Droitwich Space Day – More details

Droitwich Library, Victoria Square 21st January 2012
Droitwich Spa
WR9 8DQ

Programme

Exhibitors 09.30 to 16.30

British Rocketry Oral History Programme

An organisation dedicated to recording the work of the early British Rocket and Missile programmes.

http://www.brohp.org.uk/

Leicester Space School/Outreach

The premierUKUniversityfor Astronomical research will be on site.

http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/physics/outreach

http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/physics/outreach/space-school-uk

Black Knights

The Black Knights West Midlands Hobby Rocket Flying Club are based near Stratford-upon-Avon. If you have ever wanted to fly a rocket this is the stand to visit.

http://www.blackknights.org.uk/

Space Modelling – Stuart Lodge (British Champion Space Modeller and Author)

From beautiful scale models to International competition winning flying rockets Stuart has built them all.

http://shop.traplet.com/product.aspx?c=3314

Bromsgrove Astronomy Society

The local Astronomy society – A thriving new organisation.

http://www.broms-astro.co.uk/

Midland Spaceflight Society

Midlands Spaceflight Society (MSS) is a group of space flight enthusiasts predominantly based in the West Midlands (UK). MSS distributes news and information on space exploration activities from around the World, including historical ventures and future plans. This is achieved generally through its newsletter CapCom, which is published 6 times per year, but also through its web site and through our active discussion forum.

http://www.midspace.webspace.virginmedia.com/

Gurbir Singh promoting his book “Yuri Gagarin inLondonandManchester”

Meet the author!

http://astrotalkuk.org/2011/11/07/book-about-gagarin%E2%80%99s-visit-to-the-uk-in-1961/

Spaceguard Centre

The Spaceguard Centre is the only organisation in the UK addressing the hazard of Near Earth Objects. NEOs are asteroids and comets that come close to, and sometimes collide with the Earth. Such impacts can have devastating effects – they have in the past and will in the future unless we use available technologies to prevent them.

http://www.spaceguarduk.com/

Astro Info Service (AIS)

Information, Research, Publications, Presentations and Workshops on Human Spaceflight.

http://www.astroinfoservice.co.uk/

SpaceflightUK

Presentations and Workshops on Astronomy and Space Exploration.

http://www.spaceflight-uk.com/

Space Boosters

The Spaceboosters Online Store for space memorabilia and collectables – Inspiring the next generation of space explorers. No.1 store for: astronaut/cosmonaut autographs, flown in space items, space postcards, space food, space key rings and magnets, NASA space photos, space mission patches and mission lapel pins. http://www.space-boosters.co.uk/

RAFMuseumCosford

The Museum has the best collection of Rocket and Missile hardware in the UKand a visit makes an excellent day out.

http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford/

WorcesterAstronomical Society

The well established and longest running society in the area.

http://www.worcesteras.freeserve.co.uk/

Birmingham Science Fiction Group

Founded in 1971, meeting monthly and still going strong, the B.S.F.G. is a non-profit-making organisation that provides an informal atmosphere in which SF fans can meet one another and professionals in the field.

http://www.birminghamsfgroup.org.uk/

ESERO-UK

(TheUKSpace Education Office. Space Resources To inspire and engage young people in STEM subjects. Using space to enhance and support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning in theUK)

http://www.esero.org.uk/

Summerfield Old Boys 60th Anniversary

The Summerfield (Rocket) Research Station (Droitwich side of Kidderminster) formally opened in Jan 1952 and so Jan 2012 is the 60th Anniversary of the site. Original members of the staff will be at Space Day celebrating 60 years of Rocket Research and Production at Summerfield. If you’re an Ex Summerfield employee and want to meet up with former colleagues or someone who would like to know more about the trials and tribulations of rocket research in the 1950’s & 60’s come along to Space Day.

http://nicolson.www.idnet.com/

The British Interplanetary Society (BIS) – West Midlands Group (The organisers of this event!)

The BIS is the oldest space society in the world and in a new venture is establishing regional groups. The West Midland Group intend to hold four events a year – this being its first. Keep a look out for future events!

http://www.bis-space.com/

Also on the BIS stand will be Delta Vee Ltd http://www.marlow-horwood.supanet.com/ and Rocket Workshops Ltd http://www.rocket-workshops.co.uk/

Talks

45 seats available per talk

So come early to make sure you get a seat!

11.30 Speaker – Dave Shayler of AIS – Talk – At Home in Space

Ever wanted to know the secrets of Eating, drinking, going to the toilet and even being sick in space then this is the talk for you!

14.00 Speaker – Jerry Stone of SpaceflightUK- Talk – The Earth In Space

Look up at the sky and it appears that the Sun and Moon, the planets and the stars all revolve around the Earth. So it is not surprising that we used to believe that our planet was the centre of everything. See how the advancement of astronomy and space exploration has shown us the truth and how the Earth really fits into the grand scheme of the Universe)

Kids Sci Fi Fancy Dress Competition

15.30 Judging (up to 8 & 8 up)

A chance to dress up in a Sci Fi inspired costume!

Prizes for winner and runner up in both age ranges!

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