As an Executive agency of the UK government the UK Space Agency are responsible for all space exploration from the UK, and are our representatives for all negotiations with other agencies. 2013 has brought with it a whole host of new space missions, many of which have caught the public imagination. We will be guided through some of the highlights of these missions and discuss the future challenges that face the UK in furthering our space programme.

Poynting Large Lecture Theatre, 7.30pm, Thursday 12th December 2013. Tea and mince pies served from 7:00pm in the Poynting Coffee Lounge. Followed by observing, weather permitting, and finishing in Joe’s.