregularities in the motion of Mars. Introduced by mathematician Hannah Fry, former Christmas Lecturer Ian Stewart will be your guide to the maths of the Universe.
Location:
The Royal Institution,
21 Albemarle Street, London.
Date & Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm.
Thursday 15th September 2016.

Royal Institution Ticket Sales Website

Meet British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake
Meet Astronaut Thomas Reiter
Meet Astronaut Luca Parmitano
Meet Astronaut Reinhold Ewald

ESA "Space for Inspiration" conference

A unique opportunity to build cross-sector relationships, learn, and explore how research in the unique environment of space is creating opportunities to meet key challenges here on Earth, and how you could get involved. A cross-section of expert speakers will give perspectives, including first-hand case studies, with live demonstrations.
Tim Peake will be talking about his mission highlights and outlook, joined by ESA Astronauts Reinhold Ewald, Luca Parmitano and Thomas Reiter during the day and a huge host of leading space scientists and engineers from ESA, NASA, JAXA, CSA and more!
Location:
Science Museum, London.

Date & Time:
14th - 15th September 2016.
Tim Peake:
2:30pm. 15th September 2016.
Other astronauts appearing at other times; check website for details.

Space4Inspiration Website

Orwell Astronomical Society (Ipswich) Public Solar Day
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Orwell Astronomical Society (Ipswich)
Telescopes & AstroTalk

Telescopes and talk evening. Event starts at 19:00 with a talk on astronomy, then hot dogs and hot drinks will be for sale and, at 20:30, we will be observing (weather permitting). Entrance fee TBC.
Location:
Capel St Mary Methodist Church
The Street, Capel St. Mary, Suffolk.
Date & Time:
7:00pm.
Saturday 10th September 2016.
Orwell Astronomical Society Website

British Science Festival
Sampling The Race for Space

British Science Festival:
Sampling The Race for Space

J. Willgoose, Esq, the brains behind Public Service Broadcasting, will discuss the making of their cosmic album ‘The Race for Space’.

Part historical document, part immersive soundscape and part nerd disco, The Race For Space weaves samples of news reels and recordings from the Sputnik and Apollo missions to retell the story of the American and Soviet space race from 1957-1972 across a nine track album.

Location:
Diva's,
Swansea University Students' Union,
Swansea University, Swansea.
Date & Time:
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday 9th September 2016.

BSF Website

National Space Centre
Space Toddler Day

National Space Centre: Small Space Toddler Day

From a Tiny blue planet to a Small Space day, two VERY special visitors are coming to make some new friends at the National Space Centre.... meet Small and Tiny from the hit kids TV show "Clangers" (bring your camera).
Small Space Days have been created for children aged under 5 to enjoy. The whole centre is dedicated to them and we have added lots of activities, workshops, story time sessions and sing-a-long classes for them to join in.
Visit the National Space Centre website for full listing of events and times on this action-packed day.

Location:
National Space Centre,
Leicester.
Date & Time:
9th September 2016.

National Space Centre Website

The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here
The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here
Star Trek: Fact and Fiction

Star Trek: Fact and Fiction

It’s been half a century since the original series first aired and the Starship Enterprise beamed into our lives. Now 50 years on join The Royal Institution for a celebration of Star Trek as a panel of scientists, science communicators and star trek fans including Jamie Gallagher, Katie Steckles and Karl Byrne sort the fact from the fiction of this iconic show.

Jamie Gallagher is an award winning scientist and science communicator. He will be joined on stage by mathematician Katie Steckles, science communicator Karl Byrne and two mystery Star Trek science guests.

Location:
The Royal Institution,
21 Albemarle Street, London.
Date & Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm.
Thursday 8th September 2016.

Royal Institution Ticket Sales Website

British Science Festival
50 years of human spaceflight

British Science Festival:
50 Years of Human Spaceflight

List some of the major NASA initiatives over the last half century and chances are that George Abbey was behind them; whether it was flying Apollo missions to the moon and successfully bringing Apollo 13 back to Earth, selecting and assigning astronauts to fly the Space Shuttle, working with the Russians at the height of the Cold War, or building the International Space Station. Come and meet George Abbey in conversation with TV presenter Dallas Campbell. In a career that spanned 50 years, find out some of his most memorable and defining moments in space exploration – a must for all space enthusiasts!
Location:
Taliesin Theatre,
Swansea University, Swansea.
Date & Time:
8:00pm – 9:00pm
Tuesday 6th September 2016.

BSF Website

British Science Festival
Listening to the universe: the Square Kilometre Array

British Science Festival: Listening to the Universe

The British Science Festival; expand your horizons with four days of free events, talks and performances from across the scientific spectrum. Join leading academics to discover, discuss and debate the latest ideas and innovations set to change our future.

