World Space Week

World Space Week

4th - 10th October 2021


A host of talks and activities from The Open University, Collins4Parents, TGP Nominal, Royal Observatory Greenwich and of course UK Astronomy for you to enjoy.

MONDAY
04
OCTOBER
GUIDE TO THE NIGHT SKY
Pre-recorded (Available all day)
Event hosted by: Ross Hockham BCAe (UK Astronomer founder)
Want to know what you can see in the night Sky? Join UK Astronomer founder Ross as he uses pictures and a virtual sky to show you what you can see in your gardens using your eyes, binoculars, and telescopes. .
ONLINE This is an online event.
Free to all. To keep updated, 'like' our UK Astronomy Events Facebook page so you don't miss anything. Donations would be greatly appreciated and would help support us to do more.
This is a public event anyone may attend. More info can be found on the UK Astronomy Events facebook page
If you missed the event, you can watch it now on our YouTube channel.
TUESDAY
05
OCTOBER
FUN FACTS FOR KIDS
Pre-recorded (Available all day)
Event hosted by: Aston Smith (UK Astronomy)
Join UK Astronomy’s youngest volunteer, 8 year old Aston, as he talks about what he loves about the Universe and all things space. Aston has even written a book of facts about the Solar System, the planets and its objects.
ONLINE This is an online event.
Free to all. To keep updated, 'like' our UK Astronomy Events Facebook page so you don't miss anything. Donations would be greatly appreciated and would help support us to do more.
This is a public event anyone may attend. More info can be found on the UK Astronomy Events facebook page
If you missed the event, you can watch it now on our YouTube channel.
WEDNESDAY
06
OCTOBER
OPEN UNIVERSITY: BUILDING ALIEN WORLDS
LIVE EVENT at 12:00pm
Event hosted by: The Open University, Faculty of STEM
We’ll be exploring whether there are other planets beyond our Solar System that are just like Earth? And how would we even find these worlds if they exist – exoplanets?
ONLINE This is an online event.
Free to all. Register at Eventbrite.
Please 'like' The Open University STEM facebook page so you don't miss anything.
This is a public event anyone may attend. More info can be found on The Open University STEM facebook page

COLLINS ASTRONOMY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
LIVE EVENT at 6:30pm
Event hosted by: Royal Observatory Greenwich
Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomers, Dr Ed Bloomer and Bryony Lanigan, discuss the concepts behind some of this year’s most striking photographs from the Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition, followed by a Q&A.
ONLINE This is an online event.
Free to all. Register via the Collins website
This is a public event anyone may attend. More info can be found at collins.co.uk
THURSDAY
07
OCTOBER
OPEN UNIVERSITY: ICY MOONS
LIVE EVENT at 2:00pm
Event hosted by: The Open University, Faculty of STEM
Icy Moons, such as Enceladus and Europa, are some of the coolest places in the solar system, not just because of their cold temperature, but as they are where it might be possible to find life, or the evidence of life, in space!
ONLINE This is an online event.
Free to all. Register at Eventbrite
Please 'like' The Open University STEM facebook page so you don't miss anything.
This is a public event anyone may attend. More info can be found on The Open University STEM facebook page

COLLINS EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE
LIVE EVENT at 6:00pm
Event hosted by: Tom Kerss
In this event – suitable for families and children aged 6 and over – you’ll discover how to make sense of the night sky, find beautiful stars, amazing planets and many more wonders of space. You’ll even find out how to make your own stargazing plan! With easy-peasy tips and fun challenges, it’s sure to ignite your curiosity and bring out your inner astronomer.
ONLINE This is an online event.
Free to all. Register via the Collins website
This is a public event anyone may attend. More info can be found at collins.co.uk
FRIDAY
08
OCTOBER
OPEN UNIVERSITY: ALIEN WORLDS (SCHOOL EVENT)
LIVE EVENT at 2:00pm
Event hosted by: The Open University, Faculty of STEM
Have you ever wondered if there is a planet just like Earth elsewhere in the Universe? Maybe that planet had life just like us, or maybe it’s a barren world? Alien Worlds will engage curious, young minds as we explore the possibilities of life-supporting planets elsewhere in space. This live Q&A session will give you access to one of our most accomplished astronomers, Professor Carole Haswell.
ONLINE This is an online event.
Free to all. Register at Eventbrite
Please 'like' The Open University STEM facebook page so you don't miss anything.
This is a public event anyone may attend. More info can be found on The Open University STEM facebook page

COLLINS LITTLE INVENTORS IN SPACE
LIVE EVENT at 6:00pm
Event hosted by: Dominic Wilcox and Katherine Mengardon
Join Dominic Wilcox and Katherine Mengardon as they talk all about their book 'Little Inventors: In Space', the role the Universe has in our lives and how you can become a little inventor!
ONLINE This is an online event.
Free to all.
This is a public event anyone may attend. More information can be found at collins.co.uk
SATURDAY
09
OCTOBER
COLLINS NIGHT SKY BINGO & UK ASTRONOMY'S KIDS ACTIVITY SHEETS
Available all day
Here are some cool activities for the kids to do - from creating their own alien, night sky bingo, to word searches and spot the difference. Open or download the PDF files when they are available, print them out and keep the kids entertained for half an hour or more.
AT HOME These activities can be completed at home.
To keep updated about all our events, please 'like' our UK Astronomy Events Facebook page. Donations would be greatly appreciated and would help support us to do more.

If you missed the event, you can still participate by downloading the UK Astronomy Kids Activity Sheets and the
Collins Night Sky Bingo
SUNDAY
10
OCTOBER
THE AMAZING AURORA
LIVE EVENT at 7:00pm
Event hosted by: Wil Cheung (UK Astronomy)
Have you ever wanted to see the Northern Lights? Join Wil Photography as Wil Cheung shares lots of tips on how, when and where to see them. Are you looking to book a trip? Wil will be talking about what dates to avoid and how you could potentially know the months in advance and specific dates to book.
ONLINE This is an online event.
Free to all. To keep updated, 'like' our UK Astronomy Events Facebook page so you don't miss anything. Donations would be greatly appreciated and would help support us to do more.
This is a public event anyone may attend. More info can be found on the UK Astronomy Events facebook page

UK ASTRONOMY'S CONSTELLATION GUIDES & COLLINS NIGHT SKY GUIDE
These guides will help you find your way around some of the cool objects in our skies. You can download these to your phone or iPad and take them with you on your stargazing adventures. UK Astronomy add new items and information regularly, so keep checking for new additions. Happy Hunting!
AT HOME These activities can be completed at home.
To keep updated about all our events, please 'like' our UK Astronomy Events Facebook page. Donations would be greatly appreciated and would help support us to do more.

If you missed the event, you can still access the UK Astronomy Sky Guides