Events, seminars and conferences linked to space


Image credit: Gerd Altmann


- Past events

  1. UCLouvain, the Space to .BE in the framework of the Belgian Space Week - 18/10/2022
    On 18 Octobre 2022, in the framework of the « Belgian Space Week », UCLouvain hosted a conference dedicated to Space. The conference day was held in presence of three astronauts from Dirk Frimout's flight : Robert Thirsk (Canada), Reinhold Ewald (Germany) et Anna Fisher (USA).
    During the day, students, secondary school students, scientists and the general public were able to meet Louvain4Space scientists who work on Space at UCLouvain and to discuss with experienced astronauts.
  2. A report of this activity can be found at the following link: Belgian Space week at UCLouvain
    Pictures can be found at the following link: Pictures of the Belgian Week event at UCLouvain

  3. Switch to space 2

    Second edition of the event organized by the YouSpace platform
    Switch to space conferences are a unique occasion for space professionals to bring forward their activities and meet students interested in the space sector. Furthermore, these conferences also allow students to experience all the aspects of the space sector (research, industry, applications...) and to familiarize themselves with the different jobs of the space sector.
    Where? Brussels and online via Zoom
    When? from the 5th to the 14th of October 2020
    All the video recordings of the conferences are available here

  4. Space Summer School

    Event organized by the Nuclear Center of Mol
    The Space Summer School is a multidisciplinary and international learning event for highly-motivated PhD students, early-stage researchers and professionals from a diverse range of educational and professional backgrounds (biomedical scientists, physicists, (bio-)engineers, …), with an interest in life sciences and physical & medical health challenges associated with human space exploration. It combines theoretical classes, practical exercises and technical visits in several domains related to space research and development.
    Where? SCK-CEN at Mol
    When? June 24th - July 5th, 2019

  5. SPACE Industry Day

    Event organized by the KU Leuven (Auditorium van de 2e Hoofdwet, Thermotechnisch Instituut, Heverlee)
    A series of actors of the space sector will present their panel of activities, ongoing and future projects as well as their professional profiles and job opportunities. Moments are foreseen to allow for direct contact between the participants and the industry actors.
    Where? KU Leuven
    When? 25 mars, 2019

  6. Switch to space

    Event organized by the YouSpace platform
    With Frank De Winne, Belgian astronaut, actually chief of the Center for European Astronauts of the European Space Agency (ESA) and with a great number of personalities from the Belgian space industry.
    Where? Brussels Senate
    When? 8th of October 2018

- Courses and seminars

Many courses can be linked to the space sector. Practically, not only engineers and physicists courses are the basics for space jobs, but there are also some philosophy and law courses.

  1. Seminar ELI - Mars planet

    Veronique Dehant : "EOS ET-HOME Evolution and Tracers of the Habitability Of Mars and Earth; role of UCLouvain essentially understanding the planet Mars."
    Elodie Gloesener : "Methane outgassing scenarios from subsurface clathrate hydrates on Mars."
    Where? Building Mercator B336
    When? Monday May 28th from 13h to 14h