Education & Outreach

Part of our mission is to motivate students to excel in STEM subjects, share our knowledge of space and try to improve space education.


School Guide

If you’re still in school (or you’re a teacher) then take a look at our guide to some of the space projects, competitions, and courses that you and your school can get involved in. If we’re missing anything, let us know.


UKSEDS volunteers have supported the UK Space Education Day and Space Education Outreach programs at the UK Space Conference, the Futures Day at the Farnborough International Airshow, the UK Space Settlement Design Competition at Imperial College, London, and many other events.

If you’d like to become one of our volunteers, just fill in this form, and register as a STEMNET ambassador.

Check out our most recent outreach:

BBC Stargazing Live – Leicester

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

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

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 Outreach at the Brighton Science Festival 2015

We were delighted to carry out outreach at the Brighton Science Festival on the 16th February 2015. The venue for this outreach was a pub called the Hope in Brighton. It was a new and amazing experience to do outreach in a local Brighton pub. We shared a venue with Jon London of Out of this World Learning. More information […]

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Outreach for February and March

UKSEDS have arranged amazing outreach opportunities at the following science festivals, space events and schools. We hope that these opportunities will provide great volunteering and social networking experiences to our members. We require 4-5 volunteers to help us with the following confirmed events in February and March. Travel expenses will be paid and each volunteer […]

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NameExoWorlds – Propose Your Favourite Exoplanetary System

The first ever contest allowing members of the public to NameExoWorlds begins its first round, offering the registered clubs and non-profit organisations, including UKSEDS, the chance to nominate their favourite systems to take through to the next rounds. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is organising a worldwide contest to give popular names to selected exoplanets […]

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StrathSEDS attend Astronomy Day

by Lukasz Zapotoczny, StrathSEDS An Astronomy Day took place on the 29th of November in the National Museum of Flight in Edinburgh, and StrathSEDS were lucky enough to be invited along to host a stall. The event took place in the main hangar of the museum, and amongst the things on display was one of […]

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Volunteers Needed: Technopop London

Help needed with robots, training astronauts and designing classrooms Technopop is a new festival celebrating science, technology, innovation and design in Stratford London. Beginning on 8 October, there will be four weeks of free workshops and events for everyone aged 6 – 19, their teachers and their families. We need volunteers to help make Technopop […]

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Call for Volunteers: Outreach at the British Science Festival

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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Come See Us at Farnborough Airshow!

Aviation fans are getting excited as Farnborough International Airshow started earlier this week. The Airshow is one of the biggest air spectacles in the world. It attracts big-name aviation and technology companies and thousands of enthusiasts. UKSEDS will be present at a stall over the weekend, so why not pay us a visit?

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UKSEDS Outreach: March/June Updates.

UKSEDS participated in the Big Bang Fairs and school festival. As a part of outreach programme, our stand for these events consists for space activities such as identifying meteorites from the earth rocks, display and description of our model rocket and telescope, space game called Space Invaders played using the keyboard interface created by SpaceGambit, […]

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