“Near Earth Asteroids- Threats or Opportunities?” 19 October RAES London


2016-08-22 (1)I’ll be amongst those speaking at this one day conference at the Royal Aeronautical Society on Wednesday 19 October 2016.

You can read the Conference PDF or Register for this event

Near Earth Asteroids ~ Opportunity or catastrophe?

In the past decade there have been a number of Near Earth Objects entering the Earth’s atmosphere with out prior detection. These events have raised questions about how best to detect large NEOs and what to do with them. Are there opportunities to collect resources from them or should they be countered if they pose a threat?

This one day conference will not only explore the detection and identification of NEOs, it will also focus on the opportunities presented by passing NEOs in the form of recourse mining and research, as well as what steps are to be taken in preventing large NEOs colliding with Earth.

This event will look into existing, in design and conceptual technologies that can fulfil the above tasks of detection, exploitation and destruction of NEOs.

See the full programme here, but I’m on from 11-11:30 on the topic of “The Politics and Law of NEO Detection and Exploration”
VENUE Royal Aeronautical Society No.4 Hamilton Place London W1J 7BQ

WHO SHOULD ATTEND Anyone with a professional or acadmic background or interest in Near Earth Objects. Satellite and Rocketry professionals, Aerospace and Engineering students, NEO  analysts and ballistic weapons specialists.


Non-Member: £295 + VAT
RAeS Corporate Partner: £250 + VAT
RAeS Member: £225 + VAT
RAeS Baseline Member: £95 + VAT

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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.


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