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The Life of Louis Pasteur by MajorTim.space 2021-2022 Young Ambassador, Myle Ali Faraz

Louis Pasteur is one of the most important scientists in history.
He discovered how microbes work and how they lead to disease.

Louis Pasteur
Photo Source – Britannica

Louis was born in France on 27 December 1822 into a poor family.  As a teenager he loved science and went on to become a science teacher and then a chemistry professor at the University of Strasbourg.

Louis and his wife had five children together, but, three of them died from typhoid fever. The death of his children led him to investigate infectious diseases in order to find a cure.

Through his research and experiments, Louis invented the practice of microbiology.
He noted that things rotted because they were reacting with microbes (germs) and realised that these microbes were responsible for illnesses.

He used this knowledge to investigate how food and drink were damaged by germs such as bacteria and mould. He discovered that heating the items killed the germs which meant they would be safer for longer. This process is called pasteurisation and is named after him.

Louis went on to help when the French silk market was under threat. He discovered that the silkworms had become diseased by microbes. When the microbes were killed the disease disappeared; this saved the silk industry.

He also modernised vaccinations and developed injections which stopped people from catching diseases.  He successfully vaccinated a child against Rabies who had been bitten by an animal infected with Rabies.

In 1887 Pasteur established the ‘Pasteur Institute’ which is still being used today to fight infectious diseases.

It is due to his discoveries of how diseases are caused and how they are killed which led to doctors washing their hands and boiling their instruments prior to surgery, meaning many more people survived surgery.

Louis died in 1895 and is buried in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris.

 

By MajorTim.space 2021-2022 Young Ambassador, Myle Ali Faraz (age 8)

MajorTim.space 2021-2022 Young Ambassador, Myle Ali Faraz – interviews Herb Baker

Herb Baker – Patron of MajorTim.space
Herb recently retired from NASA after 42 years at JSC, KSC & NASA Headquarters having worked in the Space Shuttle, Space Station & Orion program offices and managing the business office supporting Flight Operations.
He is currently on the Board of Directors for the JSC NASA Alumni League and volunteers at Space Center Houston.

 

Prince Philip: A Celebration of His Lasting Legacies

Prince Philip:  A Celebration of His Lasting Legacies

On Sunday 18th April 2021 – we celebrated the extraordinary life of Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.
This was one of the first events in memory of Prince Philip after his funeral.

 

Hosted by Amelia Jane Piper (CEO/founder of MajorTim.space).

MajorTim.space is an award winning non-profit organisation based in the UK.

 

With special guest speakers –

 

Ian Lloyd

Ian has been a professional writer and photographer for nearly two decades, producing
illustrated articles for Britain’s leading newspapers and magazines, as well as syndicating material to over 30 countries.

During this period he has photographed every member of the Royal Family as well as iconic figures from Nelson Mandela and Elizabeth Taylor to the Dalai Lama.

 

Stephanie Price

Steph is the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Director for Wales (15 years)

Responsible for the strategic Direction of the DofE in Wales. Has been involved with the DofE for 35 years as a volunteer leader, assessor and now an employee.

 

Chris Aitken

Chris is Secretary and Trustee of The Prince Philip Trust Fund

The Prince Philip Trust Fund was an initiative by the first Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, the late Sir Christopher Aston.

The Patron of the fund was Prince Philip and the Chairman is Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

 

This event consisted of our special guest speakers giving short talks.

Plus, the speakers were interviewed by two
of MajorTim.space’s Young Ambassadors –

Tom Jones (age 10) – Honorary Young Ambassador

 

Emily penman (age 14) – 2021- 2022 Young Ambassador

 

The audience were able to put their questions to our panel during the event.

 

Amelia Jane Piper, CEO/founder of MajorTim.space, “With a few technical difficulties in the beginning, the event proceeded and was a huge success.  It highlighted the importance of the Duke of Edinburgh’s involvement with charitable organisations, both large and small.   The duke was a lifelong advocate for young people.  He saw the DoFE Awards as a big step towards adulthood for the younger generations.  He believed in each individual young person’s potential.
Our Young Ambassadors did a superb job interviewing the speakers and with this being their very first live event, they did themselves proud.
The event confirmed that Prince Philip was a man determined to make an impact”.

Click here to watch the event

This year is MajorTim.space’s 5th Anniversary.

