Category: Events

2-4 June 2014 "Global Space Applications Conference" Paris

Global Space Applications Conference (GLAC), 2-4 June 2014 at UNESCO in Paris Call for papers open until 24 November 2014 Addressing space applications for agriculture, biodiversity, climate, disasters, ecosystems, energy, health, water, weather From the website http://www.glac2014.org: “GLAC provides the ideal platform from which to review new and groundbreaking satellite-based...

15 November 2013, London--RAES Conference "Future Challenges"

15 November 2013, London--RAES Conference "Future Challenges"

This conference looks interesting, with a brilliant line-up of (mostly) women speakers: Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) London conference 15 November 2013 Organised by the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Committee “FUTURE CHALLENGES: THE NEXT 50 YEARS FOR AVIATION, AEROSPACE AND SPACE” Full details, including programme and registration information, are available...

13-14 November 2013 "Space Situational Awareness" London

Taken from the full website here: Join the Space Situational Awareness debate A quote from the explanatory memorandum introducing the proposal from the European Commission for an EU Space Surveillance and Tracking support program …. “Space-based systems enable a wide spectrum of applications which play a fundamental role in our...

9 September 2013 "Our Living Solar System" Meeting at UK Parliament tonight

9 September 2013 "Our Living Solar System" Meeting at UK Parliament tonight

Oops, it's a bit late to highlight this as it is TONIGHT but maybe someone out there who didn't know about it already will want to attend. I've been away all of August so am just catching up on blogs and emails now... --Dr Jill THE PARLIAMENTARY AND SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE...

9-13 Sept (2013) ESA’s Living Planet Symposium in Edinburgh

ESA’s Living Planet Symposium in Edinburgh 9-13 September 2013 Edinburgh International Conference Centre Image added by Dr Stuart: Jean-Francois Millet Mountain Landscape with Lightning (1675) Regularly updated details at the website here. Organised and hosted by ESA with the support of the UK Space Agency, the event brings together more than 1500 scientists and...

Space Security: London ISPL seminar, 10 September 2013

    ISPL london institute of space policy and law ASSOCIATED WITH THE INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES UNIVERSITY OF LONDON SPACE SECURITY: CIVILIAN AND MILITARY POLICY AND PRACTICE PRACTITIONER AND INDUSTRY SEMINAR (CPD*) TUESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2013 THE GORDON ROOM (ROOM 34) SENATE HOUSE, MALET STREET, LONDON WC1E 7HU...

Kosmica Mexico: 8-10 August 2013

I fly out next Tuesday to join the Kosmica crowd in Mexico City for the next installment of this project, which "brings together earth-bound artists, astronomers, performers, space explorers and musicians from across the globe." (Pictures and videos to follow, and perhaps even an article or two commissioned for Space Policy...I'm...

Visions of the Universe: London 7 June to 15 September

This event made me think, once again, about how images from space are presented: what orientation to give them, what colours to use to augment those not visible to the human eye? This is not a neutral process. I would love it if someone wanted to attend and comment on the...

28 June 2013 London RAES Event: 30 Years of Eutelsat in space

Unfortunately I can't make this (as I've got tickets to see the documentary The Act of Killing followed by discussion with the Director that night) but I'm sure it will be a good event. (Image added by Dr Stuart. Creative Commons) From the RAES website here: When:Friday, 28 June 2013 18:00 - 19:00...

20 June 2013: The Role of Ethics in the Discourse on Space Sustainability (Vienna)

20 June 2013: The Role of Ethics in the Discourse on Space Sustainability (Vienna)

Another interesting event coming up from ESPI: Background The start of the space endeavour involved extensive discussions of ethics, politics and law. These discussions led ultimately to the five space treaties. Since then the normative system has developed in an evolutionary fashion, mostly referring back to the legal and ethical framework laid down in the sixties....

23 May 2013 Event in Slovakia "SMEs and entrepreneurs: boosting business using satellite applications"

This is an Eurisy event (Eurisy being an European non-profit association 'bridging space and society'--see their 'about' here). This is a one day conference, 23 May 2013 in Bratislava, Slovakia. Text below taken from the conference website. SMEs and entrepreneurs: boosting business using satellite applications Competitive SMEs are permanently striving...

15 May 2013, London. Kosmica x Astroculture

I'll be at the Leiden University Workshop on Space Cooperation next Wednesday night, the 15th of May 2013--and thus will miss Kosmica's event in London. Too many great things going on! Ah well, still well worth promoting--the concept of Astrofuturism is of particular interest to me. (I am reminded that I...

