JOIN US ON THURSDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2021
COUNTDOWN TO STEMFEST IN SPACE
7TH OCTOBER 2021
SPEAKERS CONFIRMED FOR
STEMFEST IN SPACE 2021
Sarah Murray is an ex-army veteran who has been with NASA since 1995. She is currently the Project and Technical Lead in NASA’s Orion Program Vehicle Integration Office, and her previous roles include flight control and astronaut training. But after the Space Shuttle Columbia accident in 2003, she was chosen to lead the Columbia Recovery Office.
Dave Mackay joined Virgin Galactic in 2009 and is the company’s Chief Pilot. In addition to leading the Virgin Galactic pilot corps and planning for commercial flight operations, Dave plays a key role in the test flight programme, regularly flying both mothership, VMS Eve and spaceship VSS Unity.
Suzie is an Associate Professor of Space Physics at the University of Leicester. She specialises in an area of research known as Space Weather. Suzie is best known in the public eye for being crowned the winner of the 2017 BBC production ‘Astronauts: Do You Have What it Takes?’.
Andy joined more than half a billion people watching Apollo 11 land on the moon. With live television coverage of the first steps taken by Neil Armstrong and later Buzz Aldrin. Andy remembers being home and watching the news — waiting for the first images to be broadcast so he could watch his father Buzz take those momentous first steps on the Moon.
Kielder Observatory is one of the best places in the UK to look at the stars. A second to none public astronomical observatory, set under some of the darkest skies in the world. Discover the magical skies and explore our universe.
Jim is the former Director of Education at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and now serves as Executive Director of ShareSpace Education, the K-12 arm of the Aldrin Family Foundation, where he creates materials related to the Moon and Mars and works with teachers and schools as they integrate space into the curriculum.
HOST FOR STEMFEST IN SPACE 2021...
TV Presenter and Author
“Space is the perfect canvas for young people to explore and engage with all kinds of STEM subjects. I’m so looking forward to hosting the event and meeting some of the extraordinary people who have dedicated their lives to our greatest adventure.The countdown is ON!”
9.30am – 9.45am
11.45am – 12.15pm
Hugh Mortimer – RAL Space
12.15pm – 12.45pm
Lucinda Offer – Royal Astronomical Society
12.45pm – 1pm
Philip Reeker – U.S. Embassy London
1pm – 2pm
Sarah Murray – NASA
2pm – 2.45pm
Andy Aldrin – the Aldrin Family Foundation
3pm – 3.30pm
Jim Christensen – the Aldrin Family Foundation
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Josh Bernstein – Project Ianos
4.30pm – 5.30pm
Dave Mackay – Virgin Galactic Chief Pilot
6pm – 7pm
9.45am – 10.30am
Chris Joly – The search for life on Mars
10:30am – 11.15pm
Imagining Space Workshop
11.15pm – 12.00pm
Helen Schell & Helen Mason – Rocking Robots and Rovers Workshop
12.00pm – 12.45pm
Victoria Fawcett – Black Holes and Quasars
12.45pm – 1.30pm
Dr Pete Edwards – Ask an Astronomer
1.30pm – 2.15pm
Carlos Frenk – Dark Matter
2.15pm – 2.45pm
Careers in Space Session
2.45pm – 3.30pm
Take away Solar System workshop
3.30pm – 4pm
Tom Lyons & Becca Crawford – ESERO UK
This virtual celebration of all things Spacey at STEMFest in Space is coming to you on the 7th October 2021
We are currently working hard on pulling together a fantastic line up of speakers for this years STEMFest in Space. Not only can you discover this years speakers but you can still explore the fantastic talks from last years 2020 event. All sessions were recorded so get hands-on with STEM Ambassadors who support the international space industry, discover all about space missions, learn about the career opportunities within the space sector, listen to inspiring speakers and hear from real astronauts!!
The STEMFest in Space virtual event combines classroom and hands-on learning in an exciting, fun-packed talks, showcasing the many wonders of space
As part of World Space Week, the event aims to encourage and engage as many young people as possible in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects to help them consider a career in this field when they are older.
Young people will be able to learn from the comfort of their own classroom and interact with STEM Ambassadors who work or support the international space industry
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