In remote areas of South Africa and Australia, thousands of receptors are being constructed to form the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope – the Square Kilometre Array. Join Simon Berry to discover how the Square Kilometre Array will transform our understanding of the early history of the Universe; investigate the nature of gravity; and search for signs of extraterrestrial life.
Location:
Faraday Building,
Swansea University, Swansea.
Date & Time:
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Tuesday 6th September 2016.

BSF Website

  August 2016

Meet Director Mark Craig & Book Signing
Apollo 17 Commander Gene Cernan

The Last Man On The Moon
Intro, Q&A & Book Signing with Director Mark Craig!

In 1972, Captain Gene Cernan, Commander of Apollo 17, stepped into the Lunar Module and left the Moon behind forever. Since that day, no one has followed in his footsteps.
The documentary The Last Man on the Moon was made to tell the story of Gene Cernan, the last of the twelve NASA astronauts to walk on the Moon.
​In our first club night after our summer break, documentary film maker Mark Craig shares his experience of making the film, with behind the scenes photographs and stories of his time spent with Captain Cernan.
18.30pm - Doors open.
19.00pm - Movie introduction from Mark Craig – Director of Last Man on the Moon.
19.15pm - Last man on the Moon film show.
21.00pm - Q/A Session with Mark Craig.
21.30pm - Book signing with Mark Craig.
Location:
Airdrie Town Hall,
Stirling Street, Airdrie.
Date & Time:
7:00pm.
 Wednesday 31st August 2016.

CultureNL Website

National Space Centre
AstroCamp

National Space Centre: Summer AstroCamp

Seven weeks = Seven challenges = Seven different themes.
Visit once and upgrade to a FREE Annual Pass.


Join our Mission Commanders as they take you through your paces on a journey to discover if you have the Right Stuff to become an Astronaut.Learn about the training here on Earth, blast off into space and see what life in space is really like.Different weeks have different activities including: Astro-Fitness, Getting into Space, Your Orbital Home, Experiments in Space, Dangers of Space, Astronomy from Space and Training for Long-Duration Spaceflight.

Location:
National Space Centre,
Leicester.
Date & Time:
16th July 2016 - 4th September 2016.

National Space Centre Website

European Space Agency
ESA's Big Year in Science 2016

ESA's Big Year In Science 2016

Professor Mark McCaughrean, Senior Science Advisor at the European Space Agency, will be delivering this exciting free public lecture as part of an international academic conference on star formation taking place at the University and will present some key recent results from ongoing missions.
The European Space Agency operates and is partner in a fleet of spacecraft studying the Sun, exploring Earth's magnetic field, orbiting Mars, Saturn, and Comet 67P/Churymov-Gerasimenko, and collecting photons from across the electromagnetic spectrum, from corners of the Universe near and far. Mark will talk about missions including the Milky Way surveyor Gaia and the gravitational wave technology testbed LISA Pathfinder. He'll also give a look forward to two big solar system events: Rosetta will end its mission with a controlled impact on the surface of Comet 67P in September, and ExoMars 2016 puts its entry, descent, and landing module onto the Red Planet in October.

Location:
Forum Alumni Auditorium,
Streatham Campus,
University of Exeter.
Date & Time:
6:30pm - 8:30pm.
Friday 26th August 2016.

Tickets Website

MeteoriteCamp UK - Hunt for Meteorites in the UK
Alton Towers Theme Park & Resort
MeteoriteCamp UK - Hunt for Meteorites in the UK

Meteorite Camp UK

Welcome to the first ever Meteorite Camp UK, hosted by Geoff Notkin of the hit US TV show "Meteorite Men" and Aerolite Meteorites. Hunt Meteorites by day and Hunt Asteroids by night. You get to keep all the meteorites you find, all genuine, named and numbered meteorites. All participants will receive a thrilling three-day, one-of-a-kind experience and will benefit from Geoff's unmatched twenty-two years of experience hunting space rocks and a lifetime of adventuring. Your all-inclusive package includes:
* Three days of activities including hands-on training, lectures, and two meteorite hunts!
* Use of Minelab metal detectors and our magnet cane (purchase discount available).
* Expert meteorite hunting training from Geoff and his team.
* Expert detector training by one of Minelab's most experienced specialists.
* Audio/Visual presentation by Geoff.
* A full day of field hunting with Geoff and his team. You keep what you find!
* Catered lunch "in the field".
* Free admission to a special talk by Geoff at the observatory, along with a tour of the observatory, viewing through two telescopes and a book signing by Geoff.
* A colour Meteorite Adventures Graduation Diploma, personally signed by Geoff Notkin.

Location:
Norman Lockyer Observatory and Planetarium, Sidmouth.
Date & Time:
Friday 19th - Sunday 21st August 2016.

