16-17 March 2016 “Family Stargazing Event” Berkshire, UK


British Science Week 2016 is coming up this March!

Of the many events are two evenings of stargazing, for a family-friendly night out.

From the Stargazing website:

A beginners Stargazing session for ORSA Space & Science Club pupils from Oxford Road Community School along with their parents & families. Local Astronomical societies and enthusiasts are invited to come along and help our 7-10 years olds discover the night sky and create a star map of what can be seen from central Reading with the naked eye and using telescopes/binoculars. 7pm – 8.30pm
Parking is available for volunteers bringing telescopes and equipment.

Admission free, but do see the Stargazing websiteScience Weeek 2016 for more details.

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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.


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