The Best UK Space Events To Visit This November

30th Oct 2023
The Best UK Space Events To Visit This November

As we bid farewell to the crisp autumn leaves and welcome the longer, darker nights, November offers exceptional opportunities for space fans in the United Kingdom. We will guide you through some of the most exciting UK space events in November.

How far is that star?

When: 1 November

Where: ACA Observatory, Allenheads, Old School House Allenheads Hexham NE479HR United Kingdom

How long would it take to walk to the Moon? Or travel to another solar system? How long would it be until we noticed, if the Sun stopped shining? How do we know all of this, and is there somebody, or something, out there asking the same questions? Join Martin Kitching to explore these questions and more that you probably never knew you wanted the answers to.

After the talk, you will do some stargazing in the Observatory.

Astronomy at Stonehaugh – Origins of the Universe

When: 3 November

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

The Universe. How did it all begin? When did it all begin? Will it ever end? Humans have sought the answers to all of these questions, striving to fathom the mysteries of the stars and other bodies that lie within the universe and, ultimately, how the universe will end.

Join the event to journey through space and time, out into the cosmos, and discover some of the mysteries our universe has to offer. From the point of the Big Bang to the present day and on to the potential end. Explore our current perceptions of it. 

Air & Space Institute (ASI) Open Day Newark

When: 9 November

Where: Newark College, Friary Road Newark NG24 1PB United Kingdom

The open days are an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Air & Space Institute! You can chat with expert tutors, see the industry-standard workshops and get the information you need if you or your close ones are trying to make the right choice in terms of further education.

Cosmos at the Castle III – Family Stargazing Event

When: 11 November

Where: Tullibole Castle, Tullibole Castle Crook of Devon KY13 0QN United Kingdom

Enchanting evening under the starry sky at Tullibole Castle, Crook of Devon, outside Kinross. Cosmos at the Castle is the perfect opportunity for families to come together and explore the universe’s wonders.

Book a viewing time slot in our planetarium dome and enjoy “We are Guardians,” a unique full-dome film produced by the National Space Centre. Participate in interactive activities exploring how to use satellites to save our dark skies and reduce light pollution. Enjoy hands-on STEM activities for all the family. Knowledgeable volunteer astronomers from Astronomy Scotland will guide you through the night, pointing out constellations and sharing fascinating insights about the planets, galaxies, and beyond. Enjoy a trail of light walk at your leisure through the beautiful gardens and woodland of Tullibole.

Web Summit

When: 13-16 November

Where: Lisbon, Portugal

Even though this is not exactly a UK space event, we decided to include it in the list since it’s one of the most significant events in the tech world. And you can always join it online. Web Summit brings together 70,000+ people and companies, including space industry representatives like Skyrora CEO. Why will they gather in Lisbon? Three reasons: incredible speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities, and proprietary software that will maximize your experience.

Space Tech Expo

When: 14-16 November

Where: Bremen, Germany

The sixth edition of Europe’s largest B2B event for the space industry in Bremen, the city of space. The event escalates the industry to new heights year-on-year in an unparalleled showcase of the latest technologies, networking opportunities and topical debates. Three-days of face-to-face and online collaboration, where you will also explore new technologies, meet new business partners, and learn from the industry’s most in-demand thought leaders at the conferences.

Astronomy on Tap Cardiff: Exploring Life in Space

When: 16 November

Where: Porter’s Cardiff, Bute Terrace Cardiff CF10 2FE United Kingdom

Dr. Subhajit Sarkar and Holly Davies, two researchers from Cardiff University, will guide you through the evening as you learn about our explorations of the heavens and some of the mysteries we find there. Have we found molecules that might be evidence of life out there? Come and find out in Porters on November 16th, and marvel at the wonders of the cosmos while sipping on a cool pint.

After all, it’s what Newton, Galileo, and all the giants would have wanted!

Astronomy at Stonehaugh – Shooting Stars (Leonids)

When: 17 November

Where: Stonehaugh Stargazing Pavilion Stonehaugh Hexham NE483DZ United Kingdom

Shooting stars – what are they? Where do they come from? The Lyrids are one of the smaller annual showers, with around 10 shooting stars per hour. Still, about every 33 years (the period of Comet Tempel-Tuttle), the Leonids produce meteor ‘storms’ when hundreds or even thousands of shooting stars can be seen.

There, you’ll enjoy an evening under the stars as they blaze overhead.

Family Theatre @ Yate Library – The Star Seekers

When: 18 November

Where: Yate Library, 44 West Walk Yate BS37 4AX United Kingdom

Have you ever dreamt of flying to the moon? Meeting an alien? Becoming an astronaut? Join star seekers Alph, Betty and Gammo on a journey through the stars where you take the steering wheel. 

Inspired by childhood wonder of the universe, The Wardrobe Ensemble and The Wardrobe Theatre have created a unique theatre experience for children: a show that passes on awe for the limitless majesty of galaxies, the solar system, shooting stars and planets to the next generation and also delves into one of greatest unanswered questions of the universe: what do astronauts really have for dinner?! 

Suitable for children aged 3-8 years and their families.

Astronomy at Stonehaugh – Introduction to Astronomy

When: 24 November

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

Learn about our solar system, local neighbourhood, distant galaxies and the far reaches of the universe. This is a general introduction to astronomical things with the option of asking those big, far-reaching questions that have always puzzled you. It’ll be an astronomical presentation with observing if weather permits, but events go ahead regardless of the weather.

So, don’t forget to book your tickets and mark your calendars for these fantastic UK space events in November. Remember, the universe is putting on a spectacular show, waiting for you to join in. Get ready to be starstruck, and let the cosmos inspire your November nights!

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