Aerolite Meteorites

World Space Week 2016
Orwell Astronomical Society (Ipswich) Public Solar Day
The Nowton Park Star Party

The Nowton Park Star Party

 Explore the wonders of the night’s sky at Nowton Park with expert guides from the Orwell Astronomical Society. Star gaze through telescopes and view the moon, planets, stars and galaxies 2.5 million light-years away. Listen to fascinating talks on astronomical subjects and be guided around the constellations by members of the society with laser pointers.
Situated in the heart of Nowton Park, well away from light sources to maximise our chance of viewing at stars.
This event is suitable for adults and children of all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing as the event will still go ahead in unfavourable conditions, but with a longer talk and a display of telescopes as an alternative.

Location:
Nowton Park,
Bury St Edmunds.
Date & Time:
7:00pm - 10:00pm.
Saturday 8th October
2016.
This Event Has Been Cancelled.
Nowton Park Star Party Website

Macclesfield Astronomical Society
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Macclesfield Astronomical Society
Summer Exhibition

A public event organized by the Macclesfield Astronomical Society
including displays, observing, competitions, raffle and refreshments.
Location:  Goostrey Village Hall, Goostrey, CW4 8PE.
Date & Time:  Tuesday 16th August 2016.
Location:
Goostrey Village Hall,
Goostrey,
Date & Time:
Tuesday 16th August 2016.

Macclesfield Astro Society Website

Perseids Shooting Star Supper at The Observatory Science Centre
Perseids Shooting Star Supper at The Observatory Science Centre

Perseids Shooting Star Supper

The evening will begin with a selection of cheeses and wine, followed by an informative talk by a guest speaker. Weather permitting, you will have the opportunity to try and spot some fast moving meteors with the naked eye and look through the telescopes at other interesting celestial objects.  The evening aims to be both informal and informative. If the weather is unsuitable on themed evenings, the talk will go ahead regardless and a comprehensive tour of the telescopes will replace viewing. On the tour you will be taken into domes not open to the public during the day. Numbers are limited to 100, so book early to secure your place.
Location:
The Observatory Science Centre,
Wartling Road, Herstmonceux.
Date & Time:
8:00pm - 00:30am (following day)
Saturday 13th August 2016.

Ticket Website

South West Astronomy Fair

South West Astronomy Fair

The South West Astronomy Festival is a celebration and exhibition of astronomy. View the stars from our planetarium; Learn about planets and space with presentations from top names in the world of astronomy; plus activities for the young, trade stalls, local clubs, advice and guidance. Something for all ages, interests and experiences. Speakers include:
Nick James - Great Comets and Great Disappointments
Bill Leatherbarrow - Our Volcanic Moon
Andy Green - Aurora
Mitchell Berger - Solar Magnetic Storms

Location:
Norman Lockyer Observatory,
Sidmouth.
Date & Time:
9:30am - 5:30pm.
13th August 2016.

Visit SW Astronomy Fair Website

Apollo 17 Commander Gene Cernan

The Last Man On The Moon

Mark Craig’s documentary centres on a discussion with Eugene Cernan, the veteran astronaut who: performed one of the first spacewalks, piloted the Apollo 10 and 17 missions, and was the last man to walk on the Moon. Cernan’s honest account of the effect his determined attitude had on his family life, leading to divorce and an uneasy relationship with his daughter, is mixed with breathtaking archive material.
“A compelling and fantastically straight-faced documentary” (The Times).
Location:
The David Lean Cinema,
Croydon Clocktower.
Date & Time:
2:30pm & 7:30pm.
Thursday 11th August 2016.

David Lean Cinema Website

Visit Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope Discovery Centre
Visit Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope Discovery Centre

The Amazing Story of Jodrell Bank

This brand new science show charts the unique history of Jodrell Bank. Discover the stories behind the world famous Lovell telescope and find out how a quiet rural outpost became home to some of humanity’s most significant scientific discoveries. Perfect for all the family!

Each show lasts 30 minutes and is included in your admission price.
Times:  11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. 1st – 12th August (Weekdays only).

Location:
Jodrell Bank  Observatory,
Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Date & Time:
11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm.
1st – 12th August (Weekdays only).

Visit Jodrell Bank Website

  July 2016

Swansea Astronomical Society
Solar Observing

Solar Observing Day
with the Swansea Astronomical Society

Observe the Sun Safely with Swansea Astronomical Society. Visitors will be able to observe the sun in safety by using Swansea Astronomical Society members' special solar telescopes.
One or more members of the society will give talks.

Location:
National Botanic Gardens of Wales.
Date & Time:
11:00am - 4-30pm.
Sunday 31st July 2016.

