Monday, November 29, 2021

Local community invited to explore Space Park Leicester

Space Park Leicester will open its doors to local residents, organisations, families and businesses at an informal event to celebrate its presence in the East Midlands taking place next week.

People are being asked to confirm their attendance at the open event taking place on Friday, 26 November: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/space-park-leicester-community-evening-tickets-207952610857.

Between 4:30pm and 7:15pm experts will be on hand to provide information about the research taking place and lead a tour of the £100 million building that is a research, innovation and teaching hub for space-related high-tech companies and researchers.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about Leicester’s role in the development of the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s largest and most powerful science telescope ever constructed which is set to launch in December.

Professor Richard Ambrosi, Professor of Space Instrumentation and Space Nuclear Power Systems in the University of Leicester’s School of Physics and Astronomy said: “We are delighted to be able to invite the local Leicester community to come and take a look around these fantastic facilities and learn about some of the exciting projects taking place here.

“We want to celebrate our growing presence not only in the city of Leicester but the region and UK as a whole, in doing so we want the local community to gain an understanding of the work going on here and learn about what Space Park Leicester has to offer.”

Earlier in the day, youngsters from local primary schools will have a tour of Space Park Leicester’s Second Phase, visiting the labs that will be used for satellite design and build.

Dr Susie Imber, Associate Professor in Space Physics will lead a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) outreach workshop involving a water rocket experiment.

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