This Space Café WebTalk will feature Prof. Thomas Schildknecht, Director of Swiss Optical Ground Station and Geodynamics Observatory Zimmerwald and Vice-Director of Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern, Switzerland, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global.
Sustainability beyond (our) planet protection
Human-caused climate change, global pandemics, ocean acidification and species extinctions may eventually threaten the collapse of humanity, while others argue that for political or economic reasons we should allow industrial development to continue without restrictions.
Can we afford that?
What role plays space?
The current Long-Term-Sustainability Guidelines for behaviours in outer space are a start to address the issues, but how can they help the astronomy community to continue their work. Astronomers need dark and quiet skies to explore the universe.
Can we still protect this keyhole into the universe?
What is sustainability for us?
Prof. Thomas Schildknecht will offer some thoughts on that.
The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions in dialogue with Prof. Thomas Schildknecht.
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 WebTalk will be conducted in English on 1st June 2021 at 4 pm CEST.
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