Space Day

We’ve been invited back to Drink Shop & Do, and this time it’s for the entire day.

On Sunday the 14th of October Science London will be bringing Space (and the science that entails) to Kings Cross. We are still working on the full details but we will have crafty things, activities, talks, films and real scientists on the day to help you learn and play all about the inky blackness beyond our blue planet.

Plus, in preparation for the day, Drink, Shop & Do are holding a special planet-making ‘Do’ on Thursday 11th October. Pop along from 7pm and build a planet to adorn the cafe on Space Day.

Date: Sunday 14th October 2012
Time: All day but we’ll be there from 10:30am
Place: Drink, Shop and Do, No. 9, Caledonian Road, N1 9DX [gmap]
Cost: Free!

Image courtesy of NASA

10:30 to 18:00 – Space themed origami, film and competition for the best space themed fact
12:00 – Rocket building workshop with Dr Simon Foster from Imperial College London
13:30 – Rocket building workshop with Dr Simon Foster from Imperial College London
15:00 – Rocket building workshop with Dr Simon Foster from Imperial College London
16:30 – Rocket building workshop with Dr Simon Foster from Imperial College London

There are limited places in the workshops, to book your space email with your name,number of people and preferred time.

18:00 to 20:00 – Chat with our space specialists. Want to learn more about space? Have a burning question? Come talk to some of the brightest minds in the field with Kate Gray (AKA Space Kate) hosting Louisa Preston, Marek Kukula and Alex Salam

Dr Louisa Preston is a Geologist by training but an Astrobiologist by choice who spends her time thinking up ways to find life on Mars. She looks at microbes that live in the most extreme places on Earth such as the geysers of Iceland and red acidic rivers of Rio Tinto in Spain, to practice ways of finding life on other planets. She did her PhD at Imperial College London, spent 3 years in Canada running analogue space missions to the Moon at Western University, and is now a Postdoctoral Research Associate at The Open University.

Dr Marek Kukula is the Public Astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Marek completed his doctorate in Radio Astronomy at Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire and carried out research into black holes and distant galaxies at a variety of astronomy centres, including the University of Edinburgh and the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, home of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Dr Alex Salam works with with NASA’s Behavioural Health and Performance Element on human adaptation to long duration space missions and NASA’s Habitable Volume Community of Practice on psychological issues relating to the design of deep space habitats. Previously he researched the effects of extreme isolation and confinement and stress on the human immune system, behavioural health, and sleep at Concordia Station on the high Antarctic plateau.


6 Responses to “Space Day”

  1. Carol Joel Etibako Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I just want to visit it for the first time and I’m curious!

  2. Drew Says:
    September 19th, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Space music?

    David Bowie – Space Odessy/Starman
    REM – Man on the Moon – REM
    The Firm – Star Trekkin
    Babylon Zoo – Spaceman

  3. palaeosam Says:
    September 24th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Beatles – Across the Universe, from the Let it Be album
    Monty Python – Galaxy Song, from the Meaning of Life

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