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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!

 

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts – Week 40

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 40
Speaker – Emily Carney
Emily is a spaceflight historian.
She runs the ‘This Space Available’ blog.
In 2011, Emily founded the extremely popular Facebook group – Space Hipsters.
She is also the co-host of ‘Space and Things’ podcast – devoted to the exploration of space.
For the 40th video, Emily remembers our former patron – Apollo 15 astronaut, Al Worden.

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 39

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 39
Speaker – Karin Brunnemann
Karin has degrees in Business Information Systems as well as Psychology and is currently finalizing her PhD in Management.
She has also taken numerous courses in the field of space exploration.
Karin has been working as an international project manager for more than 25 years and shares her knowledge as a consultant, trainer and business coach.
She is currently working as a flight planner and intercultural trainer for the Austrian Space Forum and as project manager at Borospace, a Slovak start-up building suborbital rockets and developing hybrid rocket fuel for ESA.
She is consulting small space companies preparing for growth.

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 38

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 38
Speaker – John Gould
John Gould is a spaceflight writer and historian from Florida.
Growing up near Kennedy Space Center, he always dreamt of participating in the space industry.  In his early 20s, he started his website, livingspace.earth, telling the stories of his adventures in and around the spaceflight and its unique community.
Now working as a Communications Specialist for NASA, John helps to communicate NASA’s activities and projects – achieving his childhood dream of being part of an organisation that explores the next frontier – space.

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 37

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 37
THE FIRST VIDEO OF 2021!
Speaker – Professor Chris Lintott
Chris Lintott is a professor of Astrophysics, based at Oxford University.
He is co-founder of both Galaxy Zoo and Zooniverse.
As Principal Investigator of the Zooniverse, Chris leads a team who run the world’s most successful citizen science projects.
A passionate advocate of the public understanding of science.
Best known as co-presenter of the BBC’s long running Sky at Night programme.

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!