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Eureka helps celebrate World Space Week

Date Posted: 26/09/2013

Eureka! children’s museum in Yorkshire is inviting school groups to visit them on 9th October to meet three interstellar experts as part of World Space Week 2013.

Ever wondered how robots have helped us to explore the universe? Want to know more about Mars, the red planet?

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is welcoming experts from Keighley Star Centre who’ll be running regular sessions called Robots explore the Universe, and Martin Lunn MBE FRAS, curator of astronomy at the Yorkshire Museum in York, will host sessions on The Blue Planet and the Red Planet.

Children on a school trip will have the opportunity to learn about the history of robots and how they have developed to support space exploration, plus go on a fun journey to find out more about Earth and Mars.

What is World Space Week?

World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition.

The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from 4th to 10th October. The theme for World Space Week 2013 is Exploring Mars, Discovering Earth.

For further school trip information visit

School Travel Organiser's Guide