Out of this world: to Leicester and beyond

08 Dec 2017
09:30 to 16:15 Friday 08 December 2017
University of Leicester and the National Space Centre, Leicester

Enjoy an out of this world experience in Leicester at the University of Leicester's Space Research Centre (SRC), followed by a visit to the National Space Centre.

You will start the day learning about the fascinating work carried out by the University of Leicester's SRC.

The SRC's programme has three main areas of focus, which are:

  • Developing novel sensors and optics for high-energy astrophysics, planetary landers and orbiters, and interdisciplinary research in the life Sciences and medicine on its own and in conjunction with other research groups
  • Providing engineering capability in space
  • Planetary science including concepts for the next generation of instrumentation, tools and techniques, and planetary materials and their analysis.

Space missions the SRC is, or has been involved with, include XMM, Chandra, SWIFT, Beagle 2, Meteosat Second Generation, James Webb Space Telescope and Bepi-Colombo, among others.

You will then enjoy a yummy lunch at the University of Leicester before travelling by bus to the National Space Centre in Leicester. 

With six interactive galleries, a 3D simulator experience and the iconic 42-metre-high rocket tower, the award-winning National Space Centre is an out-of-this-world experience. The Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium is the largest in the UK and was opened in 2012 by the astronomer Sir Patrick Moore.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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Please note: 

In registering you are entering a ballot to apply for a ticket. The registration period is open for 48 hours from 10:00 on Tuesday, 7 November 2017 until 10:00 on Thursday, 9 November. If you are successful you will notified after the registration period closes. If you are unsuccessful you will be added to a waitlist and notified if a ticket becomes available.

If you are successful in getting a ticket but find you are no longer able to attend the event you must let the Chevening Secretariat know by emailing engage@chevening.org no later than 48 hours prior to the start of the event. Failure to give sufficient notice will result in you being charged the full cost of the event.