World Space Week 2013

World Space Week 2013

“EXPLORING MARS – DISCOVERING EARTH”

Every year space enthusiasts around the world celebrate mankind’s greatest achievements in space from 4 to 10 October as part of World Space Week. This year we are set to celebrate the exploration of Mars and how it helps us to understand ourselves and the world in which we live.

As UK National Co-ordinators for World Space Week the British Interplanetary Society is facilitating space events all over the UK and is calling out to all space organisations to advertise your local events with us as part of World Space Week.

The national network of BIS members can offer support and assistance to your organisation, and can help to provide publicity for your events. Contact us using the link at the bottom of the page which will take us to a form.

We will place basic information about your event on our site, a link to your detailed pages, and will encourage you to create a link back to our events directory.

Help us make this the biggest World Space Week yet!

What better way to start the week than with the Mars Society UK annual conference, on Sat 5th October at the National Space Centre, Leicester?

Mars Picture for WSW 2013

The British Interplanetary Society South West Group will be holding lectures at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute.

The British Interplanetary Society will be finishing World Space Week in style by celebrating its 80th birthday on Saturday 12th October in Liverpool.

What is World Space Week?

The UN General Assembly resolution passed on 6th December 1999, declares 4 to 10 October World Space Week to celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition.

4 October, 1957: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1.

10 October, 1967: The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.

World Space Week Education Resources

Please follow this link for the Education Resources for World Space Week.

World Space Week 2013 – UK Events

Please follow the links and contact the relevant organisations for details of these events, including booking policies and prices where applicable. The BIS can accept no responsibility for any errors in information on 3rd party websites.

See the UK Association for Science and Discovery centres website for details of their World Space Week grant winners.