Swansea Astro Society Website

Meet NASA Astronaut Dr. Thomas Jones

Astronaut Thomas Jones
Crystal Symphony North Sea Circle Cruise

"A journey of rare adventure, from the tiny town of Flam nestled in the world's longest and deepest fjord, to an overnight in Reykjavik with the waters of Blue Lagoon.....". Dr. Thomas D. Jones flew on four space shuttle missions to Earth orbit.  On his last flight, he led three spacewalks to install the centerpiece of the International Space Station; the American Destiny laboratory.  He has spent fifty-three days working and living in space. Dr. Thomas D. Jones will be offering lectures during the cruise and meeting with the passengers.
Location:
Cruising from Amsterdam to London
on the Crystal Symphony.
Date & Time:
Departing 9th July 2016.
Arriving London 23rd July 2016 (14 Days).

Visit Crystal Cruises Website

Meet British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake

Tim Peake
at the Farnborough International Airshow

Futures Day has been designed to give groups of young people aged 11 – 21 a chance to see the exciting career opportunities available in the dynamic sectors of Aerospace and Defence. Groups from schools, universities and youth associations are motivated in their study of STEM subjects through an interactive, informative and engaging programme. Central to the day is the Innovation Zone, where students can experience aerospace technology of the future and meet with academic institutions.
Location:
Farnborough International Airshow,
Farnborough, Hampshire.
Date & Time:
Friday 15th & Saturday 16th July 2016.

FIA 2016 Futures Day Website

Work with Astronaut Michael Foale
Meet and work with NASA Astronauts

ISSET's 'Mission Discovery' Space & STEM Camp

ISSET’s Mission Discovery programme is a great opportunity for ordinary students to do something extraordinary. Secondary school students from year groups 9 - 13 carry out biomedical research with NASA Astronauts, rocket scientists and trainers for a week at one of the best biomedical universities in the world; King's College in London.

In teams, students will propose an idea for your own biomedical experiment; the best idea will be launched into space and carried out by Astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
With help from brilliant NASA role models, Astronauts, Astronaut trainers, NASA personnel, scientists and engineers; students will learn about space and STEM through a variety of exhilarating hands-on activities, based on themes such as:
NASA leadership and team building
How space exploration benefits life on Earth
Experiencing the environment of space
Looking at different kinds of experiment and what makes them great
How you succeed in your dreams and ambitions
Check website for further details, availability and guest updates.

The Armchair Astronaut says:

I wish I was in secondary school years 9-13 again (sad face emoji).

Work with Astronauts and launch your science to the International Space Station
Location:
King's College,
London.
Date & Time:
11th - 15th July 2016.

ISSET Mission Discovery 2016 Website

Astronaut Michael Foale
will be in residence throughout.

British-born NASA Astronaut who
flew the NASA Space Shuttle, on
the Mir Space Station, Soyuz and Commanded the International
Space Station spending over 374
days in space.

Meet Apollo 15 Astronaut Alfred Warden

Al Worden
at the Farnborough International Airshow

Apollo 15 Command Module pilot Al Worden will be at the U.S. Pavillion of the Farnborough International Airshow this year.
The Armchair Astronauts says:

It is understood that Al Worden will only be involved in the corporate side of the show on the 16th July and not the public airshow. It is highly unlikely (depends on your ticket/access) that the general public will have access to him.

Location:
Farnborough International Airshow,
Farnborough, Hampshire.
Date & Time:
11th - 14th July 2016.

FIA 2016 Website

Astronaut Michael Foale
Astronaut Michael Foale

Astronaut Michael Foale
What's It Like Being An Astronaut?

     .... and guests!

Come and hear all about Space missions with a real NASA astronaut - get the chance to ask your (rocket) burning questions. Mike is the most experienced British born astronaut in the history of human Space travel having flown on 6 Space Shuttle missions, a Soyuz and commanded the International Space Stations. He was the first Briton to perform a Space walk, during which he saved the Hubble Space Telescope. Mike was also responsible for saving the Russian MIR Space Station when it was tumbling out of control. Come and listen to him talk about these experiences and share his stories with you at this unique event. Adult and student ticket options available.
Location:
King's College London.
Greenwood Theatre,
55 Weston Street, London.
Date & Time:
Wednesday 13th July 2016.
Doors 19:00.
Event 19:30 to 22:30.

Pint of Science UK Website

The Sokol Spacesuit

"The Sokol Spacesuit" Lecture & Demonstration

Since its introduction in 1973 , the Energia Sokol spacesuit has emerged as the world’s most used Launch and Entry spacesuit, rivalling NASA’s ACES version used on the Space Shuttle.  Both Helen Sharman and Tim Peake wore this kind of spacesuit when launched by Soyuz to the Mir and International Space Stations.  It is commonly used by all Soyuz crew.

