A remarkable 49 per cent of Brits admit they recognise not anything approximately space, consistent with a brand new survey from Livat Hammersmith ahead of the release of the SpaceLab, giving the whole family a passport to space through a sequence of interactive and educational sports at the meeting vicinity.

The studies well-known show that sixty-one per cent of Brits don’t have any concept of how many planets are in our solar gadget, with one in 5 of those polled (20 per cent) insisting there are 9 in place of the suitable wide variety of 8.

According to the observation, 14 per cent of the state were not able to call ANY planets at all, while a sizable 3-quarter (seventy-six per cent) had no idea that Neptune is the farthest planet from the solar.

One in five (22 per cent) suppose that astrology (the study of the moves and positions of the solar, moon, planets, and stars in the belief that they affect the man or woman and the lives of humans) is simply another phrase for astronomy (the scientific have a look at of the universe and of items that exist clearly in the area). 33 per cent admit they’ve more knowledge about astrology and horoscopes than the universe.

On the subject of extraterrestrial lifestyles, a third (33 per cent) assume it exists past Earth, with 16 per cent believing extraterrestrial beings have already visited Earth. 3 per cent say they’ve seen an alien craft.

Nearly 1/2 (48 per cent) aren’t capable of identifying any of the essential stars or celebrity patterns, yet more than 1/2 (56 per cent) stated they experience awe after they look up into the vastness of the nighttime sky.

“Despite our observation displaying that eighty-five per cent wanted they knew more about astronomy and space, at the same time as more than half (fifty-five per cent) admitted that they find the area fascinating (forty-nine per cent), the studies additionally indicate the distinctly little we recognize approximately area. With the release of the SpaceLab, we’re aiming to trade that, and show that what happens beyond Earth’s walls is there to be each learnt and explored in identical degree,” says Anna Larsen, marketing manager at Ingka Centres.

The studies additionally found that the handiest a tenth (12 per cent) could be able to discover America primarily – called the plough – dropping to just eight per cent for United States Minor – the little undergo.

In reality, 37 per cent admitted they had no concept of what US Minor became, whilst 3 per cent of those quizzed concept it is probably a musical notice as opposed to a pattern of stars.

Whilst it came to the brightest megastar, simply 38 per cent stated they would be capable of locating the North Star, while the best 25 per cent ought to find the constellation of Orion.

A third (33 per cent) haven’t any idea when man landed on the moon (it turned into 1969) with almost one in 3 (29 per cent) thinking it occurred in another 12 months or no longer understanding at all.

A harassed 3 per cent went a step further and claimed the moon landings never passed off at all and were in reality a hoax.

10 per cent notion that Buzz Aldrin become the first character to walk on the moon and utter the well-known words ‘one small step for a man, one giant bounce for mankind’ and now not Neil Armstrong.

One in twenty (four per cent) think that Nebula is a medical circumstance as opposed to a formation of gasoline and particles which gives off mild, even as a 5th (20 per cent) trust the Earth revolves across the moon, in preference to the opposite way round.

A whopping ninety-two per cent agree that everyone has to have a basic know-how of the universe around them, even though for 86 per cent the notion of infinite area baffles them.

Natalia Petelina, assembly region supervisor at Livat Hammersmith said: “To help encourage a better knowledge of space and the sector around us, Livat Hammersmith will open the Spacelab this week, particularly designed to inspire mother and father, kids and traffic to unite beneath the planets and stars and explore beyond the Earth’s walls. The sports in Spacelab are for every age, the ones curious and younger at coronary heart, and are positive to be a galactic hit with mother and father in London”.

The Spacelab may be on at Livat Hammersmith from Monday 23rd – Saturday 28th October.