Events_2017

UK Public Space Events & Astronaut Appearances (2017)

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  January 2017

Public Stargazing Astronomy

Public Stargazing

The Loughton Astronomical Society welcomes all to it's public observing events. No experience or equipment required.
Location:  Theydon Bois, Loughton, Essex.
Date & Time:  6:30pm, Sunday 8th January 2017.

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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 10th January 2017.

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The Mysteries of Black Holes

The Mysteries of Black Holes

A public lecture by Professor Cole Miller from the University of Maryland, USA, on the mysteries of black holes.
Location:  University of Birmingham.
Date & Time:  7:00pm, Thursday 12th January 2017.

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Star Party

Star Party with the Swansea Astronomical Society

View the Night Sky through telescopes with members of Swansea Astronomical Society.
Location:
  National Waterfront Museum, Swansea.
Date & Time:  7:00pm - 9:00pm. Friday 13th January 2017.

There are no reviews/testimonials for this event.

ROE Astronomy Talk - Future Space Telescopes

ROE Astronomy Talk - Future Space Telescopes

Join Colin Cunningham as he discusses our current space telescope capabilities and what will be the next big telescopes in space.
Location:  Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.
Date & Time:  7.30pm. Monday 16th January 2017.

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Meet ESA Space Shuttle Astronaut Claude Nicollier

Astronaut Claude Nicollier

ESA Space Shuttle Astronaut Claude Nicollier will be speaking at the Swiss & Liechtenstein STEP Federation Inaugural conference.
Location:  Congress Centre Kursaal, Interlaken, Switzerland.
Date & Time:  2:00pm, Thursday 19th January 2017.

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Brave New Worlds
The Royal Institution of Great Britain

Brave New Worlds

In the past 20 years, more than 3000 planets have been discovered in distant solar systems, but little is known about them. Join astrophysicist Giovanna Tinetti to explore these new worlds, and our Earth’s place in the universe.
This talk is particularly suitable for ages 7+.
Location: The Royal Institution of Great Britain, London.
Date & Time:  6:00pm, Friday 20th January 2017.

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Public Stargazing Astronomy

Public Stargazing

The Loughton Astronomical Society welcomes all to it's public observing events. No experience or equipment required.
Location:  Theydon Bois, Loughton, Essex.
Date & Time:  6:30pm, Saturday 21st January 2017.

There are no reviews/testimonials for this event.


Meet Astronaut Chris Hadfield in the UK Tour

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Live On Stage Tour

Chris Hadfield returns to the UK after his sell-out 2016 tour to again amaze the public with his live on stage story of his life and journey of his career as a record-breaking astronaut. VIP ticket options available.
Location:
Bristol Hippodrome Theatre
Date & Time:
7.30pm, Wednesday 18th January 2017

Location:
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Date & Time:
7.30pm, Friday 20th January 2017

Location:
Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin
Date & Time:
Sunday 22nd January 2017

Location:
New Wimbledon Theatre, London
Date & Time:
7.30pm, Monday 23rd January 2017


Meet ESA Space Shuttle Astronaut Claude Nicollier

Astronaut Claude Nicollier

The 25th Annual Gordon Corps Lecture will be given by Prof Claude Nicollier, ESA Astronaut on Safety Aspects of the Space Shuttle.
Location:
Airbus HQ, France.
Date & Time:
Tuesday 24th January 2017.


Space Junk
The Royal Institution of Great Britain

Adrift: The Secret World of Space Junk

Adrift in space are millions of pieces of space junk each with the destructive potential of a bullet, endangering astronauts and satellites alike. Join space debris expert Hugh Lewis and artists Cath Le Couteur and Nick Ryan as they discuss Project Adrift – their work sheds new light on the space debris problem.
Location:
The Royal Institution of Great Britain, London.
Date & Time:
7:00pm, Wednesday 25th January 2017.


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 Bussel, Oosterhout, Netherlands.
Date & Time:
7.30pm, Wednesday 25th January 2017.


Astronaut Tim Peake

Astronaut Tim Peake

Tim Peake will be making a guest appearance for the media to launch the unveiling of the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft.
Location:
Science Museum, London.
Date & Time:
Thursday 26th January 2017.


