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Space Sector Seminars 

All staff, alumni and prospective students welcome. 

Seminars are held on Friday at 1pm in the Science Hub, Room H2.12. Exceptions will be noted below closer to the date. 

2017/18  

Fri 1 Dec    Legal Challenges posed by the Commercialisation of Space  Dr Zeldine O'Brien Barrister at Law

Fri 24 Nov  A Beginner's Guide to Space Law  Dr Zeldine O'Brien Barrister at Law 

Fri 17 Nov  High Energy Astrophysics  Dr John Quinn  UCD School of Physics

Fri 10 Nov  High Thrust Apogee Engine Development  Dr Ronan Wall  Nammo

Fri 27 Oct  CubeSat & UKube Overview  Dr Ronan Wall  Nammo

Fri 20 Oct  A Pipeline for the James Webb Space Telescope  Dr Paddy Kavanagh  The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies 

Thu 19 Oct  18:30 (H2.22)  Brave new worlds: the planets in our galaxy  Prof Giovanna Tinetti  University College London

Fri 13 Oct   In-situ X-ray studies of metallic alloy solidification in microgravity  Dr David Browne  UCD School of Mechanical Engineering 

Fri 6 Oct     Instrumentation for Space-based Astrophysics  Dr Colm Bracken The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies 

Fri 29 Sept  How do I win the best internship for me?  Carla Naltchayan, UCD College of Science Internship Manager  

Fri 22 Sept  Island-hopping my way through a space science career  Dr Sinead McGlynn  Parameter Space 

Fri 15 Sept  UCD Space MSc: Where Are They Now?  Mr Conor O'Toole  ESA and NASA Internships

 

2016/17  

Fri 2 Dec  Why Put KIDs in Space?  Prof Tom Ray  The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies 

Fri 25 Nov  UCD Space MSc: Where Are They Now?  Mr Dan Vagg, MSc  Parameter Space Ltd

Fri 18 Nov  Thermo-Optical Coatings for Space  Dr Kevin Doherty  EnBio Ltd 

Fri 11 Nov  Legal Challenges posed by the Commercialisation of Space  Dr Zeldine O'Brien Barrister at Law 

Fri 4 Nov  A Beginner's Guide to Space Law  Dr Zeldine O'Brien Barrister at Law 

Fri 28 Oct  Photon Detectors for Space Applications  Dr Giuseppe Vacanti  Cosine Measurement Systems 

Fri 21 Oct  CubeSat & UKube Overview  Dr Ronan Wall  MOOG-ISP

Fri 7 Oct   NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations  Dr Marc Ó Gríofa, Chief Medical/Technology Officer, Noninvasive Medical Technoligies Inc.,  RTÉ's Morning Ireland  

Tues 4 Oct  Gamma-Ray Astrophysics: Playing Detective with the Universe  Dr Antonio Martin-Carrillo  UCD School of Physics

Fri 30 Sept  Instrumentation for Space-based Astrophysics  Dr Colm Bracken UCD School of Physics

Fri 23 Sept  How do I win the best internship for me?  Carla Naltchayan  UCD College of Science Internship Manager 

Fri 16 Sept  UCD Space MSc: Where Are They Now?  Mr Conor O'Toole  ESA and NASA Internships

 

2015/16 

Fri 27 Nov  Space Qualified COTS Data Handling for ESA's IXV Mission  Mr Danny Gleeson, MSc  Curtiss-Wright

Fri 20 Nov  Gyroscopic Control  Dr Alberto Torasso  InnaLabs Ltd 

Fri 13 Nov  High Thrust Apogee Engine Development  Dr Ronan Wall  MOOG-ISP

Fri 6 Nov  Photon Detectors for Space Applications  Dr Giuseppe Vacanti  Cosine Measurement Systems

Mon 2 Nov ESA's Rosetta Mission: Landing on a Comet  Mr Laurence O'Rourke  European Space Agency - ESAC

Fri 23 Oct  Space Business Experience  Mr David Gibbons, MSc  OCE Technology 

Fri 16 Oct  Physiological Effects of Prolonged Exposure to Microgravity  Prof Brian Caulfield  UCD Physiotherapy  

Mon 12 Oct  Gamma-Ray Bursts and their Progenitors  Dr. Andy Fruchter  Space Telescope Science Institute 

Fri 9 Oct  Legal Challenges posed by the Commercialisation of Space  Dr Zeldine O'Brien Barrister at Law 

Fri 9 Oct  The Violent Deaths of Massive Stars  Dr Morgan Fraser  Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge 

