Category Archives: 10 Minute Star Striking Facts

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts – Week 35

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 35
Speaker – Steve Sherman
Steve is the Chief Imagination Officer of a STEAM-based NGO in South Africa called Living Maths.
He teaches approximately 4500 students weekly in schools around Cape Town as well as the world.
Steve is passionate about sharing knowledge and empowering young people.
He knows his way around EDtech as he regularly facilitates workshops for teachers and conducts Skype and Google Hangout Interviews with participants from all over the world.
He has taught in over 200 different classrooms around the world using the internet.
Steve is a 2 x TEDx Speaker, a Microsoft Innovator Educator Expert, a recipient of the 2020 Global Teacher Award and one of only 2 Skype Master Teachers in South Africa.

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.

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts – Week 34

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 34
Speaker – Alex Lennon
Alex Lennon, MA (Cantab), MIOD, MIET, Director, Dynamic Devices Ltd – an experienced embedded systems engineer with a deep knowledge and wide experience of both software development and project management.
He has provided cutting edge hardware and software design solutions to industry within the United States and EMEA, successfully bringing a wide range of embedded and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) products to market.
His technical expertise includes the architectural design and development of embedded systems, deployment of large scale assured data delivery systems and the creation of low power, high reliability IIoT sensor devices.  Currently Dynamic Devices is providing IIoT solutions in the Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) space, including Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) with Vodafone & the roll-out of LoRaWAN with The Things Network in the North West of the UK.

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 33

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 33
Speaker – Mark McCaughrean & Alexander Milas
Co-founders of Space Rocks

Mark McCaughrean – Senior Scientific Advisor at the European Space Agency (ESA).
Responsible for communicating the scientific results from ESA’s astronomy, heliophysics, planetary and fundamental physics missions.

Alexander Milas – an erstwhile archaeologist, music journalist and editor in-chief of Metal Hammer magazine.
Founding director of Twin V Ltd as well as the World Metal Congress.

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 32

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 32
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 31

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 31
Speaker – 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.

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 30

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 30
Speaker – Joan Melendez Misner
Joan is a NASA Aerospace Integration Engineer for the Launch Services Program.
Her responsibilities include defining the requirements, verification testing and integrating systems between the Spacecraft and Launch Vehicle for all of NASA’s science exploration missions.

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 29

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 29
Speaker – Lois Huneycutt
Lois Huneycutt is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
She also an Administrator for the 19,000+ member Facebook group – Space Hipsters –
which celebrates the past, present and future of space exploration.  She helps coordinate Space Hipsters outreach and educational projects, including field trips, educational fundraising efforts and the annual prize given for the best book in the field of space history, exploration or astronomy.

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 28

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week – 28
Speaker – Herb Baker – back by popular demand!
Celebrating World Space Week
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.

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 27

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 27
Speaker – Michael Marshall
Michael is a science writer based in the UK.
His book The Genesis Quest is about how life began on Earth and is out now.

His work has been published in New Scientist, the BBC, Guardian/Observer, Nature, Spectrum and the Telegraph.

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 26

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 26
Speaker – Keith Haviland
Keith is a film producer who has made documentaries on spaceflight – especially the Apollo era and other subjects.
His projects include ‘The Last Man on the Moon’, ‘Mission Control’, ‘Armstrong’ and the Emmy-nominated ‘Chasing the Moon’.

He is also involved in helping start-up space businesses.

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!