Helen Sharman - 1st Brit In Space

Astronaut Helen Sharman

Helen Sharman (OBE) will be making a guest appearance for the unveiling of the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft.
Location:
Science Museum, London.
Date & Time:
Thursday 26th January 2017.


Astronaut Tim Peake

Astronaut Tim Peake

Tim Peake will be appearing at the "Tim Peake; An Extraordinary Journey" exhibition.
Location:
The Novium Museum, Chichester.
Date & Time:
Friday 27th January 2017.


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 Leest, Waalwijk, Netherlands.
Date & Time:
8.15pm, Friday 27th January 2017.


The Astro Show 2017

The Astro Show 2017

The Astro Show is all about helping you make the most of your hobby and equipment and throughout the day will feature spectacular seminars from Mary Spicer, Damian Peach and Nigel A. Ball.
Location:
Wex Photographic Showroom, Norwich.
Date & Time:
10:00am - 6:00pm, Saturday 28th January 2017.


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:
De Hofnar, Valkenswaard, Netherlands.
Date & Time:
8.15pm, Saturday 28th January 2017.

  February 2017

Star Party

Star Party with the Swansea Astronomical Society

View the Night Sky through telescopes with members of Swansea Astronomical Society.
Location:

National Botanic Gardens of Wales.
Date & Time:
7:00pm - 9:00pm. Friday 3rd February 2017.


Astronomy for Children

Astronomy For Children

The Norwich Astronomical Society opens its observatory for a day of activities for children to discover space and astronomy.
View the observatory during the day and view the night skies when it gets dark. Aimed at ages 7 years+.

Location:
Seething Observatory, Thwaite St Mary, Norfolk.
Date & Time:
2:00pm-6:00pm, Saturday 4th February 2017.


Public Stargazing Astronomy

Public Stargazing

An opportunity to view the night sky with astronomers of the Loughton Astronomical Society. No experience or equipment required but if you have just got a telescope then bring it with you and learn how to set it up. Free public event.
Location:
Theydon Bois, Loughton, Essex.
Date & Time:
6:30pm-8:45pm, Sunday 5th February 2017.


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 aan de Parade, Den Bosch, Netherlands.
Date & Time:
7.30pm, Monday 6th February 2017.


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 7th February 2017.


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:
Schouwburg Cuijk, Netherlands.
Date & Time:
8.15pm, Wednesday 8th February 2017.


European AstroFest 2017
European AstroFest 2017
European AstroFest 2017
European AstroFest 2017

European AstroFest 2017

European AstroFest is the world's premier space conference and exhibition, bringing together the professional and amateur communities. AstroFest 2016 will be the biggest and best yet.
Conference: We are assembling a stellar line-up of personalities to address the conference. During the course of the two-day event, speakers from around the world will talk on some of the most exciting topics in astronomy.
Exhibition: If you are looking for a new telescope, a better eyepiece, a state-of-the-art CCD camera, a good astronomy book, or are thinking of taking up astronomy at university, European AstroFest 2017 is the place to be.
Guest speakers and exhibitors will start to be confirmed soon.... watch this space!

Location:

Kensington Conference and Events Centre, London.
Date & Time:
10th - 11th February 2017.


The Space Between Us

The Space Between Us  Cinema Release

What's Your Favourite Thing About Earth?
In this interplanetary adventure, a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant resulting in the birth of the first human born on the red planet. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot - an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing. While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he's never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he's eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars - from the most simple to the extraordinary. But once his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner's organs can't withstand Earth's atmosphere. Eager to find his father, Gardner escapes the team...
UK Cinema Release: Friday 10th February 2017.


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 Hanzehof, Netherlands.
Date & Time:
8.00pm. Friday 10th February 2017.


The International Space School Educational Trust (ISSET)
The International Space School Educational Trust (ISSET)
ISSET Cosmonaut Leadership At Star City
ISSET Cosmonaut Leadership At Star City
ISSET Cosmonaut Leadership At Star City

Cosmonaut Space & Leadership Experience
in  Star City, Moscow with Astronaut Michael Foale

Although not taking place in the UK, this is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for UK students.

