Science Space Odyssey was held for the first time in Leeds in the framework of the British Science Week. The event was organised by the public organization “Baltika” with support of the Leeds City Council, the Polish Catholic Center (Leeds), the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in the UK, ROSCOSMOS state corporation and the RISSAT company (Moscow). About 250 pupils of additional education schools and their parents participated in the event. The event was held in two languages - Russian and English.
In the framework of the Day of Space Science, public organisation “Baltika” held international teleconference “Russian language was the first to sound in space” dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the birth of the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. During the audio conference, everyone could ask cosmonaut S.V. Avdeev questions. Yet, only the youngest participants of the meeting asked their questions, as the time of the teleconference with the cosmonaut was limited.
During the event, children learned about the influence of space on the lives of people in the mobile planetarium. Kevin Reed, who has a degree in astrophysics and planetology, and is also a member of the Royal Astronomical Society, spoke with guests, told scientific facts, answered questions. The exhibition of telescopes and aviation accessories introduced the audience to space equipment.
Based on the materials of the public organisation "Baltika" (Leeds)
Photos by Alex Labyonok BoldFishStudio