BIS Space Colonisation Workshop


This Saturday, 11th April, the British Interplanetary Society and the University of Hertfordshire are jointly hosting a workshop titled “New Direction in Space Colonisation”, as part of the BIS’s ongoing Space Colonies  Project. The purpose of this event is to explore the viability of space colonisation in the light of emerging technologies, the existing legal framework and new ethical debates. […]

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BBC Stargazing Live – Leicester

Credit: Leicester AstRoSoc

BBC Stargazing Live took place on 20th March at the Leicester Race Course to coincide with the solar eclipse — one of the biggest space events with over 8000 people. ESA Astronaut Paolo Nespoli attended who spent a total of 174 days on The International Space Station and Paul Franklin, who was the Visual Effects […]

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Solar Eclipse 2015

Credit: Adam Harris, ShefSEDS

Sheffield SpaceSoc (ShefSEDS) teamed up with the Sheffield Astronomical Society to witness the spectacle of the eclipse through the clouds. A large crowd gathered at the sight of a range of telescopes and observing equipment, with a palpable sense of excitement as the event peaked at 9:33am. Adam Harris, President of Sheffield SpaceSoc said: It […]

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UKSEDS Attends Big Bang Fair 2015

Have a look at our new 3D printed International Space Station model, teaching students about the modules, robotic arm, solar arrays and where Major Tim Peake, first British ESA astronaut will live on his visit to the ISS this year

UKSEDS attended Big Bang Fair 2015 — the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK — held this year 11-14 March at the NEC in Birmingham. Thousands of young people attend this annual event. Many thanks to the support of University of Birmingham AstroSoc and Leicester AstRoSoc members.

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UKSEDS Committee 2015/16

UKSEDS Committee 2015/16

We’re pleased to announce our new committee, as elected at our AGM on 1st March 2015 at the University of Surrey. Chair – Joseph Dudley Vice-Chair – Rob Garner Treasurer – Ciara McGrath Secretary – David Jones-Gerrard Events – Alex Gee Careers – Portia Bowman Sponsorship – Daniel Erkel Projects – Samiksha Mestry Membership – […]

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UKSEDS Award Winners 2015


We’re very pleased too announce the winners of our inaugural UKSEDS Awards 2015 as follows: Outreach: Maggie Lieu Best project: XRT-C Branch of the Year: Sheffield SpaceSoc (ShefSEDS) Member of the Year: Suzanna Lucarotti (Lettuce on Mars) Many thanks to our keynote, Dr Matt Taylor, for handing out the awards this year. We hope it will be […]

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Executive Summary 2014/15 Released


This has been another successful year for UKSEDS. Thanks to the hard work of the UKSEDS committee, the organisation is the largest it has been since its inception in 1988. We hosted a record number of events up and down the country, and completely sold-out for our National Student Space Conference. Thanks to a Space for All grant from […]

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The Sir Arthur Clarke Awards 2015

Sir Arthur Clarke Awards 2011 winners.

Launched at the UKSEDS National Student Space Conference 2015 (NSSC2015), nominations for the Sir Arthur Clarke Awards are now open. The Sir Arthur Clarke Awards which recognise and reward individuals and teams for notable or outstanding achievements in, or contributions to, all space activities, have been presented annually since 2005.  The British Interplanetary Society, organiser of the […]

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Media Invited to NSSC2015 This Weekend


UKSEDS National Student Space Conference 2015 Press Release 25 February 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UKSEDS National Student Space Conference 2015 28 February – 1 March 2015, University of Surrey Invitation to Media The 27th Annual UKSEDS National Student Space Conference will be held this weekend at the University of Surrey in a record sell-out event. […]

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XRT-C: Amplifiers – Temperamental, but Necessary


by Sam Morrell – XRT-C Science, Outreach and Press & Publicity teams. XRT-C members were given a demonstration of a working radio telescope at the University of Exeter by lecturer and veteran radio astronomer, Dr. Chris Brunt. Throughout the demonstration, Chris stressed the importance of high quality electronics and a low noise environment for your telescope. […]

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“Time Capsule to Mars” Aims for 2018 Mars Landing


Students from around the world are coming together to launch the first private, student-led mission to Mars. Learn how to join the mission today. Have you dreamt about leaving your footprint on Mars? Leaving a personal legacy for future generations? Contributing to a major international effort to push the boundaries of human space exploration? Time […]

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