This event has now finished.
  • Date and time: Friday 14 October 2022, 6pm to 9pm
  • Location: In-person only
    School of Physics, Engineering and Technology Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Join the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology for a fun-filled, family-friendly evening exploring our Solar System and the night sky!

  • Explore the wonders of space in the Cosmodome, an inflatable planetarium
  • Look around the University observatory, the Astrocampus, and use our telescopes to explore the night sky
  • Get hands-on with a genuine meteorite
  • Discover the constellations and use your creative side to invent your own
  • Have fun with robots and try driving a mini space rover
  • And lots more!

This is a drop-in event - arrive any time from 6pm-9pm.

This event is in support of the Lightyear Foundation, a charity breaking down barriers to disabled children being part of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The event is free, but please donate whatever you can afford at: These donations will help fund creative workshops, engaging virtual labs, workplace inspiration trips, and projects highlighting disabled scientist role models.