Led by NASAs record-breaking astronaut Michael Foale, spend a week training like a cosmonaut/ astronaut at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City near Moscow. Train on the same equipment and facilities as real life astronauts.

Stay in Star City, the world’s training centre for Cosmonauts and Astronauts who are about to venture into space. Develop the exceptional team building and communication skills acquired by astronauts using the same scenarios, equipment and challenges that enable human space flight.

Draft itinerary includes:
A VIP tour of the Russian Space Shuttle Buran, guided tour of the Moscows’ most iconic attractions, Red Square, Kremlin and Lenin Mausoleum, GCTC Grand Tour (ISS, “Soyuz” and “Mir” training centers, Gagarin Museum tour, Mir Station overview in a virtual Mission Control Centre, Wilderness Survival lecture, Mir training: Learn how to operate the Mir Space Station, Lecture at virtual Mission Control Centre, Soyuz Docking Simulation, Wilderness Survival Training, Hands-on training, wearing the “Orlan” and “Sokol” space suits and Mir Scavenger Hunt.... to name some but not all!

Location:
Star City & The Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre, Moscow, Russia.
Date & Time:
11th - 17th February 2017.


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.

Planetarium at Dunstable Downs

Planetarium at Dunstable Downs

Take an adventure across the night sky at the Chilterns Gateway Centre. Following the huge demand for our stargazing nights we will be welcoming Dark Sky Wales and their incredible indoor planetarium. Explore the universe and take a guided tour across the skies and find out more about the mythology behind the stars in a stunning indoor planetarium.
Location:

National Trust Dunstable Downs, Bedfordshire.
Date & Time:
1:00pm - 4:00pm. Saturday 11th February 2017.
10:00am - 4:00pm. Sunday 12th February 2017.
10:00am - 4:00pm. Monday 13th February 2017.


Stargazing Night at Dunstable Downs

Stargazing Night at Dunstable Downs

See planets and discover stars. Includes a planetarium ticket, telescopes and talk. Stargazing Bar, Shop and Restaurant will be open.
Location:

National Trust Dunstable Downs, Bedfordshire.
Date & Time:
7:00pm - 9:00pm. Saturday 11th February 2017.


Meet Astronaut André Kuipers

Astronaut André Kuipers

Astronaut André Kuipers and pianist Ralph van Raat take the audience on a musical journey into space supplemented with unique, personal images and stories of space travel from André Kuipers.
Location:
Concertzaal Tilburg, Netherlands.
Date & Time:
8.30pm. Saturday 11th February 2017.


Lunar Eclipse visible from the U.K.

Partial Lunar Eclipse

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its shadow.This partial eclipse will be visible in its entirety from throughout the United Kingdom.
Location:
United Kingdom. Europe. Africa.
Date & Time:
Saturday 11th February 2017.

Stargazing Night at Dunstable Downs

Stargazing Night at Dunstable Downs

Discover the wonders of our Universe at Dunstable Downs with an experienced astronomer as your guide.
Location:

National Trust Dunstable Downs, Bedfordshire.
Date & Time:
7:00pm - 9:00pm. Sunday 12th February 2017.


Royal Astronomical Society

Exploring the Solar System with Robots
A Royal Astronomical Society public lecture by Dr Chris Arridge, Lancaster University.

Location:
The Geological Society, Burlington House, London.
Date & Time:
1:00pm & 6:00pm. Tuesday 14th February 2017.


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:
De Rijswijkse Schouwburg, Rijswijk, Netherlands.
Date & Time:
8.15pm, Tuesday 14th February 2017.


Helen Sharman - 1st Brit In Space

Astronaut Helen Sharman

Join Helen Sharman (OBE) for this inspirational talk, as she recounts her fascinating first hand experiences of journeying into space.
Location:
NI Science Festival, Queen's University, Belfast.
Date & Time:
4:00pm, Sunday 19th February 2017.


