Feature Article: High interest rates decouple Astronauts from their wallets!

The International Space Station on 23 May 2010 as seen from the departing Space Shuttle Atlantis during STS-132. Credit: NASA

It is not the sort of dilemma that one expects when you’re 250 miles above the Earth travelling over 17,000 miles per hour in a hailstorm of cosmic radiation, but the inescapable truth is that our bold astronauts are facing quite the financial pickle. In today’s complex financial age where every Earthling must manage an […]

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SEDS-USA host SpaceTalks

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Taking a bold leap and going viral, our sister organisation, SEDS-USA have made preparations for some live video sessions exploring interesting aspects of space. This is yet another example of how the SEDS network is engaging across media platforms with both the public and industry to promote the interests of space. SEDS Space Talks is […]

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Memories of Prof. George Fraser

Prof. George Fraser at the 2006 UKSEDS National Student Space Conference (NSSC)

UKSEDS are very sad to learn of the passing of Prof. George Fraser, Director of the Space Research Centre, University of Leicester. Those who attended the UKSEDS National Student Space Conference 2014 (NSSC 2014) may remember his introduction and welcome at the very start of the conference on the Saturday morning. He was, as always, […]

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Name Tim’s Mission


The European Space Agency (ESA) are seeking entries to name British ESA Astronaut, Tim Peake’s mission. Full details can be found on the ESA website. Send your proposal by 10:00 GMT (11:00 BST/12:00 CEST) on 4 April 2014. In May of last year, Tim Peake was selected to conduct a six-month mission aboard the International Space […]

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Discounted Astronaut Leadership Experience training for UKSEDS members

Discounted Astronaut Leadership Experience training for UKSEDS members

UKSEDS is a firm supporter of space education as we are keen to encourage careers in the STEM industry and to motivate and stimulate self-belief in general. The International Space School Educational Trust (ISSET) are currently running programmes with that very function; to utilise space to inspire and motivate individuals to achieve their goals. Some of these […]

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Report: National Student Space Conference 2014


On 1st and 2nd March, space enthusiasts descended on the University of Leicester for the UKSEDS National Student Space Conference 2014. Aimed at UK students, each year the conference is a key opportunity to meet and network with a wide range of people in the space sector from academia to industry, across multiple disciplines. It […]

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Join the Worldwide GLOBE at Night 2014 Campaign!


You are invited to participate in an international astronomy programme called GLOBE at Night. You can join volunteers from 115 countries around the world by measuring light pollution effects in your area. E-mail: [email protected] if you are interested in joining the UKSEDS team. GLOBE at Night is free and easy for you, your friends and […]

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Join the UKSEDS Asteroid Chasers in an asteroid search campaign!

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You are invited to join the UKSEDS Asteroid Chasers team in its second year of running to participate in the International Astronomical Search Collaboration’s (IASC) Asteroid search campaign, running from between March 24th and April 28th. You will be participating in the discovery of new Main Belt asteroids and near-Earth objects, similar to asteroid 2012 DA14 that passed by us in […]

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UKSEDS Outreach Active in North England

UKSEDS organised space outreach for the North West Astronomy Festival, UK Space Environments Conference, Leicester and the Mission X Blast Off Event. These events gave us the opportunities to inspire students to learn about astronomy, space exploration and the wonders of our universe. As a part of UKSEDS’ outreach programme, our stand for these events consisted of space […]

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Announcing the UKSEDS Committee 2014/15

The following are the results from the UKSEDS Committee elections held on Sunday 2nd March 2014 at the National Student Space Conference 2014 (NSSC2014), University of Leicester: Executive Committee Chair – Jeremy Nickless Vice Chair – Ryan Laird Treasurer –  Rob Garner Secretary – Joseph Dudley Officer positions Projects – Emmanuel ‘TJ’ Taiwo Sponsorship – Sam Brocksopp Outreach – Samiksha Mestry […]

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