BCO Events

Moon Cycle

A guided cycle through a scale model of the solar system from the Sun at Patrick's Bridge to Neptune at Blackrock Castle Observatory.

Saturday 22nd July 2017

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Rocket Launch Competition

Participants from ISU’s Engineering department are divided into international teams of four to design, construct and fly a rocket that will meet a set of difficult requirements for altitude, payload, data capture, and design style.

Sunday 23rd July 2017

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Starships of the Future

Join Simon 'Pete' Worden to discuss the Breakthrough Initiative - a scientific programme aimed at finding evidence of technological life beyond Earth.

Monday 24th July 2017

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Young Leaders in the Space Industry

In this panel, several ISU alumni will discuss their career path and how ISU helped shape their future.

Tuesday 25th July 2017

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The New Right Stuff: Fulfilling What You Came to Earth to Do

Loretta Whitesides is a 'Founder Astronaut' with a ticket for a sub-orbital spaceflight on Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship 'Unity.

Wednesday 26th July 2017

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Are We Alone in the Universe?

The internationally recognized experts in the panel will discuss some of the latest findings regarding the newly discovered planets and the possible life somewhere else in the universe.

Thursday 27th July 2017

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The Future of Education

The panel will discuss the future educational system needed to fill the jobs of the future including the space field.

Monday 31st July 2017

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Innovation Panel

This panel will take us further in an endeavour to connect and discuss common challenges, benchmark innovations, discuss analogies along various industry lines.

Wednesday 2nd August 2017

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Text, Talk and Tunes: A Night Watchman’s Journey

David Levy is an internationally renowned Canadian astronomer who is celebrating 50 years of searching the sky for comets and asteroids. Dr. Levy has discovered 21 comets, eight of them using his own backyard telescopes.

Monday 7th August 2017

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