20-24 June 2013 in Brazil: Movement of Peoples without Satellites

The list of potential topics on this is one of the best I've ever seen: You've gotta love the space-arts crowd! --Dr Jill CALL FOR PARTICIPATION III International of the MSST (Movimento dos Sem Satélites) 20-24 June 2013 @ Spacelab, Resende-RJ, Brasil Deadline for applications : 20.05.13 The III International...

Watch on the web: Cosmic Concert for GAM 2013

Watch on the web: Cosmic Concert for GAM 2013

I hope to try to stream this Sunday night--sounds intriguing! From their full website here: Live at 19:00 - 20:15 UT April 28, 2013 with composer Giovanni Renzo  The concert will be hosted by the astrophysicist Dr. Gianluca Masi Online on WebTV  The new edition of the Cosmic Concert, an online...

RAES Summer conference: Space Traffic Control 2 July

Excellent choice of topic by the RAES for this year's conference. I hope to attend myself, but also will be looking for someone to review the event for Space Policy--please email me if you're interested! Registration isn't open quite yet--I'll update this blog once it is... --Dr Jill From the RAES...

The Future of US Space Policy event: 15 April

This is in Washington DC, but will also probably be streamed online live (or else the audio will be available from their website shortly thereafter)... COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– *DC On-The-Record Event* The Future of U.S. Space Policy Scott Pace and Robert Walker will discuss the U.S. space program...

HI-SEAS food study looks for space-able recipes

HI-SEAS food study looks for space-able recipes

Amazing! A project that combines two of my favourite things: space and food. Six people have gone into a simulated Mars environment for four months in Hawaii. Their website is at hi-seas.org. Fancy yourself a Martian chef? Submit your recipe here. Short video on the project, below...

The Province of Mankind providing sustainable benefits for all of Mankind – The role of Industry, 13 Feb 2013 Vienna

The Province of Mankind providing sustainable benefits for all of Mankind – The role of Industry, 13 Feb 2013 Vienna

If I were in Vienna on the 13th, I would be all over this one! The Province of Mankind providing sustainable benefits for all of Mankind – The role of Industry ESPI, 13 February 2013 (Secure World Foundation and European Space Policy Institute event) Vienna, Austria Background The exploration and...

Standford Women in Space, 11 February 2013 California

An event combining gender and space! Definitely worthy of a shout out...               Standford Women in Space Panellists Eileen Collins, MS ’86, First woman to serve as a shuttle commander Barbara Morgan, A.B. '73, First teacher to become an astronaut Ellen Ochoa, MS ’81,...

Certificate Course in Space Law and Policy- London April/ May 2013

(Image Copyright: Creative Commons) I've done some work with this organisation before and they're top-notch: ISPL london institute of space policy and law CHARLES CLORE HOUSE 17 RUSSELL SQUARE LONDON WC1B 5DR ENGLAND +44 (0)207 402 2010 WWW.SPACE-INSTITUTE.ORG LIMITED COMPANY REGISTERED IN ENGLAND & WALES NO: 7034158 CHARITY NO: 1137838...

Conference: Space Technology and Tele-Reach, Strasbourg 5-7 March 2013

Here's one from our friends at the International Space University: The International Space University’s 17th Annual International Symposium:   “SPACE TECHNOLOGY AND TELE-REACH: BENEFITING HUMANITY ON EARTH AND BEYOND”                                                                                                      ISU Campus, Strasbourg, 5 – 7 March, 2013   Each year, the International Space University (ISU) organizes a three...

IAA Symposium on the Future of Exploration- Italy July 2013

IAA Symposium on the Future of Exploration- Italy July 2013

Abstracts due on this Call for Papers by mid-March. Full details on the IAA website here.   8th International Academy of Astronomist SYMPOSIUM ON THE FUTURE OF SPACE EXPLORATION: TOWARDS THE STARS A Summit Follow-on Symposium July 03-05, 2013 Turin, Italy The 8th IAA Symposium on the Future of Space...

Characterising exoplanets 11-13 March 2013, Royal Society London

Characterising exoplanets 11-13 March 2013, Royal Society London

I'll be attending this on the first day... Looks interesting! Characterising exoplanets: detection, formation, interiors, atmospheres and habitability Full website here. (Details below copied in part from this website.) Monday 11 March 2013 to Tuesday 12 March 2013 at the Royal Society, London. Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Athena...

