Space Policy Blog

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Forthcoming documentary “Earthlings Quest” on SETI/METI

  I am proud to be a Trustee of the recently created METI International–Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence. This forthcoming documentary details the debate between the SETI and METI community…whether we should only be listening to extraterrestrials (SETI), or also actively making efforts to contact them (METI). My own position in favour...

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10 June 2016 “Britain’s Place in Space” Cheltenham, UK

The Queen’s Speech mentioned a UK SpacePort, and the Space Growth Innovation Strategy has been all the ‘buzz’ at UK space conferences this year. I’ll be on a panel at the Cheltenham Science Festival on Friday the 10th of June 2016, alongside Will Whitehorn and Louise Hughes—details below are taken...

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Event 14-15 June 2016 “Cometary science after Rosetta” London

This event is meant for specialists, and may be of interest to some of you. I was on a panel with Dr Matt Taylor at the Bradford Science Festival and he’s a really engaging speaker. “Cometary science after Rosetta” At the Royal Society, 14-15 June The following is from the...

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What do they eat in space? Infographic

I was sent this infographic from labeley.com. It’s a fun and interesting infographic about something all astronauts/ cosmonauts/ taikonauts need to think about… What to eat in space! Here is the website explaining the Evolution of food in Space  

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Call for Artist in Residence at the ESA

Under the aegis of the European Digital Art and Science Network, Ars Electronica cordially invites artists to take part in a competition for a residency at the European Space Agency (ESA) and at the Ars Electronica Futurelab. This residency offers artists an extraordinary opportunity to experience the landing of the...

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7-8 July 2016 Spaceland Conference, Mauritius

Oh how I would love to go to this! (Dr Jill starts plotting…) From the 4th SpaceLand Congress website (and I recommend downloading the PDF Flier for full details) 4th SpaceLand Congress : 7-8 July 2016 La Pirogue – Wolmar – Republic of Mauritius Meet investors, entrepreneurs, high‐tech & Space SMEs,...

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“Jill Stuart on METI & Space Politics” February 2016

I was recently interviewed for the LSE Hotseat, on the subject of METI (Messaging International Terrestrial Intelligence), and other aspect of outer space politics as of February 2016. I am very happy to have recently become a Trustee of METI International.  

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“Who Owns Outer Space?” Podcast available

I gave a lecture at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas in October 2015 on the topic “Who Owns Outer Space?” This is the lecture for which I was honoured to win the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture from the British Science Association in 2015. The podcast is now available. As governments and corporations...

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2 April 2016 “Terraforming- terrifying or terrific?” Edinburgh

I’m looking forward to joining this panel at the Edinburgh International Science Festival. From the event webpage: Terraforming – terrifying or terrific? Saturday 2 April Terraforming is the process of transforming a hostile environment into one suitable for human life. Our best nearby candidate is Mars and many people are...