Fri 2 Oct  A Beginner's Guide to Space Law  Dr Zeldine O'Brien Barrister at Law 

Thu 1 Oct  High Energy Astrophysical Neutrinos with IceCube  Prof. Ignacio Taboada  Georgia Institute of Technology 

Fri 25 Sept  Thermo-Optical Coatings for Space  Dr Barry Twomey  EnBio Ltd

Fri 18 Sept  CubeSat & UKube Overview  Dr Ronan Wall  MOOG-ISP

Fri 11 Sept  UCD Space MSc: Where Are They Now?  Mr Dan Vagg, MSc  Parameter Space Ltd 

 

2014/15 

Tue 7 Apr  Gaia, The Billion Star Galactic Surveyor  Dr. Gráinne Costigan  Leiden University, The Netherlands

Fri 27 Feb  Recollections of a Life on a Planet  Emeritus Prof Denis O'Sullivan  Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies 

Fri 30 Jan  CubeSat & UKube Overview  Dr Ronan Wall  MOOG-ISP

Mon 12 Jan  The Hot and Energetic Universe with the Athena X-Ray Observatory  Prof Luigi Piro  IAPS/INAF Rome, Italy

Mon 24 Nov  The Rosetta Mission and its Lander Philae  Prof Susan McKenna-Lawlor  Space Technologies Ireland Ltd 

Mon 17 Nov  High Thrust Apogee Engine  Dr Ronan Wall  MOOG-ISP 

Mon 10 Nov ESA's Cosmic Vision  Prof Lorraine Hanlon UCD School of Physics 

Mon 3 Nov  The Legal Challenges posed by Advances in Space  Dr Zeldine O'Brien Barrister at Law 

Mon 20 Oct  Software Development for ESA's INTEGRAL Mission  Dr Kevin Nolan  Institute of Technology Tallaght

Mon 6 Oct  Active Surface Processes on Mars  Dr Mary Bourke  Trinity College Dublin School of Geography

Mon 22 Sept  Photon Detectors for Space Applications  Dr Giuseppe Vacanti, Cosine Measurement Systems  

 

2013/14 

Mon 14 Apr  Qualification for Space  Mr Danny Gleeson  Curtiss-Wright 

Fri 11 Apr  The Business of Space  Prof Louis Brennan  Trinity College Dublin School of Business 

Thur 6 Mar  ESA's GAIA Mission  Prof Michael Perryman  Adjunct Professor, UCD School of Physics

Mon 3 Mar  Mars, a Cosmic Stepping Stone  Dr Kevin Nolan  Institute of Technology Tallaght

Mon 17 Feb  The Hot X-ray Universe as seen by XMM-Newton  Dr Antonio Martin-Carrillo  UCD School of Physics

Mon 10 Feb  Space Instrumentation for Astrophysics Research  Dr Creidhe O'Sullivan  NUI Maynooth

Tue 28 Jan  Future Technologies  Dr Brian Shortt  European Space Agency 

Mon 27 Jan  Microgravity Engineering  Dr David Browne  UCD School of Mechanical Engineering 

Mon 27 Jan  CubeSat & UKube Overview  Dr Ronan Wall  MOOG-ISP

Mon 25 Nov  James Webb Space Telescope  Prof Tom Ray  The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Mon 18 Nov  High Thrust Apogee Engine?  Dr Ronan Wall  MOOG-ISP

?Mon 11 Nov  Earth Observation Data in the Marine Environment  Dr Charlotte O'Kelly  Techworks Marine Ltd

Mon 4 Nov  Control of Flexible Structures in Space  Dr Willi O'Connor  UCD School of Mechanical Engineering

Mon 21 Oct  Earth Observation in Ireland  Dr Barry Fennell  Enterprise Ireland

Mon 14 Oct  Satellite Communications  Mr Rory Fitzpatrick  National Space Centre Ltd

Fri 11 Oct  Telecoms R&D for the Physical Layer at ESA  Dr Pantelis-Daniel Arapoglou  European Space Agency 

Mon 7 Oct  Recent Environmental Changes on Mars  Dr Colman Gallagher  UCD School of Geography 

Mon 30 Sept  The Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope  Dr Valerie Connaughton  NASA and University of Alabama, USA 

Mon 23 Sept  Thermo-Optical Coatings for Space  Dr John O'Donoghue  EnBio Ltd

Mon 16 Sept  ESA's Solar Orbiter mission  Prof Peter Gallagher  Trinity College Dublin School of Physics