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Ideas Studio

  • all ages
  • Space

Michael Baker

Join NASA astronaut Michael Baker to find out what it's like to live in space, why building partnerships and collaborating is so important in orbit, and take a look at Scotland from space!
  • 11 and over
  • Space

Scotland Innovating in the Space Sector

The space sector is booming in Scotland. Join Pam Anderson and Derek Bennet of AAC Clyde Space to find out about innovation and growth in the space sector and how we use satellites to communicate and collect information.
  • 13 and over
  • Space

Stephanie Walker and Miriam Sargusingh

Living in space has its challenges, but it's the engineers and scientists on the ground who find many of the solutions. Join NASA engineers Stephanie Walker and Miriam Sargusingh as we take a trip to low Earth orbit and beyond.
  • 11 and over
  • Space

Scotland in Space: Derek Harris of Skyrora

Find out how Skyrora is building and testing rockets, developing innovative new rocket fuels, and taking the Scottish space industry to new heights.
Dr Luke Daly and Aine O'Brien sit on a wall at the edge of a garden
  • 11 and over
  • Space

David Elder Lecture: UKFAll – Retrieving meteorites and why it’s important

Get the lowdown on the lockdown meteorite! Hear from Glasgow planetary scientists, Dr Luke Daly and Aine O'Brien, about how a small but mighty team of cameras, amateur astronomers and citizen scientists, collected the first UK meteorite in 30 years.
  • 13 and over
  • Space

David Elder Lecture: Looking at our solar system with the James Webb Space Telescope

What is the James Webb Space Telescope and why is it going to change how we see our solar system? Join Naomi Rowe-Gurney from the University of Leicester to find out.
Wilf
  • 8 and over
  • Space

Wilf Wonders: What is a CubeSat?

Find out what nanosatellites can do, what they are made of, and how they get into space!
  • 8 and over
  • Space

Yuri Gagarin

Let's go! 60 years after the first human flight into space, we're still exploring. Find out what the experience was like for Yuri Gagarin, as he blazed a historic trail into orbit.
  • 8 and over
  • Engineering
  • Space

Satellites

Did you know that the Earth and Moon are natural satellites? Learn more in this week's 'A Spark of Science.'
  • all ages
  • Space

The Spark: Destination Space

Calling all space cadets! Come and explore the dust of Mars and the depths of space with this out-of-this-world issue of The Spark!
  • 13 and over
  • Computer Science
  • Space

Robotics and Space Debris

Find out how Astroscale plan to use robots to clear up space debris and help create a sustainable environment in space.
  • 13 and over
  • Data/Maths
  • Space

Space: Data from Satellites

Observant eyes in the sky, or spies in orbit? The way data from satellites is used can be polarising, but we’re here to give you the facts to make up your own mind. 
  • 13 and over
  • Engineering
  • Space

Space: What is a Satellite?

Ever wondered what a satellite is? What they do? How some of them are useful to use every single day? Wonder no more, we have the answers! 
  • 13 and over
  • Engineering
  • Space

Space: Spaceports in Scotland

Find out about the forces that get rockets into space, the difference between vertical and horizontal launches, and how Scotland might be the next Cape Canaveral...  
  • 8 and over
  • Space

The Mars Rover – Rosalind Franklin

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to go to Mars? Katie is here to tell us about an exciting new European Space Agency (ESA​) mission plus, get creative and make your own model rover from items you can find at home.
  • 8 and over
  • Space

Space for Art

Artists have been inspired for generations by looking up at space. Nina from our Planetarium team shares a range of art and music inspired by space, or even made in space!
  • 8 and over
  • Space

The Webb Telescope

Due to be launched into space in 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope, or Webb Telescope for short, is set to build on the incredible results of the Hubble Telescope and see even more of the universe.