Category: Events

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7-9 July 2017 “Bluedot Festival” (Cheshire, UK)

A friend/ colleague gave me a ‘heads up’ about this event… billed as “An intergalactic festival of music, science, arts, culture and the exploration of space”. A self-proclaimed ‘geeky festival’, hooray! From the Bluedot website: “Bluedot with OVO Energy is an award-winning festival of discovery at the grounds of a deep...

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28 Sept to 1 Oct 2017: New Scientist Live (London)

Yours truly will be speaking! New Scientist Live is marketed as “The World’s Most Exciting Festival of Ideas”, held in London over the weekend of 28 September to 1 October at ExCel London.  I just got distracted in realising that Margaret Atwood will be there! Note to self: casually approach Margaret...

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Summer 2017 “Space Tapestry” UK

I am so incredibly flattered to have been one of the subjects interviewed for this project by the artist Aleksandra Mir. The project is called Space Tapestry, and there are three main events (chapters) to it: Space Tapestry: Earth Observation & Human Spaceflight, Modern Art Oxford, 2017 24 June – 12 November...

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13 July 2016 “Assuring Access to Space” RUSI London

From the Assuring Access to Space event website:  13 July 2016, 9:00 to 17:00 RUSI Whitehall assuring_access_to_space_draft_programme.pdf We are on the cusp of a new space era. New technology poised to make dramatic changes to how and why we use space, and with increasing competition both in military and commercial...

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“Above and Beyond” London until 29 August 2016

I can’t wait to attend this event, it looks brilliant! Details from the Above and Beyond website “Experience what space flight is really like and glimpse into its future in our new family-friendly, interactive exhibition Above and Beyond, now open at the National Maritime Museum.” Watch the Above and Beyond trailer...

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Forthcoming documentary “Earthlings Quest” on SETI/METI

  I am proud to be a Trustee of the recently created METI International–Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence. This forthcoming documentary details the debate between the SETI and METI community…whether we should only be listening to extraterrestrials (SETI), or also actively making efforts to contact them (METI). My own position in favour...

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10 June 2016 “Britain’s Place in Space” Cheltenham, UK

The Queen’s Speech mentioned a UK SpacePort, and the Space Growth Innovation Strategy has been all the ‘buzz’ at UK space conferences this year. I’ll be on a panel at the Cheltenham Science Festival on Friday the 10th of June 2016, alongside Will Whitehorn and Louise Hughes—details below are taken...

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Event 14-15 June 2016 “Cometary science after Rosetta” London

This event is meant for specialists, and may be of interest to some of you. I was on a panel with Dr Matt Taylor at the Bradford Science Festival and he’s a really engaging speaker. “Cometary science after Rosetta” At the Royal Society, 14-15 June The following is from the...

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Call for Artist in Residence at the ESA

Under the aegis of the European Digital Art and Science Network, Ars Electronica cordially invites artists to take part in a competition for a residency at the European Space Agency (ESA) and at the Ars Electronica Futurelab. This residency offers artists an extraordinary opportunity to experience the landing of the...