The British Interplanetary Society Events

Manifest Destiny: An Interdisciplinary Forum on Mars Colonization

Join a  diverse group of academics and members of the general public to discuss the challenges we face with regards to the colonization of other planetary bodies, with a specific focus on Mars.
Location:

University of Edinburgh Astrobiology Society.
Date & Time:
22nd-24th February 2017.


How to measure the Universe
The Royal Institution of Great Britain

How To Measure The Universe

Our Universe is, at the very least, 100 billion light years – or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 metres – across. But where does this number come from? How can we measure the distance to even the nearest star when we’ve never visited? And, at a time when cosmologists reckon our Universe may be just one of many in a giant multiverse, will we ever truly grasp the magnitude of what’s out there? Join Dr Andrew Pontzen, a cosmologist at University College London, on a voyage into the farthest reaches of space and time.
This talk is particularly suitable for ages 11+.

Location:

The Royal Institution of Great Britain, London.
Date & Time:
6.00pm-7.15pm, Saturday 25th February 2017.

  March 2017

Star Party

Star Party with the Swansea Astronomical Society

View the Night Sky through telescopes with members of Swansea Astronomical Society.
Location:

Swansea Airport.
Date & Time:
7:00pm - 9:00pm. Friday 3rd March 2017.


Astronaut Brian Duffy

Astronaut Brian Duffy

NASA Astronaut Brian Duffy will be visiting the students of Cross Arthurlie Primary School to talk about spaceflight with a team from the Kennedy Space Centre (KSC) in Florida.
Location:
Barrhead, Scotland. (Private Event, No Public Access)
Date & Time:
Friday 3rd March 2017.


Astronaut Richard Hieb

Astronaut Richard Hieb

NASA Astronaut Rick Hieb explains what science is like in outer space. Public lecture.
Location:
Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Date & Time:
7:00pm, Friday 3rd March 2017.


Astronaut Richard Hieb

Astronaut Richard Hieb

NASA Astronaut Rick Hieb explains what science is like in outer space. Family weekend: main talk plus various drop in activities.
Location:
Aberdeen Science Centre, Scotland.
Date & Time:
1:30pm, Saturday 4th March 2017.


Astronaut Richard Hieb

Astronaut Richard Hieb

NASA Astronaut Rick Hieb explains what science is like in outer space. Family weekend: main talk plus various drop in activities.
Location:
Aberdeen Science Centre, Scotland.
Date & Time:
10:00am & 1:30pm, Sunday 5th March 2017.


UKSEDS National Student Space Conference
UKSEDS National Student Space Conference

UKSEDS National Student Space Conference

The premier event for students interested in space, uniting them with academics and professionals from across the country to network, share knowledge, and discuss the challenges facing the sector.
Location:
University of Exeter.
Date & Time:
Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th March 2017.


Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures  Cinema Release


Meet the women you don't know, behind the mission you do.

HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of three brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Now Showing In All UK Cinemas!


Visit Hidden Figures Official Movie Website.


Royal Astronomical Society

Gaia – Mapping the Milky Way from Space
A Royal Astronomical Society public lecture by Professor Gerry Gilmore, Cambridge University.

Location:
The Geological Society, Burlington House, London.
Date & Time:
1:00pm & 6:00pm. Tuesday 14th March 2017.


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 14th March 2017.


Samantha Cristoforetti

Astrosamantha – The Space Woman Record

La Dante in Cambridge is glad to invite you to the screening of 'Astrosamantha – The space woman record’, docu-film about the Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti holding the record for the longest single space flight by a woman and for the longest uninterrupted spaceflight of a European astronaut.
Location:
European Cultural Centre La Dante in Cambridge
Date & Time:

2:00pm-4:00pm, Saturday 18th March 2017.


The British Interplanetary Society Events

BIS Cosford Conference

Join the British Interplanetary Society for an entertaining and informative weekend at the RAF Cosford Museum.
Location:

RAF Cosford, Shropshire.
Date & Time:
18th-19th March 2017.


