An Evening with a NASA Astronaut


05 June 2023

05 June 2023
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Parks Road

05 June @ 6.00pm to 8.30pm

An Evening with a NASA Astronaut
An Evening with a NASA Astronaut

About An Evening with a NASA Astronaut

Get ready to be starstruck as Tony shares his incredible journey of becoming an astronaut and flying into space at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

But that’s not all – he’ll also tackle the big question: what are the challenges of human travel to Mars in this decade?

It’s going to be a “space-tacular” night you won’t want to miss!

Evening agenda

6.00pm to 6.30pm – Astronaut meet & greet + photo-op

Prepare to meet the amazing Astronaut Tony Antonelli and snap a stellar selfie with the space explorer himself. Also, seize the opportunity to immerse yourself in the interactive exhibit of Lunar and Martian Meteorites guided by Head of Earth Collections Dr Duncan Murdock.

6.30pm to 7.20pm – Becoming an astronaut and the journey to space

Experience the thrill of space travel with Tony as he takes you on his journey to becoming a NASA astronaut. From intense launch training to piloting a real spaceship, Tony will reveal the secrets of science and wonders of space exploration from his first-hand account of piloting the Space Shuttle not just once but twice all the way to the International Space Station.

7.20pm to 7.35pm – Intermission

7.30pm to 8.30pm – The challenge of getting humans to Mars

Tony Antonelli was tasked with a Herculean challenge: to develop a plan that will make human exploration of Mars a tangible reality by 2028. Become one step closer to the Red Plant as Tony unveils the roadmap to success and the obstacles that must be conquered to achieve this incredible feat.


£12.99 – £24.99

Ticketing information

Full price – £24.00
Concession prices – £12.99
(applies to students, school pupils and people over 65 years)

Accessibility information

Wheelchair accessibility – Yes
Hearing loops – Yes
Seating – Yes
Flashing lights – No
Loud noises – No