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Open seven days a week, 10.00-18.00. Entry to the Museum is free.

Beyond Earth talks on 8 March

Image: Stephanie Kohl

A day as a space engineer

13.00-13.40
Suitable for ages 12+
Launchpad Briefing Room, 3rd Floor

How are spacecraft built? Take a sneak peek behind the scenes with Stefanie Kohl and follow the life cycle of a satellite - from its design on paper to its launch into Earth’s orbit.

Stefanie Kohl is a Space Systems Engineer at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL).

Space through a lens

14.00-14.40

Suitable for ages 12+
Launchpad Briefing Room, 3rd Floor

Bigger and better telescopes let us see further into space than ever before. Join Sarah Kendrew on a journey around the world to some of the most advanced observatories that help us explore the Universe. Which has the best view of space?

Sarah Kendrew is an Astrophysicist from Oxford University.

Supermassive black holes

15.00-15.40

Suitable for ages 12+
Launchpad Briefing Room, 3rd Floor

At the centre of almost every galaxy - including our own – there is a supermassive black hole. Meet Megan Whewell who will tell you how we can study these massive holes from Earth and why we shouldn’t worry about falling into one anytime soon.

Megan Whewell is a PhD Student at UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory.

Universe Online

16.00-16.40

Suitable for ages 12+
Launchpad Briefing Room, 3rd Floor

Imagine discovering a new planet - with the power of the internet, citizen scientists like you can. Sarah Kendrew shows how your online contributions play an important role in scientific research and can help us better understand the Universe we live in.

Sarah Kendrew is an Astrophysicist from Oxford University.


This event is part of the Beyond Earth festival.


Supported by the Biogen Idec Foundation.

Beyond Earth talks on 8 March

Find out how are spacecraft built and learn about observatories and supermassive black holes
Floor: 3
free
Age ranges
Age 12-16Adults