Category: Events


7-8 July 2016 Spaceland Conference, Mauritius

Oh how I would love to go to this! (Dr Jill starts plotting…) From the 4th SpaceLand Congress website (and I recommend downloading the PDF Flier for full details) 4th SpaceLand Congress : 7-8 July 2016 La Pirogue – Wolmar – Republic of Mauritius Meet investors, entrepreneurs, high‐tech & Space SMEs,...


“Jill Stuart on METI & Space Politics” February 2016

I was recently interviewed for the LSE Hotseat, on the subject of METI (Messaging International Terrestrial Intelligence), and other aspect of outer space politics as of February 2016. I am very happy to have recently become a Trustee of METI International.  


2 April 2016 “Terraforming- terrifying or terrific?” Edinburgh

I’m looking forward to joining this panel at the Edinburgh International Science Festival. From the event webpage: Terraforming – terrifying or terrific? Saturday 2 April Terraforming is the process of transforming a hostile environment into one suitable for human life. Our best nearby candidate is Mars and many people are...


Call for papers “Space Settlement Symposium”

Forthcoming symposium: “The Pursuit of Space Settlement” When: 23 September 2016 Proposals due: 23 April 2016 Location: Texas State University (San Marcos, TX) The Philosophy Department, Ingram School of Engineering, LBJ STEM Education and the Department of Aerospace Studies invite proposals from all perspectives regarding the pursuit of space settlement. We...


16-17 March 2016 “Family Stargazing Event” Berkshire, UK

British Science Week 2016 is coming up this March! Of the many events are two evenings of stargazing, for a family-friendly night out. From the Stargazing website: A beginners Stargazing session for ORSA Space & Science Club pupils from Oxford Road Community School along with their parents & families. Local...


12 January “A Cosmonaut’s Trip” London ICA

What a great event…I will be there! From the website for “A Cosmonaut’s Trip” 12 January “A Cosmonaut’s Trip” Cinema 1, 8:30pm BOOK TICKETS via ICA website (£7-£11) Focusing on the immensity of sights of deep space, ‘A Cosmonaut’s Trip’ features archival footage by pioneers of early cinema alongside animation and...


3 February 2016 “SpacePort UK” RAES, London

Who better to spearhead a discussion on a UK Spaceport than the Royal Aeronautical Society… All day 3 February at RAES HQ (No 4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ). Programme and registration info below. Taken from their SpacePort UK Conference Website: How can the UK generate economic value from a...


15 December 2015 “Tim Peake Astronaut launch events” London

On 15 December 2015 Tim Peake will become the UK’s second ever astronaut, following in the footsteps of Helen Sharmon who flew to Mir in 1991. (See a recent BBC article about Helen Sharmon and Tim Peake.) (Those of you who know my work will know that I’m inherently inclined...


1 December 2015 “Human Spaceflight” London

As one of the many energetic events leading up to the launch of UK astronaut Tim Peake into space, the Royal Aeronautical Society is holding a conference, full title “Human Spaceflight: UK Strategy in the Run-Up to Tim Peake’s Flight” 09:00-17:00, Tuesday 1 December 2015 RAES Headquarters No. 4 Hamilton...

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13 Nov 2015 “Are We Destined to Live in Space?” London

I’m very much looking forward to being part of this panel discussion on Friday–with cosmonaut Aleksandr Lazutkin and the impressive philosopher Professor Angie Hobbs. I believe there are still tickets available if you care to join! The ‘Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age’ exhibition itself is also meant to be stunning...