Fri 24 Nov 2017 13:00
Exploring space for fun, science and profit!
In this talk, Michael Johnson, Studio Resident and Physicist will discuss the different ways he is trying to make Space exploration more accessible for all and the different ways, anyone can participate.
Space exploration used to be something only available to scientists, astronauts working at Universities and Space agencies like NASA. However these days it is possible to send your name to Mars, launch your very own spacecraft to the Moon or even help to discover exoplanets.
Opportunities exist online and around the world for absolutely anyone to get involved in exploring space for fun, science or even for a profit.
Michael Johnson will discuss how he is working on accessible low cost space exploration systems for companies, universities and space agencies around the world and the opportunities available for anyone to participate in such projects. Michael will also touch on some of his current projects, including the spacecraft that fit in your pocket, Hubble class space telescopes that fit in your gym bag and spacecrafts that print other spacecrafts in space!
This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.
Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to:firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place on a tour.