Space Junk: The Odds of Being Hit

Activity: Public Engagement and OutreachMedia Participation


After polluting oceans, deserts and Antarctica, mankind is saturating the near Space with satellite and rocket junk. The effect of human activities on remote places is mostly ignored by people not directly involved in monitoring and cleaning. Those who are lucky enough to holiday on remote islands in the Indian Ocean or the Caribbean may realise our impact when they see plastic bottles floating in the sea, but what about space junk? This talk introduced the topic of space debris re-entering Earth’s atmosphere, and guide the audience through the basic quantification of associated risks.
Period15 May 2018
Event titlePint of Science Festival: Drink, taste, and community: what pubs do for us
Event typeOther
LocationGlasgow, United KingdomShow on map