World Space Week 2016

Saturday October 1st marks the beginning of World Space Week, a week set aside by the United Nations to celebrate the benefits of Space in the community and to promote excitement of Space Exploration. It will look back at the achievements of 2016 and forward at the developments planned for 2017 and beyond.

This years theme is “Remote Sensing – Enabling Our Future” and will have events across the World.

Alton Towers will be launching the event with special guest Al Worden – Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot and Dallas Campbell – BBC science presenter.

To find out more and book tickets visit, events are taking place on the 3rd, 6th, 7th, 10th and 13th October.

Other events are occurring across the UK, locally these include events at Jodrell Bank, on 5th October 2016: Professor Tim O’Brien will be giving a talk titled, ‘Sputnik to The Edge of The Universe’ a story about the University of Manchester’s Lovell Radio Telescope at Jodrell Bank. From its initial use tracking Sputnik to what it is doing today. Details can be found on

Check out all the other talks and events taking place during World Space Week on, such as ‘Cosmology for Kids’ presented by Catherine Heymans on the 5th of October, a fantastic way to inspire your children to learn about the Universe.

You can find out all about World Space Week, find out what is going on by visiting their website –
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