Things to see, people to listen to…

From Monday until Friday, ESA is running a Living Planet Symposium, looking at the ways the Earth is monitored from space and what the data tells us about the world we live in. Information from the symposium will be stuck on the website here.

On Monday, the Soyuz capsule that brought up astronauts to the International Space Station will be moved and parked on a different docking port. This is so that its present position can be used by the Progress resupply vehicle that can also be used as an extra engine to help increase the ISS’s altitude. The Progress vehicle will launch on June 30th, although NASA TV will not broadcast this. It will dock on July 2nd, which will be broadcast, as will the shifting of the Soyuz TMA-19 craft on Monday.

There’s an exhibition at the Cork Institute of Technology Blackrock Castle Observatory called Explorers of the Universe. It runs from next Friday, 2nd of July until Thursday 2nd of September. This and other events at the same venue are on the website.

A free event from 7-9pm at the City of Wolverhampton College, Wellington Road Campus, Wellington Road, Bilston, on the 8th of July will see the Science of Armegeddon discussed, in terms of asteroids; the danger they pose and the steps we have taken to mitigate the danger.

For those with an interest in science bloggers and tweeters (let’s face it, who could resist…), there’s an event called Science Blogging Talkfest 2010 at Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London on Thursday the fifteenth of July.

A discussion with Robin Ince, Brian Cox (seen here on their Radio 4 show, the Infinite Monkey Cage with a guest), Chris Addison and Ben Goldacre and others called 9 Lessons and Carols for Godless People, running on the 16th-18th of December at 7:30pm at UCL’s Bloomsbury theatre. This will be the third year running, and as in previous years is expected to sell out quickly. Tickets have gone on sale here.

Of course, if you miss these things, they sometimes become available online, such as Lewis Dartnell’s talk on his work finding ways to discover the signs of life on Mars.


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