MajorTim.space –
Website – http://majortim.space/​
Twitter – @majortimspace
Facebook – MajorTim.space
YouTube – MajorTim.space

 

MajorTim.space 2021-2022 Young Ambassador, Emily Penman – interviews Dr Mark Lewney

Dr Mark Lewney
Guitar Physicist
A Senior Patent Examiner with a PhD in Guitar Acoustics
Also know as the ‘Rock Doctor’, Mark was the first ever winner of the
FameLab Competition.
He is said to be a cross between Einstein and Jimi Hendrix!

 

Prince Philip: A Celebration of His Lasting Legacies

Join us as we celebrate the extraordinary life of Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.
Sunday 18th April 2021 – 2pm

This will be one of the first events in memory of Prince Philip after his funeral.

 

Hosted by Amelia Jane Piper – CEO/founder of MajorTim.space

Amelia is an Earth Science bsc student – studying a year early.

A public speaker, science communicator, photographer, podcaster, coder,
video editor and graphics designer.

She recently won the title of ‘UKSEDS Outreach Ambassador of the Year 2020’
in recognition of her voluntary non-profit work.

 

With special guest speakers –

Ian Lloyd

Ian has been a professional writer and photographer for nearly two decades, producing illustrated articles for Britain’s leading newspapers and magazines, as well as syndicating material to over 30 countries.

During this period he has photographed every member of the Royal Family as well as iconic figures from Nelson Mandela and Elizabeth Taylor to the Dalai Lama.
Ian is a royal commentator for a variety of media outlets including BBC News, Sky News, ITV News, CBS, Fox News, BBC Radio 5, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio Ulster.

 

Stephanie Price

Steph is the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Director for Wales (15 years)
Responsible for the strategic Direction of the DofE in Wales. Has been involved with the DofE for 35 years as a volunteer leader, assessor and now an employee.

 

Chris Aitken


Chris is Secretary and Trustee of The Prince Philip Trust Fund
The Prince Philip Trust Fund was an initiative by the first Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, the late Sir Christopher Aston.
The Patron of the fund was Prince Philip and the Chairman is Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

 

 

This event will consist of our special guest speakers giving short talks.

Plus, the speakers will be interviewed by two
of MajorTim.space’s Young Ambassadors –

 

Tom Jones (age 10 ) – Honorary Young Ambassador

 

Emily Penman (age 14 ) – 2021- 2022 Young Ambassador

 

The audience will be able to ask questions to all our speakers during the event.

 

Click here to watch the event

 

This year is MajorTim.space’s 5th Anniversary.

MajorTim.space –
Website – http://majortim.space/​
Twitter – @majortimspace
Facebook – MajorTim.space
YouTube – MajorTim.space

 
 
 

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts – Week 44

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 44
Speaker – Francis French
Francis is a Space Historian and Educator.

Author of numerous bestselling history books

Celebrating International Space Day 2021
Era of human spaceflight began on 12th April 1961 – Yuri Gagarin became 1st human in space – 60 years ago

Francis tells us more about this key event in Spaceflight history…

The 10 Minute Star Striking Facts series is an engaging online outreach project to inspire all.
On Monday each week, we will feature a different speaker with a fact of their choice.

Join us every Monday at 6pm as we spike your interest and curiosity in new areas of STEM/Space knowledge in a personal and relaxed setting – perfect for people of all ages!

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts – Week 43

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 43
CELEBRATING THE 1ST ANNIVERSARY OF MajorTim.space’s 10 MINUTE STAR STRIKING FACTS SERIES!
Speaker – Dr Andy Aldrin
Andy has a background in government research, aerospace industry and academia focusing on the intersection of policy, business and academia.
He is the founder and director of the ISU Center for Space Entrepreneurship at Florida Tech.
Andy is also Director of the Aldrin Space Institute and President of the Aldrin Family Foundation, a charitable organisation.

The 10 Minute Star Striking Facts series is an engaging online outreach project to inspire all.
On Monday each week, we will feature a different speaker with a fact of their choice.

Join us every Monday at 6pm as we spike your interest and curiosity in new areas of STEM/Space knowledge in a personal and relaxed setting – perfect for people of all ages!

 

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts – Week 42

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 42
Speaker – William Foster
William’s roles at NASA –
Mission Control Center Ground Control Officer
International Space Station Ground Controller
CST-100 Lead Ground Controller
Artemis-1 Ascent Lead Ground Controller

The 10 Minute Star Striking Facts series is an engaging online outreach project to inspire all.
On Monday each week, we will feature a different speaker with a fact of their choice.

Join us every Monday at 6pm as we spike your interest and curiosity in new areas of STEM/Space knowledge in a personal and relaxed setting – perfect for people of all ages!

MajorTim.space – Young Ambassador Programme 2021

New for 2021 to Celebrate MajorTim.space’s 5th Anniversary – MajorTim.space – Young Ambassador Programme.

