Destination Space Phase 2
The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres and the UK Space Agency are delighted to announce that they have once again joined forces to bring the latest space science to children across the UK.
Following on from the huge success of ASDC's Destination Space, which engaged 733,017 children and adults with Tim Peake's mission to the International Space Station, the UK Space Agency has supported ASDC to create new space resources, working with five UK science centres and museums to deliver space activities in 2018.
Destination Space is a national STEM programme created and run by ASDC and funded by the UK Space Agency. The first phase of this national programme ran from 2014 to 2017 and engaged, inspired and involved families with school-age children, school groups and teachers, and communities across the UK with the amazing stories, science and achievements of human spaceflight and Tim Peake's Principia mission.
This new six month programme celebrates the science and engineering of the new James Webb Space Telescope, the new Mars rover for the ExoMars mission due to launch in 2020, and introduces satellite applications and the plans to enable space launches from the UK.
Science Centre applications have now closed and we can announce that the five centres delivering this new and exciting phase of Destination Space are:
- Dundee Science Centre
- Eden Project
- Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
- The National Space Centre, and
- Winchester Science Centre
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Destination Space: Girls Night Out
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre's ever-popular Girls Night Out event returns in March 2019 with a special focus on Mars! You’ll get to meet Dr Natasha Stephen from the University of Plymouth, whose research focuses on linking information from Martian meteorites with data from space missions.
You’ll also get the chance to learn more about the planets of our Solar System with a Jodrell Bank expert in their inflatable Planetarium. And, as ever, stick around and chat to early career researchers, find out more about Women in Science, and enjoy our famous chocolate brownies!
This event is aimed at adults and children aged 12+
Tickets: £13.50/£12.50 (10% discount for Annual Pass holders)