Blog
Things We Don’t Know We’re publishing an article about space research each day for World Space Week.
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Comets: Signposts in History, Andrew Lound Tue, 01 Oct Wiltshire astronomical society, Seend, Melksham
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BIS: Man in the Solar System: a Very British Approach Wed, 02 Oct Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute (www.brlsi.org).
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Public Open Evening Wed, 02 Oct Salford Astronomical Society
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Astrium workshops at Roundwood Park School Thu, 03 Oct Harpenden, Herts
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Astronomy Evening Class, Douglas Cooper Thu, 03 Oct Stirling Astronomical Society, Scotland
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Public lecture: “Colonies In Space” by Jerry Stone Thu, 03 Oct Peterborough Astronomical Society, Copeland Community Centre, Bretton, Peterborough PE3 9YJ
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Space is Ace 3 Thu, 03 Oct & Fri, 04 Oct Doomed Gallery, 65/67 Ridley Road, London, E8 2NP
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Schools Event: Secrets of the solar system Fri, 04 Oct Royal Institution, London
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Venture into Extreme Space Fri, 04 Oct Salford City Stadium, Salford
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Dr Colin Steele “Horseshoes on Saturn” Fri, 04 Oct Derby & District Astronomical Society.
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“Exploring the Dark Universe with Cosmic Giants” by Dr Graham Smith Fri, 04 Oct Huddersfield Astronomical & Philosophical Society
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Postcards from an Exoplanet Fri, 04 Oct to Thu, 10 Oct Techniquest Glyndwr Discovery Centre, Wrexham, North Wales, LL11 2AW
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Space Week activities for the under 5′s Fri, 04 Oct to Thu, 10 Oct Seacombe Children’s Centre
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Explore Comets! Fri, 04 Oct to Fri, 11 Oct Armagh Planetarium, Armagh, BT61 9DB, Northern Ireland
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Mars Society UK AGM & Annual Conference Sat, 05 Oct National Space Centre, Leicester.
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Space art workshops, Space on the Spot demonstrations and a talk “Life on Mars: Past Present and Future” by Sean McMahon Sat, 05 Oct Satrosphere Science Centre, The Tramsheds, 179 Constitution Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5TU
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Public Astronomy – Stevenage town centre Sat, 05 Oct Letchworth & District Astronomical Society, Hertfordshire.
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WSW – Public Open Day Sat, 05 Oct Salford Astronomical Society
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BIS North – Public Meeting Sat, 05 Oct York
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Late Space Sat, 05 Oct National Space Centre, Leicester
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Star Gazing with Cardiff Astronomical Society Sat, 05 Oct Book on 01874 623366 with Brecon Beacons Mountain Centre, South Wales
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Astronaut Cadet Afternoon (Age 6-11) Sat, 05 Oct 65 Greenwich South Street, London, SE10 8NT
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Techniquest, space activities & exhibits, open free of charge Sat, 05 Oct & Sun, 06 Oct Techniquest, Cardiff, CF10 5BW
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Space films: ET, Alien, Apollo 13, Star Trek Sat, 05 Oct & Sun, 06 Oct Peterborough Museum
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Five daily 45-minute sessions about SpaceSoc’s Mars activities in their online classroom Sat, 05 Oct to Wed, 09 Oct Online with SpaceSoc, at www.SpaceSoc.com
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BIS: Designing against Spaceflight Disaster Mon, 07 Oct Peter Chalk Centre, at the University of Exeter, 12pm
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UK Space Agency – World Space Week giveaway Mon, 07 Oct
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Online on Twitter: @spacegovuk
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Is There Life On Mars? Tue, 08 Oct Farnham Astronomical Society, Aldershot Cricket Club, Guildford Road, Aldershot, GU12 4BP
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E.T. are you out there? Tue, 08 Oct Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, London
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Prof Andy Newsam – Robotic Telescopes & Astronomy Tue, 08 Oct Space Studio Banbury, Aspirations Campus, Ruskin Road, Banbury, OX16 9HY
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Astrium balloon rocket workshops (age 9-11) Tue, 08 Oct
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Thu, 10 Oct
Stevenage Museum, Stevenage, Herts
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Schools Event: Intech Action-packed WSW School KS2 & KS3 days Tue, 08 Oct
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Fri, 11 Oct
Intech Science Centre, Telegraph Way, Morn Hill, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ
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Exploring Space at Techniquest Tue, 08 Oct
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Fri, 11 Oct
Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF105BW
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David Philips “Observing the Northern Lights Wed, 09 Oct Hertford Astronomy Group
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Paul Money – “Images of the Universe 2″ Wed, 09 Oct Leeds Astronomy Societey.
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“Astronomy in Art” by Steve Warbis Wed, 09 Oct Salford Astronomical Society
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Quantitative Image Analysis for Astronomical Applications Wed, 09 Oct BMVA London, WC2E 7HA
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Dave’s Star Party, Cardiff Astronomical Society Wed, 09 Oct Observatory, Dyffryn Gardens, Cardiff CF5 6SU
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Developments in Space Robotics Wed, 09 Oct University of Warwick, Coventry
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Catching a Comet: The Rosetta Space Mission, Prof Ian Wright Wed, 09 Oct University of Warwick, Coventry
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Exploration of the Solar System, Dave Wright Wed, 09 Oct Café Scientifique, Viaduct Café Bar, Halifax, West Yorkshire
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Science activities and talk from Prof Chris Welch Wed, 09 Oct Hockerill Anglo-European College, Bishops Stortford
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“How do Artists work with Scientists?” RAL Space & STFC Wed, 09 Oct Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot, Oxon
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“Historical Novae” by Gary Poyner FRAS for The Carolian Astronomy Society Wed, 09 Oct King Charles 1st High School Science Theatre, Borrington Road, Kidderminster DY10 3ED
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Young explorers KS2 Wed, 09 Oct to Thu, 10 Oct Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Halifax, HX1 2NE
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After Hours adult evening: A Space Odyssey Thu, 10 Oct At-Bristol, Anchor Road, Bristol, BS1 5DB
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Y5 and Y6: Primary school space activities Thu, 10 Oct (Fully Booked) Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DW
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“From outer to inner space – Using satellites to monitor the seas around us” Thu, 10 Oct Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Devon
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Prof Sheila Rowan Fri, 11 Oct Stirling Astronomical Society
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Comedy In Space! Fri, 11 Oct The Lass O’Gowrie, 36 Charles St Manchester M1 7DB
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Astrium workshops at Da Vinci School, Stevenage Fri, 11 Oct Stevenage, Herts
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BIS: 80th Year Celebrations Fri 11 Oct & Sat 12 Oct Liverpool
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Dinner with Alan Bean 

Space Lectures: Talk with Alan Bean (Apollo 12)

Fri 11 Oct & Sat 12 Oct Wentbridge, West Yorkshire 

Pontefract, West Yorkshire

Special price for both (photographs and autographs available!), see here
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Schools Event: Intech World Space Weekend Sat, 12 Oct
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Sun 13 Oct
Intech Science Centre, Telegraph Way, Morn Hill, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ
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Public Astronomy – Baldock Sat, 12 Oct Letchworth & District Astronomical Society, Hertfordshire
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Public Star Party Sat, 12 Oct Letchworth & District Astronomical Society, Hertfordshire
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Stargazing Extra Sat, 12 Oct Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society, South Yorkshire
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ASE Conference Workshop Session for Teachers: Train Like An Astronaut Sat, 12 Oct National Museum of Wales
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BIS: The Nervous System of a Starship Thu, 17 Oct Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute (www.brlsi.org).
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