Space conference on the launchpad

September 17 sees the start in Riga of the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC), the first such meeting of its kind to be held in Latvia. 

As previously reported by LSM, EPSC is the major European meeting on planetary science and will include hundreds of participants from NASA, the European Space Agency, leading academics and others.

Taking place at the Radisson Blu Latvija hotel the entrance to the conference will also feature a specially developed space exhibition for children, free of charge.

There will also be talks and lectures by leading astronomers and scientists that the public can attend, as well as industry events.

You can read the full program HERE and there is also a dedicated app available to help attendees co-ordinate their events. You can follow tweets from the event using the hashtag #EPSC2017

You might also like to listen to our interview from a couple of months ago with the organizer of the event, planetary scientist Amara Graps. 

Minutes from Latvia podcast 17: Amara Graps on space and scienceMike Collier/LSM

    Continuing the space theme, September 9 saw the latest launches from the team aiming to send a Latvian rocket 100km into space. A series of test rockets from amateurs and professionals alike were launched from the Cesis airstrip, which you can see in the video below.

    The main space shot is planned for next year to mark Latvia's centenary.

     

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