Yesterday, the 21st of September 2019, I went to a space festival called Space Rocks. It was at the indigo at the O2. I only went to session 2 but I still had access to the space lounge where I got a bunch of freebies. I got a badge, keyring, mouse mat, poster, leaflets, postcards and the bag itself. I also bought a core of a meteorite that is 4.6 billion years old. Session 2 was pretty good. The session was various pairs of people talking about different subjects.
The first pair was Tim Peak and Tamsin Edwards (climate scientist) talking about the climate crisis. Next, was Chris Lintott (of Sky at Night fame) and Lucy Hawking (Stephen Hawking’s daughter) talking about how to get the public involved with science. This was my favourite conversation.
The third pair was Dominique Tipper (actress) and Sue Nelson (science broadcaster) talking about women in science and sci-fi. Lastly, Jason Issacs (actor) and Mark McCaughrean (director at ESA) talked about the relationship between science and sci-fi.
Here are some pictures of my 4.6 billion-year-old rock.