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.
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Team Bath Roving can be found on WhatsApp, Instagram or LinkedIn.