7-8 February 2014 “Another Planet” exhibition, Newcastle


For anyone in Newcastle this weekend…Newcastle

Another Planet: The Human Spaceship

Pop Up Exhibition by Helen Schell

NewBridge Project Space 16 NewBridge Street West, Newcastle, NE1 8AW.


Open Fri 7th Feb & Sat 8th Feb 2014, 11am – 6pm

This work is about space exploration & the cosmos. On show will be research and ‘projects in progress’ about current endeavours to colonise space, primarily the Moon, Mars and space stations. Space is very hostile, making it an unrealistic venture at this time. However, Professor Stephen Hawking says humans must leave Earth if they want to survive as a race. The Human Spaceship examines the ‘process of going forth and multiplying’ through paintings, costumes and humorous body adornments. The body has finely evolved to thrive in the perfect atmosphere and gravitational conditions of planet Earth, so when it is in the environment of ‘space’, it starts to disintegrate. Despite this, astronauts have been living on the International Space Station for 13 years and the Chinese have new plans to go to the Moon and exploit its mineral resources, which has to involve some type of colonisation. There will be written facts, and science fiction on display, so……….

Come & join in and speculate about the future of space-age humanity. Feel free to bring refreshments and discuss these ideas. What do you think?

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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.


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