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Past Event

What if there is a Planet B?

Adelaide Festival of Ideas

17 July

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Sat 17 July, 3.45pm - 4.45pm


Elder Hall, North Terrace, University of Adelaide


Free but registration is required.

Masks will be mandatory at all sessions


Wheelchair Accessible Venue


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A new space race is underway to lay claim to the cosmos for profit and power — even as our own world struggles to cope with the legacies of colonialism and capitalism. In light of humanity’s questionable strike rate for taking care of just one planet, what can history, 'space junk' and Antarctica tell us about developing a more considered approach to the heavens? And how can we ensure the wonders of the universe are more than an unregulated utopia for billionaire capitalists?

Speakers include: Dr Alice Gorman, Dr Lisa Bailey and Tim Jarvis AM.

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Dr Alice Gorman

Dr Lisa Bailey

Tim Jarvis AM