Space Policy Blog


“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.  


“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...


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...


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...


“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...


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...


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...


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...


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...