We’re looking for young people who are passionate about STEM to become our Young Ambassadors for 2021 – 2022.

Our Young Ambassadors will take part in very exciting activities, including – conducting interviews with professionals for our YouTube channel, visiting wonderful places to review them (Covid-19 allowing), being guests at some of our events and much more.

It’s an opportunity that will look great on your CV!

You will be the Ambassador for one year after which we will elect a new group.

There will be three age categories and we will be selecting one from each to be honoured with the prestigious ‘MajorTim.space – Young Ambassador’ title –
7-9 years
10-12 years
13-14 years

Plus, because it is our 5th Anniversary we will also be giving one young person an exclusive opportunity.
All entrants will automatically be also judged for our ‘MajorTim.space Honorary Young Ambassador’ Title.
The lucky recipient of this prestigious title will be entitled to hold their position
as ambassador until they turn 14.
This is a one-off opportunity.

Each ambassador (2021-2022 and Honorary) will receive a t.shirt stating their title.

Plus, next year when we welcome our new ambassadors, you will help present and pass on the roles – sharing your tips and advice.

The judges will be –
Herb Baker


Patron of MajorTim.space.
Herb recently retired from NASA after 42 years at JSC, KSC & NASA Headquarters having worked in the Space Shuttle, Space Station & Orion program offices and managing the business office supporting Flight Operations.
He is currently on the Board of Directors for the JSC NASA Alumni League and volunteers at Space Center Houston.

 

Dr Jackie Bell

Mathematician & theoretical particle physicist – based at Imperial College London.
A contestant on the BBC’s ‘Astronauts: Do You Have What it Takes?’ programme – She was selected from from over 3,500 applicants to take part and undertake tests similar to those used in the astronaut selection at major space agencies.
Jackie has won multiple awards for her work!
She’s from Liverpool, UK.

 

Amelia Jane Piper


CEO/Founder/manager of MajorTim.space.
Amelia is public speaker, science communicator, photographer, Podcaster, coder,
video editor and graphics designer.
A student at Open University studying Earth Science bsc a year early.
She recently won the title of ‘UKSEDS Outreach Ambassador of the Year 2020’
in recognition of her voluntary non-profit work.

 

ENTRANTS MUST BE UK RESIDENTS ONLY.
You must be at least 7 and no older than 14 on the date entries close – 3rd March 2021

 

Here is the timeline of dates –
17th February – Applications open
 
 
3rd March – Applications close
 
 
5th/6th March – Judging starts
 
 
11th March – Judging ends
 
 
13th March – Virtual Awards Ceremony
Time to be confirmed – we will email all entrants beforehand to confirm details
 
 
 

In the application form you will need to answer all questions and provide a valid phone number along with email address. (this must belong to your parents/guardians).
In the final box please provide links to any videos etc that you feel contribute to
your application – this could be a video where you explain why you’d like to be on of our Ambassadors or showing an experiment you performed recently etc.

It will make your application stronger if you include a short video.

The Application Period has now ended.

 

Terms and Conditions

Eligibility:  Open to UK residents (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) aged 7 – 14.

Entries: Only one entry per person.  All additional entries will be disqualified.

There is no cash or alternative prizes, in whole or part.
The titles are not transferable and cannot be resold.

Copyright: By entering the competition, each entrant grants the Promoter a world-wide, perpetual, royalty free, sub-licensable right and licence to use reproduce, modify, adapt, publish or display (in whole or in part) any intellectual property contained in the content of their entry, without royalty, payment or other compensation. Each Entrant agrees not to assert any moral rights in relation to such use and warrants that they have full authority to grant such rights.

Judges will not enter any conversation about judging and all decisions are final.

Any personal information that entrants share will be kept secure and only used in line with these terms and conditions.
By entering the promotion, entrants agree that their information may be used to administer the competition and winners consent to give their name for winners promotional material.

By submitting the application you are granting photo/video consent for your child.

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts – Week 41

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 41
Speaker – Jerry Stone
Jerry is a freelance space presenter.
He has been interviewed on TV and radio in the UK (including Blue Peter), USA and Romania – covering space missions to the ISS for the BBC and Sky News.
Jerry is a fellow of the British Interplanetary Society.

The 10 Minute Star Striking Facts series is an engaging online outreach project to inspire all.
On Monday each week, we will feature a different speaker with a fact of their choice.

Join us every Monday at 6pm as we spike your interest and curiosity in new areas of STEM/Space knowledge in a personal and relaxed setting – perfect for people of all ages!