Category: Events

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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...

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25 April 2015 “Astronaut Eileen Collins” West Yorkshire, UK

It feels timely that I noticed yesterday, on International Women’s Day, that this lecture is happening in the UK next month… Full details on the Space Lectures website. I can’t make it (gutted!), but astronaut Eileen Collins, first female pilot and commander of the US Space Shuttle (1995 and 1997),...

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Space Commercialisation: My Thoughts

I was kindly invited to present on a panel at Pembroke College, Oxford on 23 February 2015. This was for the launch of the PIVT. Below is the outline of my presentation, which I am happy to share. Please note that these are my notes for the presentation, rather than...

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23 February 2015 “Space: A New Entrepreneurial Frontier?” Oxford, UK

Yours truly is on the panel for this… 18:00 at Pembroke College Oxford, the “Pembroke Innovative Ventures and Technologies” society. The event is open to the public and free to attend, but please pre-register… From the Event Facebook Page: Come to the Pichette Auditorium at Pembroke College at 18:00 on...

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7 February 2015 “Interstellar Jam Session” Hamburg

This sort of thing is right up my alley–I wish I were going to be in Hamburg to join! Hans-Arthur Marsiske presents “Interstellar Jam Session” At 21:00  in Deep Space Souterrain, Clemens-Schultz-Straße 90, Hamburg, Germany Together with the visitors we are going to play a blues with 30 verses. Since...