Space Exploration: An Update for Earthlings
Webinar Series – 19-21 July 2022
What’s really happening in the world of space exploration? Should we be worried about the impacts of mining and human settlements on the Moon? Should the Moon be recognised as a legal entity? Will we soon be living on Mars? What impact will any of this have on humans and life on Earth? What obligations do human beings have, to care for and protect our cosmic neighbours? Who's making these decisions, and should more people have a say over the governance of space exploration?
JOIN OUR 2022 WEBINAR SERIES
Join us for three webinars that bring together space engineers, space archaeologists, space lawyers and governance experts, to provide updates about humanity’s plans for the Moon and Mars.
These events are being hosted by the Australian Earth Laws Alliance, in order to make information about space exploration and its potential impacts, more publicly accessible.
The webinars are being hosted from 19-21 July, in order to celebrate the first International Moon Day. International Moon Day was approved by the UN General Assembly in December 2021, and will be celebrated every 20 July, from 2022.
- WEBINAR 1 - Plans for the Moon and Mars - Tuesday 19 July @ 10am to 12noon AEST
- WEBINAR 2 - What impacts will space exploration and settlements have on Earth and beyond? - Wednesday 20 July @ 10am to 12noon AEST
- WEBINAR 3 - How should we govern humanity's exploration of space? - Thursday 21 July @ 7pm to 9pm AEST
Speakers will be joining us from the Australian Space Agency and institutions and universities around the world. Each webinar will feature topic experts who will speak for 10-15 mins, followed by ample time for Q&A.
- WEBINAR 1 - "Plans for the Moon and Mars" - Tuesday 19 July @ 10am to 12noon AEST
- Kerrie Dougherty, Australian Space Agency
- Mark Ramsey, Space Machines
- WEBINAR 2 - "What impacts will space exploration and settlements have on Earth and beyond? - Wednesday 20 July @ 10am to 12noon AEST
- Alice Gorman, Flinders University, Australia - 'The impacts of human space exploration on the moon, mars and beyond'
- Alyson Decker, Jus Ad Astra, USA - 'Human rights and space exploration'
- WEBINAR 3 - "How should we govern humanity's exploration of space?" - Thursday 21 July @ 7pm to 9pm AEST
- Dr Irina Chernyk, Rudyn University - updates from Russian space activities
- Professor Deen Sanders, OAM, Deloitte: Integrity, Space and Indigenous Leader
- Professor Chris Newman, University of Northumbria
- Bleddyn Bowen, University of Leicester
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WHY IS AELA INTERESTED IN SPACE EXPLORATION??
The Australian Earth Laws Alliance is interested in how we care for life on earth, and how we interact with the wider universe and cosmos. Humanity's potential plans for the Moon will have a direct impact on Earth - and Earthlings - and our exploration of Mars raises a range of ethical and other issues for humans to consider.
To stimulate discussion and wider engagement in these issues, AELA was one of the drafters of the 'Declaration for the Rights of the Moon' - visit the website to find out more - https://www.earthlaws.org.au/moon-declaration/info/
Join us as we get some real facts about what's happening in the world of space exploration.