Category: Events

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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...

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15 July 2015 “An evening with former astronaut Michael Foale” London

Alas I will be at the UK Space Conference in Liverpool this day presenting on a panel about space commercialisation… but thought I’d give the event a plug as it looks like good fun! From the pint of science website: We’ve teamed up with the International Space School Educational Trust (ISSET) and the...

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16-18 July 2015 “NewSpace 2015” Silicon Valley

I’m afraid I can’t make this event, but hope to have a review of it written up in a future issue of Space Policy by one of my Editorial Board members… From the NewSpace 2015 website: Presented by the Space Frontier Foundation Bringing space startups, established companies, and government agencies...

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“Should we colonise space?” 28 May 2015, LSE Campus London

Yours truly was among 5 other researchers taking to the “Social Science Soapbox” for this evening event. There’s a post on the LSE Spoapbox Event 2015 here (I’m looking fetching in my LSE shirt!) I introduced the topic of “Should we colonise space?” and then the audience was free to give...

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“Art in Orbit” until 6 June 2015, Quito Ecuador

Art, postcolonialism, outer space… in my old stomping grounds of Quito! What I would give to be able to go! (The accompanying photo is my own, of the Quito skyline in 1999 when I studied there…) From the “Art in Orbit” website: Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Quito, Ecuador 07.03.15...

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20 March 2015 “Solar Eclipse” UK

Those of us in the UK are set to see a unique phenomenon on Friday morning: a lunar eclipse of the sun. Here in London, I shall make an effort to be up at 08:30 when the eclipse starts. See, for example, this article from the Telegraph about the upcoming...