Mir-92 & Mir-97 Crew Members Anniversary Reunion
Mir-92 & Mir-97 Crew Members Anniversary Reunion
Mir-92 & Mir-97 Crew Members Anniversary Reunion

Mir-92 & Mir-97 Anniversary Special Event

This year celebrates the anniversaries; 25 years of MIR 92 and 20 years of MIR-97 missions.
In recognition of these milestone anniversaries, the Technik Museum Speyer in Germany  is presenting a panel discussion with members of the crew of these two missions.
  • Klaus-Dietrich Flade
  • Alexander Kaleri
  • Sergei Krikalev
  • Alexander Lazutkin
  • Vasili Tsibliyev
  • Reinhold Ewald
The event "Space missions 25 years of MIR 92 and 20 years of MIR-97" is included in the regular admission price to the museum.
Location:
Technik Museum Speyer, Germany.
Date & Time:
3:00pm, Saturday 18th March 2017.


Meet Astronaut Don Thomas

Astronaut Don Thomas

NASA astronaut Don Thomas discusses his career including 4 flights to space on the Space Shuttle.
Location:
Calderfields Golf and Country Club, Walsall.
Date & Time:
6:45pm, Wednesday 22nd March 2017.


The British Interplanetary Society Events

Monitoring our Hazardous Earth from Space

Satellite Earth Observation technology has transformed the way we respond to and prepare for earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Professor Tim Wright discusses the ways that scientists within the Centre for the Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics use satellite technology.
Location:

British Interplanetary Society, London.
Date & Time:
7:00pm, Thursday 23rd March 2017.


Life

Life

The crew of the International Space Station is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As they begin to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.
Life: Be careful what you search for!
UK Cinema Release: Friday 24th March 2017.
Visit Life Official Movie Website.


Meet Astronaut Don Thomas

Astronaut Don Thomas

Meet former NASA astronaut Don Thomas; Breakfast, Talks, Autographs, Photos and Gala Dinner ticket options available.
Location:
The National Space Centre, Leicester.
Date & Time:
Saturday 25th March 2017.


Meet Astronaut Scott Altman in the UK

Astronaut Scott Altman

Join Space Shuttle Astronaut Scott Altman for a social gathering of space enthusiasts at this gala dinner event.
Location:
Wentbridge House Hotel, Pontefract, Yorkshire.
Date & Time:
6:00pm, Friday 31st March 2017.

  April 2017

Meet Astronaut Scott Altman in the UK

Astronaut Scott Altman

Join Space Shuttle Astronaut Scott Altman for a lecture about his NASA career, photos and autographs.
Location:
Carleton Community High School ‘The Infinity Theatre’, Pontefract, Yorkshire.
Date & Time:
2:30pm, Saturday 1st April 2017.

Maidenhead Astronomical Society Stargazing Live!

Maidenhead Astronomical Society Stargazing Live!

In conjunction with the BBC Stargazing Live 2017, Maidenhead Astronomical Association invites you to attend our own stargazing event. MAS members will set up their telescopes for public viewing and talks will be held throughout the evening.
Location:
White Waltham Airfield, Maidenhead.
Date & Time:
6:30pm, Saturday 1st April 2017.

Stargazing: An Introduction to the Night Sky

Stargazing: An Introduction to the Night Sky
Talk & book signing by Royal Observatory astronomers, Tom Kerss and Radmila Topalovic.

Location:
Foyles Charing Cross, London.
Date & Time:

7:00pm, Tuesday 4th April 2017.


The Last Man on the Moon: A tribute to Gene Cernan by Director Mark Craig

The Last Man on the Moon
A Tribute to Gene Cernan by Director Mark Craig

Mark Craig, director and co-producer of the critically-acclaimed feature documentary The Last Man on the Moon will share his personal experiences of working with Gene Cernan during the process of making the film, giving an engaging and entertaining insight into the life of the late, great Apollo astronaut. The talk will also include personal photos, unseen clips, and an opportunity to purchase the film on DVD and BluRay at a discounted price direct from the Director himself.
Location:  The British Interplanetary Society, London.
Date & Time:  7pm,  Thursday 6th April 2017.

