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Earth and stars in space

Beyond Earth Festival

7-9 March 2014
Take part in three days of activities celebrating space scientists for International Women’s Day

Is there life on Jupiter’s moons? How are spacecraft protected from extreme temperatures? Could you help discover a new planet?

Join us at the Science Museum for a free three day festival - Beyond Earth - to probe these questions and more.

Meet scientists and engineers who develop and use the latest technology to explore the vast expanse of space. Find out how their research is helping us to understand the universe we live in, what they have discovered and how you can be a part of it. Come along to a talk, watch a demonstration, get crafty making a Sputnik Satellite or having a go launching your own Vostok Rocket.

All our Beyond Earth activities are free to enjoy and will take place at the Science Museum. Booking is not required – just turn up and explore.

With thanks to all the teams and individuals for taking part.

This event is supported by the Biogen Idec Foundation.

Antenna Live

Abbie Hutty with 'Bridget' the Mars prototype Rover

To Mars and Beyond

Meet researchers from Airbus Defence and Space and find out about new techologies which might help us explore other planets

Drama Character

Svetlana Savitskaya

Meet the first woman to walk in space


Space in your face

Take an exciting journey through space


The Rocket Show

Explosions, fire, rockets and Space packed into 20 mins. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment

Drop-in workshop

Space Stations

Bring the whole family and drop in to our workshop area for activities from launching rockets to making satelites


Beyond Earth talks on 7 March

Be inpsired by physicists and scientists as they share insights into their work studying space


Stefanie Kohl

Beyond Earth talks on 8 March

Find out how are spacecraft built and learn about observatories and supermassive black holes


Testing Mars mission on earth

Beyond Earth talks on 9 March

Learn how spacecraft stay safe in extreme temperatures, and how equipment for Mars is tested here on earth

IMAX Theatre

Hidden Universe 3D (U)

Discover the mysteries of deep space