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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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18 September 2015 (ongoing) “Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age” London

The Science Museum in London is hosting a new major exhibition, featuring, “…the most significant collection of Russian spacecraft and artefacts ever to be shown in the UK”. I am very happy to be participating in an event related to the exhibition in November 2015, which I will give more...

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9-13 November 2015 “Reinventing Space Conference” London

This will be a great conference with several different events over the three days. See full details at the RIS website. Highlighting the trends that will define space enterprise a decade from now. The global economic climate is creating demand to reduce expenditure, leading to new challenges and opportunities in...

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7-10 September 2015 “British Science Festival” Bradford, UK

Thousands of people (including myself) will be descending upon Bradford this autumn for the British Science Association’s annual Festival. This year there is also a ‘Fringe‘ event running concomitantly that targets younger audiences. I will be delivering the Margaret Mead Award Lecture on the topic of “Who Owns Space”, and...

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Support Arts Catalyst/ receive one-off tickets and space gifts

Arts Catalyst are crowd-funding their move to a new location. As many of you will know, I have had a long, fruitful relationship with the Arts Catalyst, “A science and art agency which argues for and sets up genuine collaborations between artists and scientists.” I first chaired a panel for them...

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13-15 July 2015 “UK Space Conference 2015” Liverpool

I’m presenting on a panel the last day of this conference and am looking forward to it. From the UK Space Conference 2015 Events page: UK SPACE CONFERENCE 2015: Space-enabled Futures Held every two years, the UK Space Conference is the unmissable gathering for the entire UK space community; bringing...