The Next 50 Years In Space

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Date(s) - Wed, Apr 12 2017
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm BST

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Hertford Astronomy Group
The Fairway Tavern, Panshanger Golf Course
Welwyn Garden City

We’ve been flying in space since Yuri Gagarin became the first space traveller back in 1961. What will come next? Predicting the future isn’t easy – all kinds of people have failed to forsee achievements that we now take for granted. But they have also predicted things that have not taken place – bases on the Moon, humans on Mars, and holidays in space.

Jerry Stone is a freelance space presenter; he gave his first space talk when he was at school almost 50 years ago and now he does this for a living.  He speaks on a range of space topics all over the UK and abroad, he runs space workshops in schools across the UK, he is the author of “One Small Step” – a book about the Moon landings, and he is often interviewed on radio and TV – he was on both BBC News and Sky News following the death of Neil Armstrong and he covered Tim Peake’s return to Earth on Sky.

He is also leading a project at the British Interplanetary Society which is reviewing and updating space colony studies from the 1970s, in light of advances made over the last 40 years.

In “The Next 50 Years In Space” he looks at three projects that could be completed or see significant progress in the next half-century.

Come and hear a personal view of what the future may hold for us, from “one of the leading speakers on space exploration.”

This event is the April meeting of the Hertford Astronomy Group, an astronomical society in mid-Hertfordshire.  For further details about the society, visit the website at

For more information and Jerry Stone’s activities, visit his website at