Kosmika Sound Night December 2012

Kosmika Sound Night December 2012

I just bought my tickets for this--I love my Arts Catalyst/ Kosmika crowd! Or see their website here Yuri Suzuki, Honor Harger, Kaffe Matthews The Arts Catalyst 50-54 Clerkenwell Road London EC1M 5PS 07/12/2012 6.30-9.30pm £3 A social event for artists, scientists and the cosmically curious exploring sound and sonification...

The World, Looking out at the Moon: Video

The World, Looking out at the Moon: Video

Thank you to Annick Bureaud at OLATS for circulating this video of the world, looking out at the Moon... In January 2010, artist Rachel Younghans asked people around the earth to take a picture of the Moon above them beginning on the evening of January 19 and ending on the evening...

Space for everyone: November 14, 2012 at Imperial College

Space for everyone: November 14, 2012 at Imperial College

This will likely have a strong engineering component, but I shall be going and trying to decipher what I can anyway! Space for everyone Sir Martin Sweeting will deliver the 2012 Alec Reeves Lecture, looking at how the opportunities to study space are more open now than ever before Date:...

Red Sea from Space

SpaceX and the Future of Space Exploration: RAES Friday 16 November

Photo credit: NASA I absolutely must attend this event at the RAES this coming November.... "Elon Musk, CEO and Chief Designer from SpaceX will present at the Royal Aeroanutical Society on Friday 16th November. SpaceX Founder, CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk has a vision for the future of SpaceX:...

Earth from space at night

Space at a Time of Financial Crisis: ESPI Conference

   I won't be able to attend, but this is worth publicising: 6th ESPI Autumn Conference Space at a Time of Financial Crisis Date and venue: 20 September 2012  10:00-16:45                                                           at ESPI,                                                           Schwarzenbergplatz 6                                                          (Entrance: Zaunergasse 1-3)                                                          1030 Vienna, Austria http://www.espi.or.at/  

Astronaut helmet reflection

International Astronautical Congress 2012

I'll be galavanting at Kosmica Mexico during this, but have been to the IAC conference in the past and it's good fun... (Photo Credit: NASA) From the IAC2012 website: "Today, space is no longer just a field of advanced technological development and of scientific research of excellence, but has become...

Kosmica event in Mexico City

Kosmica event in Mexico City

Assuming the UKBA has given me back my passport by then... I am terribly excited to be going to present with the Kosmica gang in Mexico City at the end of September: Dear Space Colleagues, I am delighted to announce KOSMICA Mexico from the 27th to 29th September. After organising...

Basic FM August 2012 programme dedicated to all things Space

Basic FM August 2012 programme dedicated to all things Space

This August, the net radio Basic FM, a project of Pixel Palace (Newcastle, UK)  is dedicated to Space. The schedule is ongoing and refreshes every Sunday. Personally I shall be most interested in listening to The Space Shuttle Flies No More piece, though there is plenty else here of interest,...

Make it to the Moon. Workshop at the Science Museum 2012 (children)

Make it to the Moon. Workshop at the Science Museum 2012 (children)

I'm in the United States at the moment so won't be able to attend this, but thought it looked great--particularly for those with children interested in space... *** During August and early September, Helen Schell will be running her MAKE IT TO THE MOON workshops during the MAKE IT IN GREAT BRITAIN...

Curiosity: the Next Mars Rover at RAES 17 July

Curiosity: the Next Mars Rover at RAES 17 July

I hope to make this event at the Royal Aeronautical Society next week as it looks quite interesting. Curiosity: the Next Mars Rover Matthew Wallace, MSL Flight Systems Manager, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory 18:00-19:30 at RAES headquarters (No.4 Hamilton Place, London, W1J 7BQ ) From the RAES webpage on this...

IISS Event on Outer Space Security: 30 May 2012

IISS Event on Outer Space Security: 30 May 2012

I look forward to attending the following: The International Institute for Strategic Studies in London is hosting Frank A. Rose, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Space and Defense Policy, from 10:30-11:30 AM for a lecture on: Maintaining the long-term sustainability and security of outer space 'The benefits of space-based...

Extraterrestrial Life- Beyond Our Expectations?

