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Interactive Space Events

Space is awesome… and we want to share it with you! So we’ve come up with some fun and engaging astronomy-themed events for all to enjoy.

COVID UPDATE: Due to the pandemic, right now, we’re unable to run in-person public engagement events. We’ll be back again just as soon as it’s safe to do so. In the meantime, we’re hosting online events (see Brighton Science Festival), and check out our Space@Home pages.

Brighton Science Festival

DATE: 15th – 18th February 2021
VENUE: Live Online
COST: Free

We’re running a series of  FREE Virtual Planetarium Shows on Zoom for ‘At Home with Science’ – part of this year’s Brighton Science Festival

We’ve got a great selection of live shows, suitable for all ages, running from Monday 15th to Thursday 18th February 2021. The presentations will start at 12 noon each day and will officially finish at 12.45pm, but with plenty of time for Q&As after.

We know that money is tight for most people right now, so we’re not charging for these spacetastic planetarium shows. But if you join in and enjoy it, and can afford to contribute a little something to cover the costs of putting on the shows, donations will be very welcome through our Crowdfunder page.


A series of public engagement events, all themed around space – Space@TheStade is a pop-up space and discovery centre with exhibits, demos, workshops, public talks and planetarium shows. All completely free!

The Spectrum of Space

DATE: 14th – 15th March 2020
VENUE: The Stade, Hastings
COST: Free

This 2-day Space@TheStade event – all about the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) – was specially created to coincide with British Science Week. We looked at familiar things in very unfamiliar ways… seeing the invisible with different types of light! There were sciency demos and hands-on activities. Activities included: See Far Infrared, Make a Wave Machine, Ignite the Energy,  See UV, Secret Writing, Glow Slime Making, Measure Light Speed, Focus the Wave, See the Spectrum, and more! Plus planetarium shows showcasing the EMS.

We safely looked at the Sun through special solar telescopes – operated by members of local astronomical societies. This team of experts and enthusiasts were on hand to share astronomical knowledge and expertise. We also ran a Telescope Clinic for anyone wanting advice on setting up a telescope or just wanting to know what astronomy stuff to buy and where to get it.

The Marvellous Moon

DATE: 15th December 2018
VENUE: The Stade, Hastings
COST: Free

A Space@TheStade event dedicated to our natural satellite: the Moon. Visitors were able to look at real pieces of the Moon (on loan from NASA); learn about Moon formation with meteorites and experiments; see the Moon through telescopes; and watch a planetarium film about past and future lunar missions. We also ran a Telescope Clinic and hosted an evening public talk.

Solar System Special

DATE: 24th August 2018
VENUE: The Stade, Hastings
COST: Free

A public engagement event dedicated to the Solar System with telescopes on hand day and night, an all-new planetarium show, telescope clinic, citizen science, a public talk, and drop-in hands-on workshops.

This was our first Space@TheStade event. The Stade is in the heart of historic Hastings Old Town and within easy reach – on foot or bus – for the whole of the local community. We used a huge outside area, called the Stade Open Space to set up telescopes for day- and night-time observing and rocket launching. And for everything else, we were inside Stade Hall. Here we ran back-to-back planetarium shows, plus lots of very busy, drop-in activities including Oreo Moon Phases, Paper Plate Orreries, Rocket Making and more. The day concluded with a public talk about the wonders of our Solar System.

Observing Nights

DATE: Ad-hoc
VENUE: In and around Hastings
COST: Free

Over the years, Creative Space has organised various observing events. These have included get-togethers with local astronomical societies and special observing phenomena, like the total lunar eclipse of 2015.

If you’d like us to come along with telescopes and know-how to your event, just get in touch.

Let’s get into space together