16th Appleton Space Conference
02 Oct 2020



This major space conference celebrates the latest advancements in space science, Earth observation and technology development.

RAL Space logo rising above the Earth



The first virtual Appleton Space Conference will take place on Thursday 3rd December and will celebrate the latest advancements in space science, Earth observation and technology development.​

This year's online event will feature virtual networking, exhibitions and opportunities to meet and connect in a virtual conference space.​

Confirmed speakers:

Dr Graham Turnock, Chief Executive Officer, UK Space Agency

Josef Aschbacher, Director of Earth Observation Programmes, ESA

Prof Karen Olsson-Francis, Director of Astrobiology, Open University

Dr Anne Grete Straume-Lindner, Aeolus Mission Scientist, ESA

Prof Mark McCaughrean, Senior Advisor for Science and Exploration, ESA

Prof Christopher Newman, Northumbria Law School, Northumbria University

Dr Sarah Beardsley, Head of Space Engineering Technology, STFC RAL Space

Christopher Jenkyn-Watkins, Apprentice, STFC

Kate Winfield, Environmental Data Scientist, STFC RAL Space

Dr Karen Salt, Deputy Director for Culture and Environment at UKRI

Dr Helen Brindley, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College

Dr Martin Crook, STFC Technology Department

Dr Nicola Fox, Director Heliophysics Division, NASA

Dr Anna Hogg, UAF and Co-Director of SENSE, University of Leeds

Dr Heidi Hammel, Vice President for Science, AURA, Inc.

Dr Mark Parrington, Senior Scientist, Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, ECWMF

Mark Boggett, CEO, Seraphim Capital

Diance Gilpin, Founder and CEO, Smart Green Shipping Alliance

Richard Franklin, Managing Director, Airbus Defence and Space (UK) Ltd

Nick Shave, Chairman, UKspace

16th Appleton Keynote Lecture; The Nature of Quantum Reality and Why We Should Care. Prof Jim Al-Khalili, Professor of Theoretical Physics and the Public Engagement in Science, University of Surrey

​For more information please contact: RAL Space Events