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The Hitchhiker's Guide to Space -UK Space Agency


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Everything you want to know about space but you were afraid to ask

Date and Time

22 February 2018 - 18:00-20:00


Cardiff, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - S Wales:Wales South East local network.

About this event

IET WSE Year of Engineering Lecture Series 2018, organized by the WSE local network in order to celebrate the IET Year of Engineering - 2018. 

At the heart of UK efforts to explore and benefit from space, UK space agency is responsible for ensuring that the UK retains and grows a strategic capability in space-based systems, technologies, science and applications. 

UK space agency leads the UK’s civil space programme in order to win sustainable economic growth, secure new scientific knowledge and provides benefit to all citizens.

Responsibilities of UK Space Agency

·         Leading the UK civil space policy and increasing the UK contribution to European initiatives

·         Building a strong national space capability, including scientific and industrial centres of excellence

·         Co-ordinating strategic investment across industry and academia

·         Working to inspire and train a growing, skilled UK workforce of space technologists and scientists

·         Working on national and international space projects in co-operation with industry and academia

·         Regulating the UK civil space activities and ensuring we meet international treaty obligations


18:00 - 18:30  Refreshments and Networking

18.30 - 19:30  The Talk

19:30 - 20:00  Drinks and Networking

Continuing Professional Development

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Additional information

Speaker –

Tony Forsythe 
Education and Skills Programme Manager

UK Space Agency


Registration information

This is a free event open to the public. Prior registration is not essential, but is very helpful for us to plan the event.  


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