Space Day 2017

Date: 7 October 2017
Start Time: 11 am
End Time: 4.30 pm

Venue: The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PD


What’s so great about Space Day is the variety of exhibitors (and that its free of course).

Visiting the event is fascinating – from a stand run by a local Astronomy club you wander a few yards to the next stand and you can be chatting to a Science Fiction author or maybe an author who has been writing books documenting Space Exploration. Then onto a company like Reaction Engines pioneering break through propulsion technology. You turn round to look at the Leicester University stand and you could find yourself chatting to one of the UK’s top X Ray Astronomy researchers!

Then of course there are:

  • Planetarium shows
  • Talks
  • Book readings
  • Build a Model Spaceship Competition
  • Finally you might even see a Static Rocket Motor firing!

Do spread the word about Space Day and hope to see you there!

Current list of Exhibitors

  1. Reaction Engines Ltd
  2. European Space Agency (ESA)
  3. University of Leicester
  4. Astro Info Service (AIS)
  5. The Black Hole (Mobile Planetarium)
  6. Hazel Hiles Author of Robbie’s Supersonic Rocket
  7. Carmen Capuano Local Author
  8. Bromsgrove Astronomy Society
  9. Worcester Astronomical Society
  10. Summerfield Old Boys
  11. The British Interplanetary Society (BIS) – West Midlands Branch (The co-organisers of this event!)
  12. Institute of Physics!
  13. The De Havilland “Blue Streak” Rocket and the Rolls Royce RZ 2 Rocket Engine -A Unique personal collection of Memorabilia
  14. I4IS Initiative for Interstellar Studies
  15. Christopher Whitehead School Science Department
  16. Rocket Propulsion Establishment Westcott
  17. UKSEDS – UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
  18. Colin Price– Principal Lecturer in Computing at the University of Worcester and National Teaching Fellow
  19. Birmingham Science Fiction Group
  20. Bromsgrove and Droitwich Makerspace
  21. UK Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKRoC)
  22. Aerospace Bristol
  23. UK Space Agency (UKSA) – Unattended stand with copies of UKSA material
  24. Black Knights West Midlands Hobby Rocket Flying Club

For full details and further updates see the Space Day event here

Be sociable; support the BIS!