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Jason-Flor Sisante – National Space Centre Live Q&A

Join special NASA guest, Jason-Flor Sisante, as the National Space Centre hosts a free live Space Q&A to answer your questions regarding the past, present and future NASA space missions, as we once again focus on the moon, Mars and beyond! Jason is a cerebrovascular scientist who is curious to unravel the role of the […]

The Great Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction of 2020

The Great Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction of 2020

A spectacular event is unfolding in the night skies this December, as Jupiter and Saturn appear closer in the sky than at any time in the past four centuries. Not to be missed! Look towards the west on a clear December night, just after sunset, and it will be hard to miss the sight of […]

Leicester Planetary Science on BBC Sky at Night

Leicester Planetary Science on BBC Sky at Night

Dr. Leigh Fletcher appeared as a guest on November’s Sky at Night to discuss the potential for life across the Solar System. In the late summer of 2020, the news of potential biomarker gases at the cloud tops of Venus caused tremendous excitement in the planetary community and beyond. Could this be evidence of lifeforms […]

I’m an Engineer! I’m a Scientist!

I’m an Engineer! I’m a Scientist!

PhD student Sam Frampton explains this excellent chance to engage with school students online, answer questions, and win money for outreach. I need an exact number, how much money do you make? What’s your favourite planet? If aluminium is so far up the reactivity series, why do they choose to build satellites out of it? […]

ESA Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti: National Space Centre Live Q&A

ESA Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti: National Space Centre Live Q&A

Join the National Space Centre on Friday 27th November at 19:00 for a special #SciFRI, as ESA Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti takes part in a live Q&A session.   What’s it like to live on the International Space Station? How do you become an astronaut? What’s your favourite thing about space? You can ask an astronaut your space questions this […]

Charles Cockell on Astrobiology: National Space Centre Q&A

Charles Cockell on Astrobiology: National Space Centre Q&A

Join the National Space Centre on Friday 13 November at 19:00 for a special #SciFRI, as Charles Cockell, Professor of Astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh takes part in a live Q&A session. Professor Cockell studies life in extreme environments, the habitability of extra-terrestrial environments, and space biology. He currently sits on the science advisory […]

National Astronomy Week: Our Modern View of Mars

The RAS is putting on a  series of events, talks and online observing sessions for National Astronomy Week, and Professor John Bridges will be discussing our modern view of Mars on Saturday 14th November (6-7 pm). Join Professor Chris Lintott (Oxford University, Sky at Night), Professor Jane Greaves (Cardiff University) and Professor John Bridges (Space […]

Libby Jackson on 20 Years of ISS – National Space Centre Q&A

Libby Jackson on 20 Years of ISS – National Space Centre Q&A

Join the National Space Centre for a Facebook live Q&A with Libby Jackson, from the UK Space Agency, on 4 November at 19:00. It’s all to mark 20 years of astronauts living on board the International Space Station and might be a good opportunity for people to ask about careers in the space industry and/or the […]

Lose Yourself on Mars with Attenborough Arts Centre

There’s no place like… Mars. Book a 30-minute slot and utterly lose yourself… The Attenborough Arts Centre “Mariner 9” exhibition has been extended. Mariner 9 (2012), by artist Kelly Richardson, presents a video of panoramic view of the Mars landscape hundreds of years in the future, littered with the rusting remains of various missions to […]

Suzie Imber live in Conversation with Tim Peake

Suzie Imber live in Conversation with Tim Peake

Leicester’s Dr. Suzie Imber hosted a live conversation with UK Astronaut Tim Peake, from the Science Museum on October 15th. In this blog post she explains what it was like to speak with an astronaut. On 15th October, I was nervously walking to the Science Museum in London, in the rain.  I had been invited […]

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