Upcoming Space Events and Conferences in March 2023 

2nd Mar 2023
Upcoming Space Events and Conferences in March 2023 

It is March, so Orbital Today has prepared a list of the most exciting and educational space events and conferences you can visit in the UK this month. This time you can master your astrophotography skills, learn about women in STEM, or join hot debates about life on other planets. 

Hurry up to buy tickets or add free online events to your calendar! 

Space Technology & Additive Manufacturing

When: 2 March 

Where: Mansfield College The Sir Joseph Hotung Auditorium Mansfield College Oxford OX1 3TF United Kingdom

This a free event dedicated to additive manufacturing and implementing this technology in space. The host, Laura Gonzalez, is the Space Manufacturing Lead at the Satellite Applications Catapult. Having 10 years of experience in this field, she will share the main advantages and challenges of 3D printing in the space industry.

Outer Space: Aliens and Guardians

When: 4 March (multiple dates available)

Where: Market Hall Duke Street Devonport PL1 4PS United Kingdom

During the month, you can visit the incredible show in the innovative and state-of-the-art dome – the only one of its kind in Europe!

The program consists of two parts – We Are Guardians and We Are Aliens. 

We Are Guardians investigates how ecosystems are inextricably linked and, with the growing use of satellite monitoring, investigates the links between human activity and climate change.

We Are Aliens show will take you on an epic ride in the hunt for evidence of alien life. 

A Universe of Infinities for Hybrid Zoom Event

When: 6 March

Where: The Aylesbury Vale Academy Paradise Orchard Aylesbury HP18 0WS United Kingdom

Colin Stuart is a speaker at the event. He is a multi-awarded astronomy author, writer, and lecturer who has discussed the universe with over 500,000 individuals, including members of the general public, businesses, and schools. Along the way, we’ll also learn how to divide by zero and why a triangle’s angles don’t always add up to 180 degrees. Sounds intriguing, right?

You can join virtually from home by connecting to the Zoom link supplied before the day of the talk.

Women in STEM: Women in Conservation

When: 8 March

Where: Imperial College London Exhibition Road London SW7 2BX United Kingdom & Online

The theme of the first Women in STEM seminar in 2023 will be conservation. The program will begin with a special message from Dr. Jane Goodall about her outstanding work and experience as a woman in STEM. Following that, other experts will talk about their conservation careers, the hurdles they’ve experienced as underrepresented women in STEM, and future trends and possibilities in the area. The panel discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A.

This is a free event with an opportunity to join online.

Mars Vs Europa! Which is the best place to search for life beyond Earth?

When: 9 March

Where: UCL Main Campus & online – Hybrid event Gower Street London WC1E 6AE United Kingdom

Join a lively debate on one of the hot topics in astrobiology and planetary science: ‘Where is the best place to search for life beyond Earth?’. Team Mars and Team Europa will do their best to convenience you about their choice. Join the ‘Mars Week Debate’ live in person at UCL or online to put your questions to the panels, before casting your vote for Mars or Europa


When: 10 March

Where: Soper Hall Harestone Valley Road Caterham CR3 6YN United Kingdom

If you want to learn how to take incredible photos of stars and planets, this is your chance! Gunter Hofer, a graphic designer, artist and photographer, will share his experience in the field of astrophotography. There will be an opportunity to find out what equipment he uses, view and purchase some of his photographs. In the end, there will also be time for questions and answers.

SPACE COMMUNICATIONS with Goonhilly Earth Station

When: 10, 17, and 24 March 

Where: Goonhilly Earth Station Goonhilly Earth Station Goonhilly Downs TR12 6LQ United Kingdom

Goonhilly Earth Station is the world’s only private deep space communications station and has been a leading satellite ground station for over 60 years.

Over three days, Goonhilly’s team of experienced engineers and operators will cover a key range of space communication topics, including basic communication links, antennas, modulation, ‘noise’, satellite orbit tracking, link budget design, system performance, and the use of cables, optical fibres, and waveguides.

A tour of Goonhilly Earth Station will be provided and an opportunity to engage in practical demonstrations focused on antenna steering, cryogenics, and signal routing and processing at Goonhilly.

Astronomy at Stonehaugh – Life cycle of a star

When: 24 February 

Where: Stonehaugh Activity Centre Stonehaugh Hexham NE483DZ United Kingdom

Stonehaugh Astronomy is located in the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, Europe’s largest protected dark sky area and the world’s third largest. That’s why it is a perfect spot to gather and explore how a star is born, what it does throughout its life, and what happens to stars at the end.

Astronomy at Stonehaugh – Origins of the Universe

When: 31 March

Where: Stonehaugh Activity Centre Stonehaugh Activity Centre Stonehaugh Hexham NE483DZ United Kingdom

This time at Stonehaugh, you’ll find answers to questions about the Universe. How did it all begin? When did it all begin? Will it ever end?

Join this event, travel across space and time, and discover some of our universe’s secrets. From our solar system through the universe’s large-scale structure and back to the Big Bang, you will explore our current perceptions of it all and the significant discoveries made along the way.

Did you like our list of space events and conferences in March? We hope you found something worth visiting. Space is exciting and full of wonders. Hurry up to explore it!

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