Events_2017

Previous Events (2017)

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.

  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.

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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!


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.


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