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Oct 14

Science behind the Blue Planet: an interactive talk and panel debate - SOLD OUT

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00

Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS

Meet the OU academic team who worked on the BBC/OU co-production of the award winning Blue Planet II. This fascinating public talk uses video footage from the TV series and covers the science of our oceans, the experience of the production process, and how science and discovery were the driving forces behind Blue Planet II.

Oct 15

Science Showcase at Dynamic Earth

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:00 to Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 16:00

A Science Showcase exhibition with interactive activities for all. Meet academic and student scientists from the OU involved in BBC broadcasts, find out what they do and how they do it. Get involved in our virtual science experiments and a range of hands-on activities

1969 And All That - 50 years since the moon landings and 50 years of the OU, with Prof Monica Grady

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:30

Monica Grady, Professor of Planetary and Space Science at the OU, is most well known for her work on meteorites. Her highly engaging public talk at Dynamic Earth will explore developments in space science in the 50 years since the first human walked on the Moon and since the OU was born.

Oct 17

SpacePort Scotland - Evaluating the Socio-Economic Benefits

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:30 to 13:00

UNISON, 60 Belford Road, Douglas House, Edinburgh EH4 3DR

The creation of a spaceport in the Highlands of Scotland was announced recently by the UK Space Agency. The OU's Benefits of the European Space Agency Exploration Roadmap in Socio-economics research team are holding an event to discuss the benefits of evaluating the socio-economics of space exploration, and what that might mean for a spaceport in Scotland. 

Feb 24

Living on the Moon! The next 50 years - Dr Mahesh Anand

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 19:30 to Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 21:00

Dumfries, Borders and Ayr

Join Dr Mahesh Anand, Open University Reader in Planetary Science and Exploration, as he explores how and why the Moon could play host to a sustainable human presence as we enter an era of ‘New Space’.

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