Category: Events


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...


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),...


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...


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...


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...


20 May 2015 “The European Space Agency” RAES London

This is great–the Director General of ESA will be speaking (Jean-Jacques Dordain). Attendance is free but registration is now open here (I suspect this one will fill up). Venue: Royal Aeronautical Society No. 4 Hamilton Place London W1J 7BQ Keep an eye on the RAES events website as they’ll be adding more details soon.


18 March 2015 “Rosetta: How we landed on a Comet” RAES London

This event at the Royal Aeronautical Society looks great and I hope to attend. Access the full Rosetta flier or see the event website. Lecture: Rosetta – How we Landed on a Comet Paolo Ferri, Head of the Mission Operations Department at the European Space Agency, will present an update to the...


23-25 June 2015 “Global Space Innovation Conference” Munich, Germany

Full details are available on the GLIC website. GLOBAL SPACE INNOVATION CONFERENCE (GLIC 2015) “From Government Programs to Entrepreneurial Actions” 23 – 25 JUNE 2015, MUNICH, GERMANY. GLIC 2015 is co-organized by the IAF, the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs...


12-13 May 2015 “Space Situational Awareness” Baltimore, Maryland

Full details, registration, and updates and enquiries on this conference are at the website SSA2015 Below is the main text introducing the conference, taken from SSA2015. “Welcome to Space Situational Awareness 2015 Following on from yet another very successful conference in London in November 2014, Space Situational Awareness 2015 will...