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Events and conferences
Events and conferences
19th Appleton Space Conference
This major space conference on Thursday 7th December 2023 celebrates the latest advancements in space science, Earth observation and technology development.
Early Careers Conference 2022: Space skills
The second RAL Space Early Careers Conference took place on Wednesday 30th November, highlighting a range of pathways into, and careers within, the space sector.
18th Appleton Space Conference
This major space conference on Thursday 1st December 2022 celebrates the latest advancements in space science, Earth observation and technology development.
UK National Earth Observation Conference 2022
We will be exhibiting at the UK National Earth Observation Conference, 6th – 8th September 2022 at the National Space Centre, Leicester.
RAL Space webinar: The National Satellite Test Facility – Accessing the right size facility for your project
The third in our series of webinars for space sector organisations to take a look at the environmental test capabilities of RAL Space, from small to large scale testing.
RAL Space webinar: The National Satellite Test Facility - Infrastructure
The second in a series of webinars for the user community to take a look behind the scenes at the infrastructure of the world class facility, the National Satellite Test Facility (NSTF).
Join us online for our annual Stargazing event on Friday 4th February 2022, 17:30 - 19:45.
RAL Space webinar: Introduction to the National Satellite Test Facility
The first of a set of webinars for the user community to take a look behind the scenes at the world class facility, the National Satellite Test Facility (NSTF).
17th Appleton Space Conference
This major space conference on Thursday 2nd December celebrates the latest advancements in space science, Earth observation and technology development.
Early Careers Conference 2021: Environments
The first virtual RAL Space Early Careers Conference took place on Wednesday 1st December 13:00 - 18:00, featuring inspiring speakers and highlighting early careers opportunities in the space sector.
World Space Week Schools Webinar: How to tackle climate change from space
5th October 2021, 10:30 – 11:30. Join us to hear careers talks from a scientist and an engineer who work on projects to help study the Earth’s climate from space.
British Science Week Schools Webinar: How to get a job in the space industry
9th March 2021, 10:30 - 11:30. Join us to hear careers talks from a scientist, an engineer and a technician who work on innovative projects at RAL Space.
Stargazing with the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 2021
Join us on Friday 22nd January 2021, 17:30 - 20:30, for a virtual stargazing event with hands-on activities, talks and virtual tours of the stars.
16th Appleton Space Conference
This major space conference celebrates the latest advancements in space science, Earth observation and technology development.
17th European Space Weather Week and the new European Space Weather Symposium 2020
17th European Space Weather Week: 25th – 29th October 2021, Glasgow | European Space Weather Symposium: 2nd – 6th November 2020, online
Welcome Small Sat 2020 Delegates!
The UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council’s RAL Space and UK Astronomy and Technology Centre are exhibiting at the 2020 Small Sat Conference being held virtually 01 - 06 August 2020.
Online Schools Workshop: Thermal Engineering
16th & 30th June 2020 at 14:00. Join these online workshops with RAL Space to learn how spacecraft survive the challenging environment and extreme temperatures in space.
15th Appleton Space Conference
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 5th December 2019
Mission to Singapore 2020
Would you like to highlight your capabilities to Asian collaborators in Singapore?
14th UK China Space Conference
Bringing together space experts from academia and industry, the UK China Space Conference is the premier event for promoting capabilities, skills and technology partnerships in the UK and Chinese space sectors.
Exhibitions and Events
In 2019 RAL Space will be exhibiting at space exhibitions and events around the world.
RAL Space at Small Satellite Conference 2019
03-08 August 2019, Logan, Utah, USA
RAL Space Industry Day
10:00 - 14.30 Wednesday 10th July 2019, RAL Space, Harwell
RAL Space at the ESA Living Planet Symposium 2019
13-17 May 2019, Milan, Italy
Earth Moon and Sun Family Science Day
Join RAL Space and colleagues from the Science and Technology Facilities Council on a space journey to explore our Earth, Moon and Sun.
UK Pavilion at the 35th Space Symposium
08-11 April, Colorado Springs, USA
National Satellite Test Facility Art Competition Winners
Congratulations to the winners of our art competition
13th UK China Space Conference
Bringing together space experts from academia and industry, the UK China Space Conference is the premier event for promoting capabilities, skills and technologies partnerships in the UK and Chinese space sectors.
14th Appleton Space Conference
The 14th Appleton Space Conference took place at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory on Thursday 6th December 2018.
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
The 13th 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.
9th Appleton Space Conference
HRH Prince Andrew Duke of York KG FRS speaking at the 9th Appleton Space Conference held at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory on the 5th December 2013.
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