NEW CREW ADDED! Lucy Hawking, Dominique Tipper, Sue Nelson, Shahrzad Timman and Tamsin Edwards!

Stars of science and screen added to Space Rocks London!

 

We’re very excited to add some absolutely inspirational crew to the Space Rocks London on September 21st. Award-winning science author Lucy Hawking; star of The Expanse Dominique Tipper; ESA space robot engineer Shahrzad Timman, science communicator, author and journalist Sue Nelson and climate scientist and lecturer Tamsin Edwards.

 

Author Lucy Hawking is an expert at making science accessible and has written six adventure novels in her George series for young readers – published in over 40 languages, including Zulu and Xhosa. In 2015, Lucy created the Principia Space Diary with Curved House Kids Ltd for the UK Space Agency, a book for primary students about astronaut Tim Peake’s mission to the ISS. Principia Space Diary was shortlisted in 2017 for the Arthur C Clarke award for education and outreach. Lucy is now Chairperson The Stephen Hawking Foundation. Lucy will be joining us for Session 2: Space Lab.

 

The multi-talented Dominique Tipper made her film debut in Noel Clarke’s acclaimed Adulthood and has gone on to act in many other movies. She is currently the star of one of our favourite sci-fi series, The Expanse, playing the part of Naomi Nagata. With Season Four launching December 13th, it has just been announced that the series has been picked up for a fifth season to follow! Dominique is of course a huge sci-fi fanatic herself. No spoilers! She’ll be joining us for Session 2: Space Lab.

 

We’re excited to welcome ESA space robot engineer, Shahrzad Timman.  An aerospace engineer, Shahrzad has been passionate about bringing humankind back to the moon ever since she was a child. Inspired by the Apollo 13 mission and the legendary Mission Control, she is now a PhD candidate working on Human-Robotic operations at ESA’s main technical centre. Shahrzad will be presenting a beginner’s guide to space robots for Session 1: Space Academy.

 

One of the most respected journalists in science, Sue Nelson is an award-winning radio producer,  journalist and former BBC TV science and environment correspondent. Sue has reported on science for all the BBC’s national television and radio news programmes as well as co-producing and presenting the Space Boffins podcast. In October 2018, Sue released her first book, Wally Funk’s Race for Space, the official biography of the legendary American aviator Wallace ‘Wally’ Funk which tells the story of Wally’s inspiring journey to become the first female astronaut in the early 1960s as part of the ‘Women in Space’ programme. Sue will be joining us for Session 2: Space Lab.

 

Tamsin Edwards is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography at King’s College London.  Her research studies and questions climate models and our possible future with a particular focus on how Greenland and Antarctica are responding to global warming. Tamsin regularly advises the UK Government on climate change and sea level rise and provides expert comment to national and international media. Tamsin will be joining us for Session 2: Space Lab.

 

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