Many years ago during a trip to Alaska, I had a very deep and intimate inner experience that caused a shift within me. I was reminded that we humans are stewards and custodians of life, not owners. I was reminded that achieving great things and solving wicked problems only comes from collaboration, empiricism, transparency, inclusivity, and mutual respect.
In honor of this sacred experience and all of you who know me and have enrolled in this global vision, I, Dr. Moriba Jah have partnered with SpaceWatch.Global to kick-off a monthly new and exciting Space Café series: Moriba’s Vox Populi (Latin for “the people’s voice”) where I intend to choose topics of relevance to space safety, security, and sustainability and have an hour long “chill in a lounge chair” type conversation amongst people.
My kick-off session will be about Anthropogenic Space Objects and the tension between less dark skies for those of us on the Earth’s surface and increased space commerce and technologies that can benefit humanity. People, including astronomers, want darker skies but this is a bit at odds with launching more stuff in space. There is clearly a desire to reach a compromise, but this session will allow for some candid discussion about this, and raise awareness globally about this issue. I’m all about having inclusive dialogs!
It will be live…that keeps it real. I go unscripted and am not into luring people into traps or anything of the sort. I just want open, organic, and real dialog that connects to humanity!
My guests are:
- Dr. Elena Cirkovic – Postdoctoral Researcher, Aleksanteri Institute – Finnish Centre for Russian and East European Studies,
- Dr. Meredith Rawls – Research Scientist, Department of Astronomy University of Washington,
- Daniel Ceperley – Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of LeoLabs,
- Doug Loverro – former associate administrator of NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy.
Moriba’s Vox Populi will be a disruptor in the current growing ocean of webcasts, I can promise you that! I’m really excited! After all, I am a SpaceWatcher!
You, the audience, have a role in shaping the conversations we’re having, adding to our voices; as such you will have an opportunity to ask questions in our session.
SpaceWatch.Global is a Switzerland-based digital magazine and portal for those interested in space and the far reaching impact of the space sector.
This Space Café “Moriba’s Vox Populi” will be conducted in English. Reserve your place today.