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Project Adrift is an innovative art project that brings space junk alive. Leading artists of the team will present their work and how it gives this silent realm above Earth a voice.

  • From: Tuesday 30 January 2018, 8 pm
  • To: Tuesday 30 January 2018, 10 pm
  • Location: CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham,
  • Booking deadline: Monday 29 January 2018, 11.59 pm
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Event details

Our continued exploration of space and orbiting satellites around Earth have left us with the tricky issue of space junk. On Earth we have strict legislation on waste disposal. But in space the impact remains hidden from us.

Adrift is an arts project by artists Cath Le Couteur and Nick Ryan. The project explores the secret world of space junk, making it personal, visible and audible. The project will be presented by key artists elaborating on the interactive experience, the documentary and sound installation.

Booking is required for this event. While attending, you consent to filming, photography, and sound recording – which may include you as a member of the audience – and its use in publication or advertising distribution, either printed or online, without payment or copyright.


The event will start at 8 pm with Adrift artist talking about The Secret World of Space Junk. Refreshments will be offered from 7.45 pm in the CELS foyer. Afterwards, visitors will get a tour of the NTU observatory and the chance to see interesting objects in the winter sky using the observatory's telescopes, small telescopes and binoculars, if the weather allows it.

If the weather is not good, a small planetarium session will be offered in the observatory pointing out objects of interest.

Location details




Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane


Parking is available only for booked visitors in the Main Gate car park.

Please ensure to enter the campus via Main Gate only!

Ensure to allow for sufficient time since you will be asked at the barrier to identify the event you wish to visit. Furthermore it is a 3 minute walk from the car park to CELS.

Travel Info:

Main gate entrance is located on the A453 closest towards the city, ie the first entrance when travelling from Nottingham towards Clifton.

Please avoid entering via South Gate as you will not be able to access the staff car park nor will security staff allow access via that barrier.

The exact location of the car park is in latitude and longitude 52.912958, -1.183357 or via GoogleMaps .

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