Specialist Russian space expert, Olesya Myakonkaya, will present the story of the Sokol spacesuit and, using a real suit, explain  how to put on, wear and survive in this venerable example of Russian space equipment.

Location:
The British Interplanetary Society,
London.
Date & Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm.
Tuesday 12th July 2016.

BIS Website

Orwell Astronomical Society (Ipswich) Public Solar Day
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Orwell Astronomical Society (Ipswich)
Public Solar Day

A public event organized by the Orwell Astronomical Society (Ipswich). Come and view the Sun, safely, with expert advice and explanations. No experience or equipment required as all will be provided.If the weather is cloudy/poor, the event will be rescheduled for Sunday 17th July 2016.
Location:
Felixstowe near Spa Pavilion.
Date & Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm.
Sunday 10th July 2016.

Orwell Astronomical Society Website

National Space Centre
Juno Jupiter Mission
Into the Unknown: Juno arrives at Jupiter
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National Space Centre: Juno Jupiter Mission

All being well, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will fire its main engine to enter orbit around the gaseous world in the early hours of Tuesday, July 5th. Its mission is to unravel the inner workings of this enormous planet, probing down through the clouds to the deepest interior, travelling closer to the planet than any previous robotic explorer.
Guest Speakers: Scientists Dr. Leigh Fletcher and Rosie Johnson from the University of Leicester will be providing support for Juno’s exciting new discoveries, and will be available to answer your questions at the National Space Centre on 5th July 12:00 – 14:30.

Location: National Space Centre, Leicester.
Date & Time: 12:00 - 14:30, Tuesday 5th July 2016.
Visit National Space Centre Website

North West Astronomy Festival 2016
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North West Astronomy Festival 2016

The North West Astronomy Festival is an annual spectacle of stars, planets and space!
Held annually in Runcorn, Cheshire the festival brings together a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion then shares it with a keen public audience. The festival prides itself on the variety of exhibitors from clubs and societies, educational groups and traders - it is so much more than a trade show. Now in its 4th year, the festival goes from strength to strength and brings the very best of the astronomy world to the North West. NWAF is a not for profit organisation and all profits fund activities for the festival to ensure a sustainable, positive future for the event. Tickets are priced to make sure that the event is accessible to everyone and all under 16’s have free entry.


Location: Conference Centre, The Heath Business and Technical Park, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 4QX.
Date & Time: Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd July 2016.
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  June 2016

Meet Apollo 11 Buzz Aldrin
Meet Apollo 11 Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin
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Buzz Aldrin "No Dream Is Too High" UK Book Tour

Blackwell's, Oxford
Talk & Book Signing.
Location:Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford.
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 1st at 19:00 - 20:30
Silverdell Books, Preston
Q&A Event & Book Signing.
Location: Croston Theatre, Westholme School, Meins Road, Blackburn.
Date & Time: Thursday, June 2. 6:30pm
Topping & Company, Bath
Talk & Book Signing.
Location:The Forum, 1A Forum Buildings, Bath.
Date & Time: Friday 3rd June. 19:00 - 20:30
Waterstones, London Piccadilly
Book Signing.
Location:Waterstones Piccadilly, 203/206 Piccadilly, London.
Date & Time: Saturday, June 4th. 12:00pm.

SpaceUP:UK
Meet Space Doctor Thais Russomano
SpaceUP:UK
SpaceUP:UK
SpaceUP:UK
SpaceUP:UK
SpaceUP:UK

SpaceUP:UK

SpaceUP is an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded people and discuss topics related to spaceflight, exploration, satellites, space tourism and more. The event is set up as an “unconference”, which means that instead of sitting through endless talks that someone else has organised, you get to decide what gets talked about, and most importantly, take an active part in talking and joining in the debates.
It’s like the best bits of a formal conference – the coffee break discussions, networking and excitement at new ideas – without someone shuffling you back into an auditorium to be lectured at.

Schedule and themes now available on their website.
Tickets on sale now with earlybird gifts.

Location: King's College, Hodgkin Building, Guy's Campus, London.
Date & Time: 3rd - 4th June 2016.


