Call for Volunteers: Outreach at the British Science Festival

Credit: British Science Association

Each September, the British Science Festival transforms a different UK city into a vibrant celebration of science, engineering and technology. This year’s Festival will take place in Birmingham, in partnership with the University of Birmingham, from 6 – 11 September 2014. A full programe can be downloaded here. UKSEDS members are asked to help set up on Sunday […]

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Project Dragonfly Design Competition

Credit: I4IS

The Initiative for Interstellar Studies (I4IS) have now officially launched the Project Dragonfly design competition in the context of the Alpha Centauri Prize awards. The winning team will be the first to receive a newly-developed design award Project Dragonfly is a feasibility study for an interstellar mission, conducted by small, distributed spacecraft, propelled primarily by laser sails. The spacecraft […]

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XRT-C Project Kickstarter


Yesterday the Exeter Radio Telescope at Caradon (XRT-C) Project launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to reach their £2100 target to raise funds for the dish of a radio telescope for use by students in the UK. The XRT-C project is an official UKSEDS national project, led by a group of students from the University of Exeter in Devon, with an aim to […]

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UKSEDS at LonCon3


UKSEDS volunteers helped I4IS deliver their message ‘Knowledge to the Stars’ to the 7,000 plus people at the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, Loncon 3. The event was held at Excel, London Docklands on Thursday 14 to Monday 18 August. Many thanks to Vidyasagar Ananthan (formerly Imperial College London) for his support at the event.

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Skylon Model Winners

Skylon. Credit: Reaction Engines

Last month we asked you to fill out a short survey by the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) with a chance to win a Skylon model. We’re pleased to announce the winners: Steven Chandler, Farhan Mitha, and Adele Gammarano. There’s still chance to fill out the survey here if you didn’t do so already.

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UKSEDS Constitutional Vote


The Committee is proposing some changes to the Constitution which defines UKSEDS’ purpose and structure. We consider these changes relatively minor, and do not have any concerns about them dramatically altering UKSEDS or its activities. There will be a two week consultation period from 22 August to 5 September, in which you can review the […]

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Register Your World Space Week Event


ONLY 6 WEEKS TO GO UNTIL WORLD SPACE WEEK!!! Organise your WSW event now!   Download this flyer here (.pdf). Help us spread the word! Unsure what sort of event to run? Here’s a bunch of WSW Event Ideas Ideas for Businesses Ideas for Education Ideas for Societies & Clubs Ideas for Universities Tell us about your event […]

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Educational Seminars for the Future


Two one-day Reverse Engineering Workshops are to be held at the British Interplanetary Society, 27/29 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1SZ Friday 21st November 2014: ADVANCED SPACECRAFT PROPULSION Friday 12th December 2014: DEEP SPACECRAFT DESIGN To book a place visit: or email: [email protected] Attendees will receive: Certificate of participation Printed course notes Discount on future courses Access […]

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PushTribe: an online project platform

Credit: PushTribe

A UKSEDS alumnus, Daniel Nevius (UCL, Cambridge) has been working on a website called Pushtribe ( which could be useful for the SEDS community. Essentially it is an online platform where people can post updates about the projects they are working on to keep their mentors and networks up-to-date and easily ask for their input. […]

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