What We Do

SpaceSoc are a group for space-minded folk, whether you enjoy stargazing, building rovers, playing space simulation games or just talking about space! We run regular stargazing socials and the Kerbal Space League. We also run more sporadic socials such as space lectures and the occasional pub trip! We're also the home of Team Bath Roving, who compete in the UKSED's Olympus Rover Trials. Read on to learn more about the areas of our society...

Team Bath Roving

Team Bath Roving is a competition team and back to back winners of the UKSEDs Olympus Rover Trials! We are primarily made up of engineers and scientists, but open to anyone with an interest in designing and building a functioning Mars rover! We meet throughout the year to design, build and test a Mars rover which we compete against other universities at the annual competition hosted by Airbus in Stevenage.

The UKSEDs Roving Trials first place trophy is sitting on a table in front of TBRo's rover. Both are in front of a red brick wallInside the Mars simulation environment at Airbus. The ground is sandy, with rocks scattered around. There are people standing around controlling rovers, and the ceiling is covered in fluorescent lights.

Kerbal Space League

Hosted in SpaceSoc's discord server, the Kerbal League consists of bi-weekly challenges in the spacecraft construction game, Kerbal Space Program. Points are awarded based on performance in the challenges and at the end of the year the winner is announced! We also arrange collabs with the video game society and have been looking into other space-related games.


Whether you want to unwind with your friends with a hot chocolate under a starry sky, or hunt for deep space objects- stargazing is for you! Every month we will run stargazing events, where we will observe the moon, planets, nebulae, clusters and more... With collaborations with Bath Astronomers hopefully starting this year, we will get access to bigger telescopes and more expertise! Clear skies!

Things to Look Forward to

A group of people using a telescope to observe a solar eclipse. A man in orange is creating a projection through the telescope, and various others are standing aroundA group of people sitting round a table in a pub, they all look happy. There are lots of drinks on the tableA group of people standing in front of some whiteboards. There are four guest speakers and a number of studentsFour people standing outside at night. The leftmost man is grinning with his thumbs up, and the other three people are drinking hot chocolate

  • Celebrating World Space Week
  • Monthly stargazing socials (with hot chocolate!)
  • Be part of a (hopefully) winning rover building team
  • Become the Kerbal League champion
  • Guest lectures and talks
  • A variety of other events and collaborations with other groups!

Where to Find us

You can find more about us, our socials and events on our Instagram, Facebook or Discord! You can email us at su-spacesoc@bath.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Team Bath Roving can be found on WhatsApp, Instagram or LinkedIn.




Kerbal Space League Lead

Team Bath Roving Project Lead

Stargazing and Astronomy Secretary

Team Bath Roving Administrative Lead



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