World Space Week takes place every year from 4-10 October. The week celebrates the advances in space science around the world and the ways it has improved our lives.
Established in 1999, the week is an opportunity for everyone and anyone to get involved, educating people about space programs and encouraging children to get involved in space studies.
The start and end dates of World Space Week are also important: 4 October marks the anniversary of the launch of the first human-made earth satellite, Sputnik 1 in 1957, while 10 October marks the signing of the Outer Space Treaty in 1967.
We are holding 2 Stargazing Evenings: one on Friday 8th October and one on Saturday 9th October.
See Stargazing page to find out more and book your place
We are also hosting some fascinating 'Make & Take' Activities for you to try:
In the meantime:
Go outside on a clear night and try to find Jupiter and Saturn they are in the South. Jupiter is really bright. While the image on the page is for August they are still in a similar position they just rise earlier on in the evening. Both in the constellation Capricornus.
See 'What to see in September/October' for when these planets rise and how bright they are.