Top-10 Space Events And Conferences You Can’t Miss In April 2023

5th Apr 2023
Top-10 Space Events And Conferences You Can’t Miss In April 2023

A new month is here, and it means we have prepared a new list of the most interesting space events in April 2023 you can visit in the United Kingdom.

Hurry up to book your tickets and add the event to your calendar in order to don’t miss it!

Outer Space: Aliens and Guardians

When: 10, 13 April

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

A wonderful planetarium show that is definitely worth seeing! It consists of two parts – We Are Guardians and We Are Aliens. ‘We Are Guardians’ explores how ecosystems are intrinsically connected and, with the increasing use of Satellite Monitoring, examines the links between human activities and climate change.

‘We Are Aliens’ takes you on an epic ride in the hunt for evidence of alien life.

Astronomy at Stonehaugh – Introduction to Astronomy

When: 7 April

Where: Stonehaugh Activity Centre Stonehaugh Hexham NE483DZ United Kingdom

Learn about our solar system, our immediate surroundings, and even distant galaxies and the far reaches of the universe. This is an easy guide to all things astronomical, with the chance to ask those big, far-reaching questions you’ve always had.

Note, that this is an Astronomical presentation with observing if weather permits.

Supernova science: Destruction in the stars

When: 11 April

Where: The Royal Institution 21 Albemarle Street London W1S 4BS United Kingdom

Thomas Haworth is a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow and Lecturer at the Queen Mary University of London. In this lecture, Thomas Haworth discusses the most recent findings about how the energy of massive stars affects the clusters and galaxies surrounding them. Massive stars’ lives have far-reaching effects on their surroundings, from the destruction of planet-forming discs surrounding young stars to energy surges as massive stars explode into supernovae.

Kielder Observatory Space Rocks Workshop

When: 12,13 April

Where: Kielder Observatory Space Rocks Workshop Fenwick Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne

Children will be able to create an exact scale model of the solar system using a set of inflatable planets and a real collection of space rocks.

Each planet will be thoroughly examined, and everyone will have the opportunity to handle a meteorite collection, including samples from the Moon and Mars. Your mini space explorers will be solar system experts by the conclusion of the session.

Astronomy at Stonehaugh – “We are Stardust”

When: 14 April

Where: Stonehaugh Activity Centre Stonehaugh Hexham NE483DZ United Kingdom

What could be more romantic than exploring that we are all stardust? During this event, you will investigate the substance of the universe, peer into the heart of a star, and explore the mechanics within. You will also examine the universe from the early years to the present.

Looking up – Star gazing in Abergavenny

When: 15 April

Where: St Michaels Centre Abergavenny 10A Pen-Y-Pound Abergavenny NP7 5UD United Kingdom

Do you want to know how the Universe began and where our star and planet emerged from? Then head on over for a chat.

Come and talk about the Milky Way, the Zodiac, other stars, exo-planets, ESA & NASA space missions, or any other space or space-related topics. The enthusiastic members will try to provide answers (if possible).

Elan Valley Dark Sky Experience

When: 21 April

Where: Penbont House Tearooms & Bed & Breakfast Pen Bont Tearooms Elan Valley LD6 5HS United Kingdom

Meet at Penbont House for a buffet and an astronomy-themed talk by Pete Williamson (FRAS), then walk up to Cosmic Cwtch, our hilltop observing location, for some stargazing.

Please keep in mind that this event is only for individuals aged 11 and up. You are also welcomed to bring a torch, warm clothing, and sturdy footwear due to the nature of the stargazing site.

The dark energy of Einstein’s aftermath

When: 25 April

Where: The Royal Institution 21 Albemarle Street London W1S 4BS United Kingdom

In this talk Chris Clarkson will describe our current understanding of the Universe writ broadly and how future cosmological surveys will map the vast cosmic web of galaxies on scales so far only envisaged in prodigious computer simulations. Unravelling this delicate web will reveal not only the nature of the Big Bang itself, but the essence of dark energy — and with it, the future of the universe.

Exploring Ocean Worlds with the ESA Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer

When: 25 April

Where: Space Park Leicester 92 Corporation Road Leicester LE4 5SP United Kingdom

This is one of the long awaited space events in April 2023, and for good reason. The Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, or JUICE mission, is scheduled to launch on 13th April 2023 and will begin an eight-year voyage to Jupiter. Packing a suite of 10 instruments, Juice’s mission is to study Jupiter’s large, ocean-bearing icy moons.

Planetary scientists from Leicester have played a key role in this mission to understand how such worlds might harbour life. The talk is led by JUICE Co-Investigator Professor Emma Bunce, and supported by Professors Nigel Bannister and Leigh Fletcher.

A new look at the Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope

When: 27 April

Where: National Space Centre Exploration Drive Leicester LE4 5NS United Kingdom

This lecture series is in memory of Professor George Fraser, Director of the Space Research Centre at the University of Leicester (2002 – 2014), who died unexpectedly on 18th March 2014.

The James Webb Space Telescope is one of the most ambitious and powerful space observatories ever constructed. Designed to image and analyze the infrared light of the universe from a vantage point 1.5 million kilometers from Earth, it is both an engineering marvel and scientific discovery machine.

In this talk Dr. Ken Sembach will share some behind-the-scenes background about the history and commissioning of the observatory as well as describe some of its recent scientific discoveries that are taking astronomical research in new directions.

It truly is a month of fascinating space events in April 2023, no matter where you live in the UK. So come out and enjoy!

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