“2018 Year of Engineering” – “Engineering Week” - “Space Engineering”

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Careers & education
09 October 2018 10:30 - 12:30
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"Engineering and Space"
The human race’s earliest interest in Space was due to our inherent curiosity of Things; to understand Earth’s place in the Cosmos.

As well as routinely sending exploratory instruments into orbit around Earth and to the neighbouring planets, to further satisfy our curiosity, we now also use orbiting satellites and the International Space Station to support many of our basic daily activities on Earth; communications, navigation, entertainment, weather forecasting, medical and biological research. Observations of Earth from Space now also allow us to better understand the natural processes on the planet and more importantly how our activities are affecting these.

The UK Space Agency projects the global space related market to be worth £400bn by 2030.

Join us for this event at the Armagh Planetarium to hear first-hand from people working in Space related industries, about the exciting and varied projects that companies in Ireland, North and South, are working on to support our presence in Space, why the young people in school today are important for the future growth of the Space Sector throughout the UK and Ireland and the career opportunities that are available.

"Engineering Week" - Full Programme of Events

The programme of events will include the following however, for the details of each individual event please see the specific event page on the Near You website:

“Space Engineering” - Tuesday 9th October – Armagh Planetarium

“Engineering and Biodiversity” - Thursday 11th October – Malone House, Barnett Demesne

“Aerospace Manufacturing” - Monday 15th October – Ashby Building and NI Technology Centre

“Diversity in Engineering” - Tuesday 16th October – Malone House, Barnett Demesne

“Biomedical Engineering” - Wednesday 17th October – Wellington Park Hotel

"Electric and Hybrid Vehicles” - Thursday 18th October – Wellington Park Hotel

As the primary objective of the “Engineering Week” is to showcase Engineering to young people, the Committee asks and encourages all IMechE members to bring their own young people to the events but also to tell their wider family members, friends and associated teachers about them.


This event has been organised by the IMechE in collaboration with: The Armagh Planetarium; Robert Hill, Director - NI Space Office; Conor Sheehan, Commercialisation Manager - Enterprise Ireland; Companies working in the Space Sector - 3DEO, Arralis, ADS, Kx & ENBIO;


Armagh Planetarium
College Hill
BT61 9DB
United Kingdom

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