History of Astronomy: What has the space programme ever done for us? by Mary McIntyre
It turns out that the answer to this question is: an awful lot!
Mary's talk covered all the areas that have benefited from the space programme, from solar panels to GPS, and medical innovations.
Our planet faces many climate emergencies and the satellites that orbit us are instrumental in predicting tornadoes and tsunamis and are already saving lives. So next time you talk to a relative across the globe, you can think; the space programme has done this for us!
A full video of the talk can be found here:
Pictures by Bobby Manoo and Mike Meynell