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RAL Space Early Space Careers Conference 2024

May 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us on Wednesday 29th May to celebrate the future of the space sector at the RAL Space Early Careers Conference 2024. We will hear from inspiring professionals from across the space sector, explore the key skills that make a successful space career and there will also be an opportunity to share your own work with peers.

Hosted by RAL Space, this event will be held in the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Visitor Centre on Harwell Campus and there will be an optional networking session at DiSH in the evening.

The conference is aimed at anyone who feels they are early career in the space sector. Individuals from all types of space related backgrounds are welcome.

  • 09:00 – 09:30 Arrival and Registration
  • 17:00 Conference close
  • 17:00 – 20:00 Networking event

Keynote Lecture: Professor Anu Ojha OBE – Director of Championing Space, UK Space Agency

Speakers include:

  • Hugh Mortimer – Senior Research Scientist and National Laboratories Associate Director, STFC
  • Helen Johnson – Head of Skills Centre, STFC
  • Joanna Hart – Director, Space Partnership
  • Sir Martin Sweeting – Executive Chairman, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd
  • Meganne Christian – Reserve Astronaut and Commercialisation Lead, UK Space Agency and Astronaut Reserve, European Space Agency
  • Jenny Turvey – Strategic Space Policy Lead, Department for Science, Innovation and Technology
  • Oscar Gonzalez – Project Scientist, UK Astronomy Technology Centre
  • Sarah Beardsley – Director, RAL Space
  • More to be announced.

An exciting skills workshop will be run by spacecareers.uk, a non-profit organisation supporting space careers.

There will also be the chance for you to submit a poster or talk to participate in the Lightning Talks session.

Follow the link below for more details, to book your ticket, or to submit your work to the Lightning Talks.


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Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Visitors Centre – Hamilton Room Fermi Avenue Harwell Campus Didcot Oxfordshire