the study of how people have understood, conceptualized and used the phenomena in the sky and what role the sky played in their cultures, by analysing their material remains.Download
Astrobiology is the study of the origins, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe.Download
Astrochemistry is the study of the composition and reactions of atoms, molecules and ions in space.Download
Astrogeology is concerned with the geology of the solid bodies in the solar system, such as the asteroids and the planets and their moons.Download
Astronomers attempt to understand the behaviour of matter, study conditions that exist only in space and cannot be found on Earth, and discover the particles involved in those processes.Download
Astrophotography is an activity that consists in taking photographs of celestial bodies, such as stars, planets, comets, star clusters and galaxies, or events such as eclipses, transits, among othersDownload
Materials engineers use their expertise to produce specifications for, design, process and apply materials effectively.Download
Plasma physicists study plasmas, which are considered a distinct state of matter and occur naturally in starsDownload
What is the field about? A space educator is someone concerned with spreading knowledge about space to the general public.Download
Space engineers understand the principles of physics including aerodynamics, motion and propulsion, as well as fluid mechanics and other theoretical and practical topics.Download
Psychology is concerned with understanding the mental processes that drive human nature, and how human beings relate with each other and their environment.Download
Fashion is more of a business and art while space is more technical. How can these aspects be united into one concept? A career of an astronaut’s costume designer answers this question.Download
Breaking stereotypes: why is gender representation important for science communication?
Featuring contributions from:
- Wendy Sadler: Role models: for the better and for the worse? Are they effective at changing attitudes and stereotypes?
- Constanza Rojas-Molina , mathematician and illustrator: Representation of women, common places and how to escape from them.
- Carolina Doran: Reproduction of inequities in the scientific field, and the way we can stop perpetuating this.
- Peter Broks , It doesn’t have to be this way: history, boundaries and a new perspective.
Interest is not Enough
It is easy to wow people with science, but what is stopping them from pursuing a career in these subjects?
Featuring contributions from:
1.Shaaron Leverment– Explorer Dome and Our Space Our Future: Discussing the findings for the Our Space Our Future student survey and literature review
2.Samantha Borley-Institute of Physics: What are the current roadblocks that turn off students from studying physics (particularly in the space sector).
3.Clara Cruz Niggebrugge-European Space Education Resource Office: Will talk about primary and secondary school initiatives that the ESERO project has used to connect pupils with people working within industry and academia through online sessions.
4. Chris Welch– International Space University: Addressing the role that higher education and research institutes play in encouraging young pupils into the field.