SpaceUP:UK
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"The Last Man On The Moon" Film & Live Link with Gene Cernan
Hosted by British-born NASA Astronaut Michael Foale

THE LAST MAN ON THE MOON is powered by the same adrenaline, drama and raw emotions experienced by former NASA astronaut and Navy Captain Eugene “Gene” Cernan.  When Cernan became the last man to step off of the surface of the moon in December 1972, he left his footprints and his daughter’s initials in the lunar dust. Only now is he ready to share his epic and deeply personal story of fulfillment, love and loss.Five years in the making, the documentary unveils a wealth of rare archival footage and takes Cernan back to the launch pad at Cape Kennedy (now NASA Kennedy Space Center), to the Arlington National Cemetery, and to his Texas ranch where he tries to find respite from a past that refuses to let him go. The film features exclusive interviews with former astronauts, such as Apollo 12 crew-members Alan Bean and Dick Gordon and Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell, as well as NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz and Director of Flight Operations Chris Kraft.
After the viewing there will be a LIVE VIDEO Link up with Captain Cernan in Houston for a Q&A hosted by former NASA Astronaut Mike Foale.

Location:
Paisley Arts Centre near Glasgow.
Date & Time: Wednesday 8th June 2016.

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Gene Cernan - The Last Man On The Moon
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Work with Astronaut Michael Foale

Work with Astronaut Michael Foale
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An Evening with Astronaut Michael Foale CBE

ISSET in partnership with Paisley Community Trust and Paisley 2021 present An Evening with Michael Foale CBE.
Mike is the most experienced British astronaut ever having completed 6 space missions on the Space Shuttle, Mir Space Station, Soyuz spacecraft and the International Space Station. Come listen to him in person and share his stories.


Location:
Paisley Arts Centre, Witherspoon Street, Paisley, PA1 1UR.
Date & Time: Thursday 9th June 2016. 19:00-22:00.

"An Evening with Michael Foale" on Thursday 9th June is fully SOLD OUT.
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Join Your Local Astronomy Society
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West Didsbury Astronomical Society

West Didsbury Astronomical Society was formed to bring people together who have an interest in Astronomy. If you are into astronomy and you're in the Manchester area come and meet other local astronomers. Everyone is welcome from the complete beginner to the more experienced astronomer.

This month we have Prof. Albert Zijlstra from the University of Manchester coming to talk to us about Nebulas.


Location: William Hulme's Grammar School, Spring Bridge Road, Manchester, M16 8PR.
Date & Time: Monday 13th June 2016.

Professor Lucie Green
Professor Stephen Hawking
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TEDx LONDON 2016

TEDx London 2016

TEDxLondon 2016 has taken up residence at the Science Museum, with ingenuity as the theme.
Hosted within the Museum, TEDxLondon 2016 will take inspiration from the ceaseless creativity that runs through London, featuring a mix of well-known and new speakers, followed by an after show party in the one of the Museum’s stunning galleries.
17 remarkable speakers and performers from across science, technology, education and the arts will explore ingenuity at TEDxLondon 2016. Those announced so far include Al Murray, Francesca Beard, Dr Sundeep Dhillon, Professor Stephen Hawking and Professor Lucie Green. Cosmologist Professor Stephen Hawking will be appearing via a pre-recorded video to discuss Black Holes.

Location: Science Museum, London.
Date & Time: Friday 17th June 2016.

The Armchair Astronaut says:
It's no surprise that this years' event SOLD OUTwithin hours of tickets going on sale! But don't worry as the event is going to be streamed live online. Visit the TEDx London website for details.

  May 2016

The Transit of Mercury 2016
View the Transit of Mercury - 9th May 2016
The Transit of Mercury 2016

The Transit of Mercury

A transit of Mercury across the Sun takes place when the planet Mercury comes between the Sun and the Earth, and Mercury is seen as a small black dot moving across the face of the Sun. Observing the sun is dangerous so join one of several groups who will be hosting observation events.....

Location: The transit is visible in its entirety across the entire UK.

                      Visit the links below for individual event locations and times.

Date & Time: Monday 9th May 2016.


The Armchair Astronaut says:
Viewing of this natural phenomenon is weather permitting. There will certainly be other events taking place throughout the U.K. and a quick web search should reveal some local to you. When you find them, let us know so we can add them here and spread the word.

Space rocks on ice: Hunting for meteorites in Antarctica
Space rocks on ice: Hunting for meteorites in Antarctica

Space rocks on ice: Hunting for meteorites in Antarctica

Meteorites shed light on the origin of the Solar System and on the geological history of different planetary bodies. Antarctica is unique collection ground for meteorites – it very cold so preserves them well, the black meteorites are easy to spot against the white ice, and meteorites samples are often concentrated together on the ice along the Transantarctic mountain range. I will outline my experience in travelling to collect meteorites with the US Antarctic Search for Meteorites Programme, and talk about the scientific reasons we go and collect these stones from space.

Location:The Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London.
Date & Time: 13:00 and 18:00. Tuesday 10th May 2016.

See website for further details and registration.
Royal Astronomical Society

Impacts & Aurora
Andy Green - Aurora

Impacts & Aurora at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

On Friday 13th May, the Scottish Dark Sky Observaroty will be hosting a special event featuring guest speaker Andy Green. “Impacts” is the story of collisions in space – both related to the Earth and more extraterrestrial – which have occurred throughout the history of the universe.

