Outreach

Leicester to lead Royal Astronomical Society livestream of Uranus

Leicester to lead Royal Astronomical Society livestream of Uranus

Astronomers and planetary scientists from the University of Leicester are to lead dedicated livestream observations of Uranus in partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) to bring live imagery of the planet to the public in the UK and around the world. Members of the public are invited to view live footage of the ‘ice […]

World Space Week at the National Space Centre

World Space Week at the National Space Centre

To celebrate World Space Week the National Space Centre is hosting its first in-person Space Lates since January 2020, offering space fans the chance to explore the galleries after hours, hear from special guest speakers and take part in a wide range of space-themed activities including astronomy and crafts. Space Lates is an evening created […]

Royal Society Summer Science festival set to inspire next generation of space scientists

Royal Society Summer Science festival set to inspire next generation of space scientists

Space experts from the University of Leicester will look to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers with a series of live events exploring Mars as part of The Royal Society’s Summer Science festival. School pupils will have the opportunity to ‘meet’ members of the team behind the ExoMars Rosalind Franklin Rover, due to […]

Dr. Suzie Imber on Cosmic Shambles

Dr. Suzie Imber on Cosmic Shambles

Suzie Imber from the School of Physics and Astronomy was one of the guests on this weeks Science Shambles podcast and live Q&A, and you can catch up on Youtube. If you missed #ScienceShambles Q&A live on June 27th, you can catch up now on YouTube and the podcast. Robin Ince & Helen Czerski were […]

Leicester Planetary Scientist in BBC Earth Feature on Jupiter

Leicester Planetary Scientist in BBC Earth Feature on Jupiter

Dr. Henrik Melin was interviewed for a feature for @BBCEarth about the greatest of planets – Jupiter. He discusses Juno’s exploration of the giant planet, and highlights some of the latest discoveries. The feature is available to watch on Facebook Watch: https://fb.watch/5ZDdN4Ei0J/

EO Detective in Lockdown

EO Detective in Lockdown

Catherine Fitzsimons, our NCEO Outreach Officer, describes the legacy of an outreach project from NCEO at the University of Leicester. In 2015–16 the National Centre for Earth Observation, based in the School of Physics and Astronomy, received outreach funding from the UK Space Agency to produce educational materials that would tie in to British ESA […]

Citizen Science and Astronomical Observing – National Space Centre Q&A with Chris Lintott

Citizen Science and Astronomical Observing – National Space Centre Q&A with Chris Lintott

Join the National Space Centre for a LIVE Space Q&A with the Sky at Night’s Chris Lintott, Friday 26 March 19:00-20:00. Have you become more interested in astronomy during the past year? Now is the chance to ask your space questions to special guest, Chris Lintott, who will be joining the National Space Centre for […]

Exploring Mercury – National Space Centre Q&A with Dr. Suzie Imber

Exploring Mercury – National Space Centre Q&A with Dr. Suzie Imber

Join special guest Dr Suzie Imber from our School of Physics and Astronomy for a free Facebook Live Q&A session about the past, present and future of exploring the planet Mercury, Friday 19 March 19:00-20:00. This week sees the anniversary of the MESSENGER mission to the planet Mercury. MESSENGER entered orbit around Mercury on 18 […]

Is there Life on Mars? National Space Centre Q&A with Lewis Dartnell

Is there Life on Mars? National Space Centre Q&A with Lewis Dartnell

Join the National Space Centre Team on Friday 12 March, 19:00-20:00, to ask Professor Lewis Dartnell your questions about Life on Mars. Lewis is a research scientist, presenter and author. You may have seen him on BBC Horizon, Wonders of the Universe, Stargazing Live and Sky at Night. The National Space Centre also has him […]

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