Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)



Below are various recordings, publications and links to other resources relating to the social study of outer space.


VIRTUAL COSS talk: The Promise and Past of Space Science

Recorded 9 December 2021, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm

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LGBT Pride flag with sparkly stars

COSS HYBRID UCL Space Debate “The settlement of Mars is essential for the future of humanity”

Recorded 12 November 2021, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

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astronaut in mars type landscape, credit Nicolas Lobos on Unsplash

COSS HYBRID: Visual Artistry of Dan Curry & relationship between science-fiction & science-fact

Recorded 08 November 2021, 6:00 pm–9:30 pm

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Star Trek action figure, Photo by Stefan Cosma on Unsplash

VIRTUAL COSS talk: "Space Cannot Be the Place": a Black Nihilist Critique

Recorded 28 October 2021, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm

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Photo of Florence Okoye


Recorded 2 June 2021, 7pm–8:30pm

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Commander Truly and Mission Specialist (MS) Bluford sleep on middeck, img credit nasa.gov

What can a planet do? Planetary social thought & more-than-organic life

Recorded 5 May 2021, 2pm

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cropped section of planetary social thought book cover

Regional Museums of Space Exploration in Russia

Recorded on 28 April 2021, 7pm

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scene inside a space museum with an astronaut's suit

International women’s day with COSS ONLINE: A Celebration of Women In Space

Recorded on 8 March 2021, 7pm

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photos of participants in international womens' day at COSS event