On Saturday 14th May, the Scottish Dark Sky Observaroty will be hosting a special event featuring guest speaker Andy Green. "Seeking Earthbound Aurora” will show you the Northern Lights, the dazzling and colourful  a natural light display in the sky, telling you about how the aurora form and showing you some amazing photography.

Following both events, guests will be invited on a tour of the observatory and, if the skies are clear, will be shown a view of the night sky through the main telescopes.

Location:Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan, Dalmellington, Scotland.
Date & Time: Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May 2016. See website for times and tickets.
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Schools Connect with Helen Sharman LIVE
An audience with Helen Sharman
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First Briton in Space Celebration!
Schools’ European Astronaut event hosted by Helen Sharman

This will be an out of this world opportunity for you and your pupils to learn about rocket science and ask questions of real European astronauts.
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Helen’s spaceflight, Imperial College London is hosting the largest gathering of astronauts in the UK ever!  About 15 astronauts from the Association of Space Explorers Europe will hold their annual meeting in London, joined by Helen’s former crew mates for a celebration. 
IC Outreach is thrilled to be hosting this special schools’ event, which includes a live stream lecture by Dr Simon Foster ‘It is Rocket Science’ followed by a twitter QnA session with the astronauts hosted by Helen Sharman.

Location:Online. Check website for details.
Date & Time: Friday 20th May 2016. 11:00 - 12:45.
Imperial Outreach

Science Museum, London.
An audience with Helen Sharman
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An Audience With Helen Sharman

Helen Sharman’s journey into the history books began in 1989 when she, then a food technologist, answered an advertisement that she had heard on her car radio:  “Astronaut wanted. No experience necessary.” Her journey into space on 18 May 1991 was remarkable because Helen became the first British astronaut and the first woman to visit the Mir space station, where she spent just over a week.

Join her with MC Roger Highfield at the Science Museum’s IMAX Theatre with a galaxy of astronauts from half a dozen European countries to discuss their experiences in orbit and what the future holds in store for space. There will be an opportunity to ask Helen and her fellow astronauts questions. You can also see her Sokol spacesuit in the Exploring Space gallery of the museum.


Location:Science Museum, London, United Kingdom.
Date & Time: Saturday 21 May, 10.30–11.15.
Science Museum (London)

University of Glasgow
Impact Craters: The Good, the Bad, and the Useful
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The Sky's The Limit

Are you ready for an experience that will take you out of this world, and back again!? Learn about all the different things from outer space that can affect us here on Earth, from meteorites to solar flares. And, how studies here on our home planet can affect our study of other more distance bodies out in space.

Event includes two lectures:
  • Impact Craters: The Good, the Bad, and the Useful
    Dr Gordon "Oz" Osinski (Associate Professor in Planetary Science)
  • Living with a Star
    Professor Lyndsay Fletcher (Professor of Astrophysics)
Organised by the Pint of Science team.

Location:Waxy O'Connors, 44 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1DH, United Kingdom.
Date & Time: Monday 23 May 2016. Doors 19:00 Event 19:30-21:30.
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Impact Craters: The Good, the Bad, and the Useful
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Our Universe

Let us blow your mind with Astrophysics....and have a pint at the same time!

Event includes two lectures:
  • Supermassive Black Holes: The Hearts of Galaxies
    Yjan Gordon (PhD student in Astrophysics at the University of Hull )
  • How Astronomers Have Changed Our Lives
    Professor Brad Gibson (E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics - University of Hull)
Organised by the Pint of Science team.

Location:Monday 23 May 2016. Doors 7pm. Event 7.30-9.30pm
Date & Time: Monday 23 May 2016. Doors 19:00 Event 19:30-21:30.
Pint of Science UK

Exploring the Moon with Apollo samples
Exploring the Moon with Apollo samples
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Space Oddities

Could we one day have diamonds from space? How can we use Apollo mission samples to determine the Solar System's history? Join is to find out in this evening of space oddities. During the event there will be a pub quiz and special Pint of Science and Mendeley goodies to be won!

Event includes two lectures:
  • Diamonds In Space!
    Dr Katherine Holt (Lecturer in Physical Chemistry)
  • Exploring The Moon With Apollo Samples
    Dr Louise Alexander (Postdoctoral Research Assistant)
Organised by the Pint of Science team.

