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Events and conferences
PV 2018 Conference
The PV 2018 Conference welcomes you to its 9th edition, to be held 15th – 17th May 2018 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Space Cluster (UK), hosted by the UK Space Agency and jointly organised by STFC and NCEO.
Journey through the Solar System at our Family Science Day
Join us at the Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot for a journey through the Solar System!
Two unusual apprenticeships
Apprentices from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and STFC met at RAL to share their experiences of working in two of the UK’s leading scientific institutions.
13th Appleton Space Conference
This year’s Appleton Space Conference took place at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory on Thursday 7th December 2017.
Chilbolton Observatory – a rare glimpse inside!
Local landmark Chilbolton Observatory opened its gates yesterday to the general public to offer them a rare opportunity to look around and learn about its 50 years at the cutting edge of weather and space research.
Ask us anything this World Space Week
To celebrate World Space Week and 60 years since Sputnik was launched, RAL Space answered your questions about space on our Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Friday 6th October.
The U.K. China Space workshop is the premier space event that is held annually with China.
Student teams complete lunar rover challenge
Six undergraduate teams from across the UK met to test their lunar rover designs at STFC’s RAL Space facility robotics trials area this weekend (Sunday 16 July).
International Space Weather experts gather in London for workshop
An international four day workshop on space weather forecast services kicks off today at the BEIS Conference Centre, London.
12th Appleton Space Conference
ESA Astronaut Tim Peake was this years' keynote speaker
11th Appleton Space Conference
Mark Chapman, Chief Engineer at Bloodhound SSC was the keynote speaker at the 11th Appleton Space Conference held on Thursday 3rd December 2015 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxfordshire.
10th Appleton Space Conference
The Rt Hon Ed Vaizey MP was the keynote speaker for the 10th Appleton Space Conference held on Thursday 4th December 2014 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxfordshire.
The Duke of York will welcome 41 start-ups to St Jamess Palace on Wednesday 5th November for the second Pitch@Palace event. The theme for the evening is Science and Technology.
Outer Space family day at the Cornerstone
On 29 October 2013 RAL Space teamed up with the National Space Academy to engage with the Oxfordshire community, and showcase some of the amazing science, technology and engineering projects RAL Space are involved in.
8th Appleton Space Conference
HRH Prince Andrew The Duke of York KG, giving an opening address at the 8th Appleton Space Conference held at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory on Thursday 6th December 2012
RAL Celebrates 50 Years of Space