Royal Astronomical Society

Our Dynamic Sun

A Royal Astronomical Society public lecture by Dr Helen Mason; solar scientist at the University of Cambridge.
Location: The Geological Society, Burlington House, London.
Date & Time:
  1:00pm & 6:00pm. Tuesday 11th April 2017.


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 11th April 2017.


Edinburgh International Science Festival
The Race For Space Live

The Race For Space Live

Join London-based outfit Public Service Broadcasting perform their hit album The Race for Space from start to finish.This very special evening will bring stories and samples from the American and Soviet space race to life before your eyes and ears.
Location: Usher Hall, Edinburgh.
Date & Time:  7:30pm-10:30pm, Wednesday 12th April 2017.

Samantha Cristoforetti

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti

A free to attend Yuri's Night celebration event including a live on stage interview with ESA Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.
Location: Natural History Museum, Vienna, Austria.
Date & Time:  8:00pm, 12th April 2017.

Available Now. Online. On-Demand.
http://missioncontrol.movie/watch

MISSION CONTROL: The Unsung Heros Of Apollo
MISSION CONTROL: The Unsung Heros Of Apollo

Jodrell Bank Observatory

Make a Quasar at Jodrell Bank!

Quasars are among the brightest, and most distant objects in the universe! They are young, energetic galaxies which existed in the early universe. They shoot out intense jets of radiation, powered by supermassive black holes at their centre which are pulling in matter.In this drop-in session, you can create your own model of a quasar, plus learn how radio observations (including Jodrell Bank’s early experiments to link radio telescopes) led us to find out more about these remarkable objects!
Location:  Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield.
Date:  10:30am & 1:30pm, Weekdays 3rd-13th (maybe 17th) April 2017.

Jodrell Bank Observatory

Jodrell Bank Observatory: Meet the Expert!

Here’s your chance to meet one of our resident science and astronomy experts. You’ll get to find out about their work and have the chance to ask the questions you’ve always wanted the answers to.
All ages welcome, but shows are recommended for ages 7+.Free, with general admission.
Location:  Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield.
Date:  Weekdays 3rd-17th April 2017.

Jodrell Bank Observatory

Jodrell Bank Observatory: The Black Holes Science Show!

Black Holes are some of the weirdest and scariest objects in the universe… But, they are also one of the most misunderstood! Find out more about them in Jodrell Bank’s Black Holes Science Show, including how they are made, what would happen if you fell into one, and how astronomers find them in space! Full of fun experiments and interactive demonstrations, Jodrell Bank’s impressive live science shows are perfect for all the family and entry is included with general admission.
Location:  Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield.
Date:  Daily 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm, Weekdays 3rd-17th April 2017.

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

At the heart of the Apollo space programme and a remarkable decade of achievement was the team who worked in Mission Control. They were born against a backdrop of economic turmoil and global conflict. They ranged from kids straight out of college to those toughened by military service.... and an extraordinary team was born. They were setting out on “The most hazardous, dangerous, and greatest adventure upon which mankind has ever embarked”. Through their testimony and the supporting voices of Apollo astronauts and modern NASA flight directors, the film takes us from the faltering start of the programme through Mercury and Gemini missions, the tragedy of the Apollo 1 fire to the glories of the Moon landings.
Expected Release:  Friday 14th April 2017.

Yuri Baturin

Cosmonaut Yuri Baturin

The Prague City Observatory & Planetarium is pleased to host Cosmonaut Baturin who will talk about his flights into space and his stay on the Mir and International Space Stations. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions of course.
Free spaces available.
Date & Time:  11:30am, Friday 21st April 2017.

The future for the UK space industry

The Future For The UK Space Industry

In the context of Government’s ongoing target for the UK to capture 10% of the global space market by 2030, delegates at this conference will consider key opportunities and challenges ahead for the UK space industry. Speakers and other delegates at this conference are expected to be a senior and informed group numbering around 120, including Members of both Houses of Parliament.
Location: London. Check website for further details.
Date & Time:  Tuesday 25th April 2017.

  May 2017

Space Missions

Space Missions, the What, How and Why

Royal Academy of Engineering East Midlands Regional lecture hosted by the University of Leicester. Dr Matt Perkins FREng, Chief Executive Officer, Oxford University Innovation Ltd, will deliver his talk about space missions.
Location: University of Leicester.
Date & Time: 4.30pm, Thursday 4th May 2017.

