Your Guide to the Space Events in the UK of August 202331st Jul 2023
August, the final month of summer, presents a celestial extravaganza catering to space enthusiasts of all ages. These events appeal not only to curious observers but also to seasoned academics and space aficionados.
Don’t wait any longer! Grab those tickets now and pop this awesome event into your calendar, so you don’t miss out on all the fun!
When: 1 August
Where: Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre Moor Road Eaglesham G76 0QQ United Kingdom
From the Ancient Greeks to the scientists of the Renaissance, all the way to the astronomers during the late 1800s. You’ll work out how Eratosthenes in 240 BC worked out the circumference of the Earth with sticks and shadows. How Galileo helped us understand our Solar System in the 1600s. Moreover, you’ll discuss the work of Annie Jump Cannon and how she categorized the stars in the night sky.
Let’s examine their work and celebrate their genius for without their shoulders to stand on we wouldn’t able see as far into the universe.
When: 1 August
Where: Farmer Road Leyton London E10 5DN United Kingdom
Time traveller, Ulysses, and his assistants, Elbo and Froth are in a race against time (and space) to save the Universe from their arch enemy, Voltemand, and his sidekicks, Vocalzone and Vapour Rub.
They are looking for highly creative, adventurous 5 to 11 year olds, with lots of energy and a good sense of humor, to join them on their time machine, the Hermes, to journey the lengths and depths of the Universe and outwit their slippery adversaries. The young space explorers will learn about the science of time, travel, space, the universe, how to make a good cup of tea while travelling at light speed – and lots of other essential sciencey things!
When: 8 August
Where: Natural History Museum Cromwell Road London SW7 5BD United Kingdom
Take a guided tour of our first-floor Hintze Hall balconies and Minerals Gallery and hear the gripping stories of the female scientists whose contributions changed our understanding of space. Encounter numerous treasures, including rare meteorites, as you learn about the research of female space scientists past and present, including some who’ve worked at the Museum.
When: 8 August
Where: The Royal Institution 21 Albemarle Street City of Westminster W1S United Kingdom
Take control of space for the day in this challenge-based workshop. In the morning, students will explore the basics of the solar system and space travel, looking at current missions exploring space. In the afternoon they will then design a mission to rescue an astronaut stranded on Mars, using what they have learned, and lots of ingenuity to make the mission a success.
When: 10 August
Where: Schuster Building Blackett Lecture Theatre, Schuster Building University of Manchester, Oxford Road Manchester M13 9PL United Kingdom
Can you imagine what the cosmos above would look like if we all had superhuman vision? Immerse yourself in awe-inspiring images of nebulas, galaxies and supernova explosions that are invisible to the naked eye. Learn about doomsday meteorites that are like 4.5-billion-year-old time capsules from the beginning of our Solar System and the birth of planet Earth. Explore the Big Bang as we unveil actual evidence that reveals where we all came from.
When: 12 August
Where: The Chimes High Street Uxbridge UB8 1GA United Kingdom
Calling all budding astronauts! Experience the Space School and become a certified astronaut! You’ll get to try on your very own space suit, float around the international space station in virtual reality and visit a unique planetarium with the whole family!
When: 17 August
Where: The Royal Institution 21 Albemarle Street London W1S 4BS United Kingdom
Explore the elusive world of neutrinos. James Riordon guides you through the history and science behind the pursuit of the ghostly subatomic particle, the neutrino.
With approximately 100 trillion neutrinos passing through us every second, these particles hold the key to unlocking some of the Universe’s greatest mysteries. From the discovery of neutrinos and their role in illuminating the Universe through neutrino telescopes to the challenges of detecting this elusive particle, this lecture explores the science behind the ghost particle.
Additionally, you will explore the potential of neutrinos to answer some of the biggest questions in the universe, including the composition of dark matter and the Universe’s origin. This is a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the science behind the neutrino and its impact on our understanding of the cosmos.
When: 26 August
Where: Kindred Yoga Brookmill Road #Unit D London SE8 4HL United Kingdom
During Mercury Retrograde we can take this as a gift from the Cosmos to slow down, a time to reflect and unwind, surrender to the flow of life connecting to our inner worlds. During the 90 minutes together you will be greeted with a reassuring smile and Aura cleanse, with a signature grounding spray where you are invited to relax and unwind the mind by connecting to your mat on the ground.
August 2023 is an absolute treat for space enthusiasts all across the UK, so no matter where you reside, there’s something fascinating for everyone to enjoy. Step outside and indulge in the celestial wonders awaiting you!