Location:Farr's School of Dancing, 17 - 19 Dalston Lane, London, E8 3DF, United Kingdom.
Date & Time: Tuesday 24 May 2016. Doors 7pm, Event 7.30-9.30pm.
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A Night With The Stars
A Night With The Stars
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A Night With The Stars

Stars are not as quiet or lonely as they may seem. Gently pulsing to the sound of their own music, they host a variety of weird and wonderful new worlds just waiting to be detected. Tonight's speakers will help you discover how we can find properties of stars from their pulsations, the other planets they may be hiding and the unique tools available to them to make these high precision measurements.
Event includes two lectures:
  • Searching for other planets in our galaxy
    Professor Bill Chaplin (Professor of Astrophysics)
  • Sounding the sun and stars
    Dr Guy Davies ( Research Fellow in Helioseismology and Asteroseismolog.
Location:The Jekyll & Hyde, 28 Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6BJ, United Kingdom.
Date & Time: Wednesday 25 May 2016. Doors 6:30pm, Start 7pm, End 9:30pm.

The Armchair Astronaut says:

This event has now SOLD OUT but other, similar events are still available. Check out the Pint of Science website for further details.
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A Beautiful Planet
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IMAX "A Beautiful Planet" 3D - U.K. Release

Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence 'A Beautiful Planet' presents an awe-inspiring glimpse of Earth and a hopeful look into the future of humanity. From space, Earth blazes at night with the electric intensity of human expansion - a direct visualization of our changing world.
IMAX's 'A Beautiful Planet' is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before.
Made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet - and the effects humanity has had on it over time - captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).


UK Release - Friday 27th May 2016.
Check out the ODEON Cinemas website for locations and show times.
Also showing at The Science Museum, London on selected dates.

Science Museum, London
IMAX A Beautiful Planet 3D
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Science Museum, London.

Don't miss out on our fun-packed workshops and events this half term. Take an exciting journey through space, enjoy a breath-taking view of Earth in stunning IMAX 3D and discover the stories behind our amazing objects in our Flights gallery.

Destination Space
3, 2, 1 BLAST OFF! Help us explode some rocket-fuelled bubbles and learn about the challenges of space in this free, interactive and fast-paced family show. Suitable for ages 5 years and over. Duration: 30mins.

IMAX "A Beautiful Planet" 3D
Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence IMAX's 'A Beautiful Planet' is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before.Made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet - and the effects humanity has had on it over time - captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Location:Science Museum, London.
Date & Time:10:00-19:00. 28th May - 5th June 2016.

April 2016

Ask an Astronomer  - Public viewing event
Ask an Astronomer Public Viewing

Ask An Astronomer at the Rosliston Forestry Centre Astronomy Group

Includes demonstrations of different telescopes, or bring your own and our experts will help with setting it up and advice on collimation, astrophotography and observing the night sky.
Includes a tour of the night sky with Andy’s “Around the Sky” talk.

Location: Rosliston Forestry Centre, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire.

Date & Time: Friday 29th April 2016.
Rosliston Astronomy Group

Meet NASA Astronaut Michael Foale
Meet NASA Astronaut Michael Foale

An Evening with NASA Astronaut Michael Foale

Mike is the most experienced British born astronaut in the history of human Space travel having flown on 6 Space Shuttle missions, a Soyuz and commanded the International Space Stations. He was the first Briton to perform a Space walk, during which he saved the Hubble Space Telescope. Mike was also responsible for saving the Russian MIR Space Station when it was tumbling out of control. Come and listen to him talk about these experiences and share his stories with you at this unique event.

Location: Manchester, England.
Date & Time: Wednesday 20th April 2016. 7:00pm - 9:30pm.

The Armchair Astronauts says:

We attended a previous public ISSET event in London in 2015 and after some initial concerns were treated beyond expectations. Michael Foale spoke for over an hour about his astronaut career covering the Space Shuttle, Mir Space Station, Soyuz Spacecraft and the International Space Station. We were then joined by NASA astronaut Scott Kelly via a live satellite link-up to the International Space Station. Q&A opportunity with both Michael Foale and Scott Kelly. Other speakers included members of ISSET, The International Space School Educational Trust, about the work they do. A surprising and rewarding evening. At the end the audience were called down in large groups for a group photo with Michael Foale, later posted on the internet. There were no personal meet and greet opportunities and an active no autographs policy throughout the evening.

Apollo 17 Commander Gene Cernan

The Last Man On The Moon

Now showing in cinemas across the United Kingdom and available for download on iTunes, "The Last Man On The Moon" is the the powerful true life story of Gene Cernan, Commander of the Apollo 17 mission to the Moon in 1972 and.... the last man ever to have walked on the Moon.

Location: Nationwide.
Date & Time: See link for details.

The Armchair Astronauts says:

There are countless professional reviews praising this documentary which covers both the historic and personal story of a monumental time in human history which will be told and remembered forever. It's powerful, contains unseen footage and testimonials that are guaranteed to pull on your heart strings.
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