The British Interplanetary Society Events

The Future of Space Exploration

The Wells & Mendip Astronomers and BIS (South-west) are hosting a talk on by Dr. David Baker FBIS, former NASA engineer and Editor of ‘Spaceflight’ magazine and is open to both members and non-members.
Location:  Wells & Mendip Museum, Somerset.
Date & Time:   7.30pm, Friday 5th May 2017.

British Interplanetary Society Introduction To Rocket Science
Astronaut Catherine Cady Coleman
Astronaut Catherine Cady Coleman

"An Introduction to Rocket Science" Course

SPONSORED EVENT
The British Interplanetary Society is offering a one-day course aimed at the general public with no knowledge of space. There will be 12 presentations, each covering a different aspect of space science, done quickly, entertainingly and giving an overview by special guest speakers in the historic Faraday Theatre of The Royal Institution of Great Britain, London.
Includes live visit and talk from NASA Astronaut Catherine Coleman!
Certificate of attendance signed by the BIS President.

Date & Time:  8:30am-6:00pm, Saturday 6th May 2017.

Royal Astronomical Society

ESA's Space Science and Exploration Missions

Prof. Mark McCaughrean presents recent results from ongoing missions, including the Milky Way surveyor Gaia, the gravitational wave technology testbed LISA Pathfinder, and present results from two major solar system missions, namely the Rosetta comet chaser and the ExoMars 2016 mission. Concludes with a look forward to the exciting new mission currently being built.
Choice of afternoon and evening lectures. No booking required.

Location:
 The Geological Society, Burlington House, London.
Date & Time: 
1:00pm & 6:00pm. Tuesday 9th May 2017.


Planets, Galaxies and Time Travel with Professor J.Richard Gott

Planets, Galaxies and Time Travel with Professor J.Richard Gott

One of the world’s leading Professors of Astrophysics, J. Richard Gott from Princeton University will take us on an Astrophysical Tour of planets, stars, galaxies , black holes, wormholes, and time travel.
Location:  CNCFD, Soho, London.
Date & Time:  6:45pm, Wednesday 10th May 2017.

Mercury Spacecraft Book Signing

Mercury Spacecraft Book Signing

Designed by the US Air Force and developed by NASA, the Mercury spacecraft carried America’s first astronauts into space and served as the template for Gemini and Apollo. Spaceflight Editor David Baker gives a talk on this iconic vehicle, subject of his latest book, and springs some surprises missed by previous historians.
Location: BIS, London.
Date & Time:   7:00pm, Thursday 11th May 2017.

Astronaut Sigmund Jähn
Astronaut Hans Schlegel
Astronaut Mikhail Kornienko
Astronaut Matthias Maurer

German Space Travel Exhibition

Sigmund Jähn (Soyuz 31)
Hans Schlegel (STS-55, STS-122)
Mikhail Kornienko (Soyuz TMA-18, ISS 23/24, Soyuz TMA-16M, ISS 43/44/45/46)
Matthias Maurer (ESA astronaut in training)

Location: Morgenröthe-Rautenkranz, Germany.
Date & Time:   13th-14th May 2017.

Pint of Science Festival 2017

Pint of Science Festival UK

Pint of Science returns to pubs throughout the UK with a series of talks from leading scientists and professionals.
Location: Pubs throughout the United Kingdom.
Date & Time:  15th - 17th May 2017.


Alexei Leonov

Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov

Space Lectures are proud to confirm that Alexei Leonov, retired Soviet/Russian cosmonaut, Air Force Major general, a writer and an artist will be joining us for public lecture and gala dinner events. Meet first-hand a pioneer from the golden age of manned spaceflight.Lecture, photos, audience Q&A, autographs and gala dinner events.
Lecture: Featherstone, West Yorkshire. 10:30am. Saturday 24th June 2017.
Gala Dinner: Kings Croft Hotel, Pontefract. 6:00pm, Saturday 24th June 2017.

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