World Space Week

World Space Week

World Space Week.

Cunard is delighted to offer you the opportunity to celebrate World Space Week with a special space-themed Transatlantic Crossing.

Acclaimed experts from many fields  - including astronauts, scientists and Royal Astronomical Society members - will join us to present and discuss all aspects of space and its exploration.

In addition to new space shows in Illuminations, the world's only Planetarium at Sea, anyone who has enjoyed a clear night mid-Atlantic will attest to Queen Mary 2 being the perfect venue to stargaze - away from light and air pollution.

Special guests in 2018.

  • Jeffrey Hoffman

    Jeffrey Hoffman

    Jeffrey Hoffman is a former NASA astronaut and shuttle pilot. Having completed five space flights, Jeffrey was the first astronaut to log 1,000 hours of flight time aboard the space shuttle. He is now Professor of Aerospace Engineering in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 

  • Dr Lawrence Kuznetz<br>

    Dr Lawrence Kuznetz

    Lawrence Kuznetz is a former flight controller during the Apollo missions and a 40-year veteran of the space program. Kuznetz also helped to build the space shuttles and is a former Life Science Experiment Manager for the International Space Station. 

  • Lucie Green<br>

    Lucie Green

    Lucie is a Professor of Physics and a Royal Society University Research Fellow based at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL’s Department of Space and Climate Physics and studies activity in the atmosphere of our nearest star, the sun. In particular, Lucie is interested in the immense magnetic fields in the sun’s atmosphere which sporadically erupt into the solar system.

  • Robin Scagell<br>

    Robin Scagell

    Robin Scagell of the Royal Astronomical Society is a lifelong astronomer and the author of numerous books including Complete Guide to Stargazing, 101 Things to Spot in the Night Sky, The Urban Astronomy Guide.

Illuminations planetarium on board QM2

Space Week in 2019.

Queen Mary 2 invites you to set sail once again to celebrate World Space Week on a special space-themed Transatlantic Crossing. The journey will feature a variety of space-themed experiences, including talks from distinguished space explorers and astronomers.

Cunard’s partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) allows the ship's on board planetarium to offer specially-curated shows, explaining what can be seen in the night sky and putting distant stars and galaxies into focus. From Southampton you'll arrive in New York the day World Space Week begins, where there will be a host of Space Week events to attend post-cruise.