I'm looking forward to traveling to Vienna next week to present at what looks to be a great interdiesciplinary conference, as follows: EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE - BEYOND OUR EXPECTATIONS? Vienna, Austria, May 21-22, 2012 http://www.univie.ac.at/eph/exolife Monday, May 21 08.30 Registration 09.10 Welcome 09.30 Introduction: Extraterrestrial Life – Beyond our Expectations? Maria...

Liberty & Security: Human Rights in an Age of Terror

Dr Omar McDoom and I are co-organising the LSE Department of Government annual conference at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park for the weekend of 4-6 May 2012.* I'm afraid this one is for our faculty and students only! Liberty & Security:  Human Rights in an Age of Terror Friday...

Next Kosmica Event 20 April 2012

Next Kosmica Event 20 April 2012

The next Kosmika event at Arts Catalyst is coming up. (I presented at one of these last summer--they're good fun!) I'll miss it as I'll be on holiday which is a shame but encourage other space cadets out there to go! 20 April 2012 at their Clerckenwell Road space 50-54...

The Impact of Sex in Space

The Impact of Sex in Space

I am gutted that I will be on holiday when this lecture is held at Imperial College, London on 17 April 2012 from 18:30-20:00. But well worth promoting anyway... The impact of sex in space THE SENSUAL UNIVERSE: Astrophysics for the five senses A new public lecture series from the Astrophysics...

Space Tourism Conference: 19 June 2012 at RAES HQ London

Space Tourism Conference: 19 June 2012 at RAES HQ London

I attended the First Space Tourism Conference at the Royal Aeronautical Society's headquarters in London several years ago and it was worthwhile. I hope to set aside exam marking for the day (a Tuesday from 9:00-17:00) and attend this summer! 3rd European Space Tourism Conference: Open for Business The Space Tourism...

Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Moon Goose Analogue

Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Moon Goose Analogue

I met Agnes Meyer-Brandis several years ago at an International Aeronautics Congress conference, when this project was in it's early stages. It's great to see it come to full fruition. Quirky and brilliant! She has created a film/ installation based on a story from 1603 of a man who flies to the moon...

Challenges for the EU’s space policy

Challenges for the EU’s space policy

It's a shame that I'll be missing this as it looks good... Challenges for the EU’s space policy Results and perspectives from the Polish EU Council Presidency for European space policy and programmes  Date: 8 March 2012 Time: 15:00-17:00, followed by a reception Venue: ESPI, Schwarzenbergplatz 6 (entrance Zaunergasse 1-3),...

China's Expanding Space Programme: RAES Lecture

China's Expanding Space Programme: RAES Lecture

An upcoming Royal Aeronautical Society event- I'm registered and hope to see some other colleagues/ friends there! Free to attend, at London HQ (4 Hamilton Place), speaker Karl Bergquist, International Relations Administrator of the ESA. Thursday January 26th from 17:30. The event's webpage. Online registration. China’s Expanding Space Programme   In October 2003 China...

Risks Associated with Space Activity

Risks Associated with Space Activity

A seminar at the London Institute of Space Policy and Law that may be of interest to some of my readers... Policy and Regulatory Risk Seminar IV-II of the Practitioner and Industry Seminar Series: Risks Associated with Space Activity Thursday 27 October 2011 By its very nature, space activity can...

Urban Stargazing constellations

Urban Stargazing in London

This is a provoking project by the artist Oscar Lhermitte and his team, engaging with (well, this is my re-wording) light pollution in urban environments and how it prevents our ability to see stars (with the subtext of those stars representing the universe, distance and time, and organic rather than...

1 October 2011: Power in Outer Space, University of Brighton

This promises to be a lively event--I've been on panels in the past with colleagues involved in this area and it's always time well spent. I will be there and presenting on the Galileo Satellite Navigation system and its implications for Europe in terms of geopolitics and power. Free to...

19 Sept 2011: Europe's Future Spaceflight Programme: Current Planning and Future Options

19 Sept 2011: Europe's Future Spaceflight Programme: Current Planning and Future Options

Europe's Future Spaceflight Programme: Current Planning and Future Options This looks like a very good event, indeed, with Thomas Reiter, who is Director of ESA’s new Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Operations (D/HSO), responsible for managing Europe’s contribution to the International Space Station, ESA's human spaceflight activities, the operations of...

Human Spaceflight After the Shuttle - 19th September 2011

All are cordially invited to a free workshop at the London School of Economics, sponsored by the journal Global Policy. The event will be held on the afternoon of Monday 19 September 2011. This event will feature a roundtable discussion with (full biographical further details below) Thomas Reiter - (experienced astronaut...