Date: Thursday 08th October 2020
Time: 09:00 - 19:00
Location: From the comfort of your own home
Cost: FreeBook now
Schools, colleges and community groups across the region are counting down to one of the biggest space and astronomy events in the calendar. So get your self signed up...
The STEMFest in Space virtual event combines classroom and hands-on learning in an exciting, fun-packed day, showcasing the many wonders of space. It is a perfect opportunity for learning about careers within the space sector and a chance to meet real astronauts and inspirational speakers.
As part of World Space Week (4-10 October), the event aims to encourage and engage as many young people as possible in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects to help them consider a career in this field when they are older.
Young people will be able to learn from the comfort of their own classroom and interact with STEM Ambassadors who work or support the international space industry.
The event will be delivered online and hosted by TV presenter and stage actor, Dallas Campbell, who will link the sessions in addition to presenting his own space- themed live talk.
Dallas is best known from the BBC One science series Bang Goes the Theory, and has presented many other science and space TV documentaries over the years. He says:
“Space is the perfect canvas for young people to explore and engage with all kinds of STEM subjects. I'm so looking forward to hosting the event and meeting some of the extraordinary people who have dedicated their lives to our greatest adventure. The countdown is ON!"
With three stages to explore, we have a great line up of speakers confirmed including:
- Dallas Campbell, TV Presenter and your host for the day
- Professor David Southwood, past chairman of UK Space Agency
- Dr Kathy Sullivan, First American Woman to walk in Space
- Dr Andrew Aldrin, President of The Aldrin Foundation and son of ‘Buzz’ Aldrin
- Dr Jim Christensen, Executive Director of ShareSpace Education
- Dan Pye & Adam Shore, Kielder Observatory
Also confirmed we have talks on Rocket Science from the Bloodhound LSR team, sessions on Space Junk and how to make your own Rocket Launcher from our amazing STEM Ambassadors as well as teacher CPD and opportunities for family learning early into the evening.
To find out more and see the full list of speaker, please visit the STEMFest in Space website here
If your school or youth group is interested in taking part, please register your details.