STEM- International Space Station Spotted over Manchester!



Hello everyone, here’s a great task for you to do during lockdown. A giant game of where’s Wally- Can you spot the International Space Station as it passes over Manchester? Interested? Are you up for the challenge? Read on for details:

The International Space Station will be visible over Greater Manchester for the next two weeks and most of the spacecraft’s passes will occur each day between 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

You have from tonight until Saturday, April 4 and will have 14 chances to spot the glowing ISS as it moves across the sky approximately 29 times faster than a commercial jet.
The space station is currently occupied by an international crew of three people who live and work there while travelling at five miles per second. Interestingly, their workspace is larger than a six-bedroom house, contains a gym and a has 360-degree view bay window but of course, they cannot go outside like us!

Check out the times below or visit the Nasa Spot the station website (click the link below)


  • ibrahim Posted 26th March 2020 5:34 pm

    i’ll try

    • Mr Lammas Posted 27th March 2020 7:31 am

      Good luck. Happy spotting!

  • Sufyaan Posted 27th March 2020 4:15 pm

    I will try to see it tonight

  • Inaayah and Sufyaan Posted 27th March 2020 9:05 pm

    We saw it! Wow. What are they doing up there? Why are they there? Who’s on it?

    • Mr Lammas Posted 30th March 2020 12:27 pm

      You tell me! There’s some research for you!

  • Sophia Posted 27th March 2020 9:48 pm

    Hi Mr. Lammas, hope you are keeping safe and well.

    Me and Sophia tried tonight, and we saw a light and initially thought it was the space station. However, it has been there for a very long time and its not moving. We looked at youtube to see what it is supposed to look like and looked at Mrs. Milner photo, but I don’t think we looked at correct direction.

    We will try again tomorrow night ?

    • Mr Lammas Posted 30th March 2020 12:25 pm

      Brilliant keep it up! I must admit I’ve not seen it yet!

  • Minahil Khan (4T) Posted 28th March 2020 7:21 pm

    Mr Lammas

    I’ve noticed the ISS every night since Thursday. I will be looking out for it tonight at 8:30.

    • Mr Lammas Posted 30th March 2020 12:26 pm

      I’ve not seen it once yet!

  • Aayaan Posted 30th March 2020 1:51 pm

    It’s looks so cool and bright

    • Mr Lammas Posted 31st March 2020 10:02 am

      Brilliant, I’m glad you spotted it! I’m still looking!

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