Space Steps - Events

Talks, workshops and special events will be held over the duration of this fascinating show.
Please visit the page regularly as we are adding to the list all the time.

Keith Wright Apollo Science, a personal retrospective

The talk will describe the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiment Packages which were flown on the Apollo missions and deployed on the Moon by the astronauts. The talk covers the Apollo 11 to 17 missions.

11 July 2019, Bristol→

Jo Bradford Constructing Space

In 2003, at the age of 31, photographer Jo Bradford finally accepted that she would never become an astronaut. Her talk explores the way the average human being can have their own personal connection with space, science and photography.

13 July 2019, Bristol→

Members Meeting - July - Hasselblad and the Moon Landings

Deborah Ireland will discuss the role Hasselblad cameras played in documenting the history of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Members Meeting - July - Hasselblad and the Moon Landings→

Historical View of the Moon

Taking a photographic perspective, this talk gives insight into how capturing the Moon has been challenging, even for astronauts, during the race for space.

18 July 2019, Bristol→

The Story of Apollo 11

11am - 45 minute talk
Photography played a vital role in the Apollo Missions. This talk will provide an opportunity to hear more about the background story of Apollo 11 and how NASA achieved the ultimate goal of landing men on the Moon.

20 July 2019, Bristol→

The Story of Apollo 11

3pm - 45 minute talk
Photography played a vital role in the Apollo Missions. This talk will provide an opportunity to hear more about the background story of Apollo 11 and how NASA achieved the ultimate goal of landing men on the Moon

20 July 2019, Bristol→

Artist Talk - Monica Alcazar-Duarte

Monica will be discussing her book The New Colonist, her future plans for the next phase and the importance of developing documentary work at a time of post-truth and fake news.

21 September 2019, Bristol HQ→

Soviet Space Dog Memorabilia with Martin Parr

Martin Parr will be talking about his latest publication, Space Dogs based on items from his own personnel collection of Soviet Memorabilia. This will be alongside Debbie Ireland discussing the objects on display in the exhibition.

24 July 2019, Bristol→

Women in the Space Race

We may know about Valentina Tereskova, the first woman cosmonaut, and thanks to the film Hidden Figures are aware of the work of Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan, the human computers of NASA.

8th August 2019, Bristol→

Night Sky Photography First Steps

Would you like to take some photographs of the night sky or the moon, but don’t know how or think your camera is not good enough, then come along and hear how to get started in taking these types of photographs.

31 August 2019, Bristol→

Distant Light Symposium - Day 1

A fascinating day of talks from different artists/scientist on their work and their interpretation of light and astronomy

7 September 2019 Bristol HQ→

Distant Light Symposium - Day 2

Another fascinating day of talks from different artists/scientists on their work and practice based on astronomy and light.

8 September 2019, Bristol HQ→

Space Fashion, Design and Culture

The purpose of this talk is to look at the designers and movements inspired by space exploration and the inventions and technology that we use today born from the research that enabled man to travel safely in space.

26th September 2019, Bristol→