Space Night aims to shine the light on the dynamic and multidisciplinary Harvard and MIT space community. The event will kick off with two 20-minute state-of-the-art talks on Mars, Moxie and MIT by Astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman and on 20 Years with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, From First Light to Virtual Reality by Professor Kim Kowal.
These talks will be followed by 3 panels of lightning talks dedicated to Harvard and MIT's exciting new space curriculum and space student groups, as well as a panel on career paths in the private space sector. Each panelist will have 180 seconds to convey the core of their role, followed by a 10-minute Q&A panel. An hour meet-and-greet will directly follow the 3rd and last panel of the night, so that the public and speakers can interact and celebrate together Harvard’s first Space Night!