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March 26 – Apr 1, 2012 / Vol 31, No 13 / Hawai`i Island, USA

23 Mar 2012, 21:31 UTC
March 26 – Apr 1, 2012 / Vol 31, No 13 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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UKSEDS 2012, RAS Events Advance Britain Space, Astronomy Plans

The international space community will converge at several events in an effort to advance space initiatives in Europe. On March 31 – April 1, the United Kingdom Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (UKSEDS) will hold the ‘24th UKSEDS Annual 2012 Conference’ in Kent UK. SEDS, the world’s largest student space organization, currently has more than 60 branches worldwide. This year’s event will feature 2 days of talks ranging from astrobiology and space planes to space settlement and rockets. Representatives from various space industries will be on hand to offer potential graduate jobs, internships and postgraduate research. On Mar 27-30, The Royal Astronomical Society along with the German Astronomical Society will hold the ‘2012 National Astronomy Meeting’ at the University of Manchester. Over 600 participants are expected to attend the event which will feature 290 posters and 469 talks. Plenary lectures will be given by University of Colorado Professor Fran Bagenal (CR) on ‘Probing the Interior of Jupiter: NASA’s Juno Mission,’ and Max Planck Institute Scientist Michael Kramer on ‘The Square Kilometer Array.’ The British Interplanetary Society and West England Metals and Materials Association will host a talk on ...

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