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Call for papers “Space Settlement Symposium”

Forthcoming symposium: “The Pursuit of Space Settlement” When: 23 September 2016 Proposals due: 23 April 2016 Location: Texas State University (San Marcos, TX) The Philosophy Department, Ingram School of Engineering, LBJ STEM Education and the Department of Aerospace Studies invite proposals from all perspectives regarding the pursuit of space settlement. We...

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“Space Laws” by Dr Stuart in the World Today

Yours truly is very flattered to be the cover story of this week’s The World Today, the journal of Chatham House. It’s a brilliant image that they used as well. The collection of articles on “Space, the final front line” includes a piece by Kazuto Sazuki, who has previously contributed...

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16-17 March 2016 “Family Stargazing Event” Berkshire, UK

British Science Week 2016 is coming up this March! Of the many events are two evenings of stargazing, for a family-friendly night out. From the Stargazing website: A beginners Stargazing session for ORSA Space & Science Club pupils from Oxford Road Community School along with their parents & families. Local...

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New Book: “What’s It Like in Space?” by Ariel Waldman 2016

My colleague Ariel Waldman has a lovely new book out, forthcoming and available for pre-order. From Ariel’s website: “Everyone wonders what it’s really like in space, but very few of us have ever had the chance to experience it firsthand. This captivating illustrated collection brings together stories from dozens of...

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12 January “A Cosmonaut’s Trip” London ICA

What a great event…I will be there! From the website for “A Cosmonaut’s Trip” 12 January “A Cosmonaut’s Trip” Cinema 1, 8:30pm BOOK TICKETS via ICA website (£7-£11) Focusing on the immensity of sights of deep space, ‘A Cosmonaut’s Trip’ features archival footage by pioneers of early cinema alongside animation and...

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3 February 2016 “SpacePort UK” RAES, London

Who better to spearhead a discussion on a UK Spaceport than the Royal Aeronautical Society… All day 3 February at RAES HQ (No 4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ). Programme and registration info below. Taken from their SpacePort UK Conference Website: How can the UK generate economic value from a...

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McGill PostDoc Opportunity: 2015

From the website of the respected McGill Institute of Air and Space Law: “The Institute of Air and Space Law of McGill University intends to appoint one or two Postdoctoral Research Fellow(s) during the 2016-2017 academic year. The position will pay a taxable minimum salary of C$50,000 per annum.” See...

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15 December 2015 “Tim Peake Astronaut launch events” London

On 15 December 2015 Tim Peake will become the UK’s second ever astronaut, following in the footsteps of Helen Sharmon who flew to Mir in 1991. (See a recent BBC article about Helen Sharmon and Tim Peake.) (Those of you who know my work will know that I’m inherently inclined...

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New Documentary “The Visit: An Alien Encounter”

I’m going to see this tomorrow night at the Dochouse in London.  “The Visit: An Alien Encounter” (2015) (IMDB) Director: Michael Madsen “With unprecedented access to the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, the military, and experts from leading space agencies, The Visit explores an event that has never in fact...

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1 December 2015 “Human Spaceflight” London

As one of the many energetic events leading up to the launch of UK astronaut Tim Peake into space, the Royal Aeronautical Society is holding a conference, full title “Human Spaceflight: UK Strategy in the Run-Up to Tim Peake’s Flight” 09:00-17:00, Tuesday 1 December 2015 RAES Headquarters No. 4 Hamilton...