UK Parliament event (Wed, 14th May – 14.30 – 16.50): Missions to the Moon: Parliamentary Update on Lunar Science and Exploration, Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, SW1A 2LW, London
UKSEDS members are invited to attend Missions to the Moon, an update to the UK Parliamentarians on the global resurgence of interest in lunar science and exploration. We have an exciting line up of speakers who are keen to share their knowledge and passion on space and planetary science with MPs and Peers. There will be opportunities to ask plenty of questions during the briefing and discussions will continue during the reception from 16.00.
The event will look at the UK’s role in lunar exploration and science in the context of the Global Exploration Roadmap – how do we exploit our current capabilities and develop new ones to play the fullest part in this new space age? The key issues that speakers will address are the developments being led by UK scientists in the field of lunar science and exploration, the benefits to the UK economy of actively pursuing a lunar exploration programme and the inspiration it will provide to the next generation of scientists and engineers.
The programme is:
- 14:30 Introduction – Adam Afriyie MP, Chair of the Parliamentary Space Committee
- 14:35 The role of UK science in Lunar exploration – Ian Crawford, Professor of Planetary Science, Birkbeck College, University of London
- 14:55 Lunar exploration: opportunities for technology, industry and growth – Ralph Cordey, Head of Science and Exploration, Airbus Defence and Space UK
- 15:15 Missions to the Moon: inspiring a new generation of scientists and engineers – Anu Ojha, Director of the National Space Academy programme,
- 15:35 Lunar Exploration in context – Sue Horne, Head of Space Exploration, UK Space Agency
- 15:50 Closing remarks
- 16.00 Reception and Networking
- 16:50 Close
Please RSVP to Gillian Hudson at [email protected] or on 01908 655805. If you have already registered for this meeting by sending an e-mail to [email protected] then you do not need to register again.