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Astrosat CEO tells pupils to reach for the stars

Space technology company Astrosat has enhanced its position at the forefront of the commercialisation of the space sector by inspiring the next generation of space leaders.

Careers Hive, a brand new project by EISF (Edinburgh International Science Festival), is offering students in Secondary 1 to 3 a new way to look to the stars. The talks are aimed at encouraging uptake in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) subjects.

The Careers Hive will run over five days from the 29th of February to 4th of March 2016 at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Attendance is free, and the sessions run daily at 10am, 11am and 1pm.

On March the 4th the CEO of Astrosat Steve Lee will be addressing three thousand students to give a talk on the opportunities available in “new space” for those pursuing careers in STEM. Having guided Astrosat to multiple prestigious European space prizes, most recently the 2015 Copernicus Masters, Steve is well placed to encourage the next space leaders.

As an award-winning astrophysicist and astronautical engineer, as well as a proven innovator and entrepreneur, Steve will be one of the event's main speakers.

The focus of the talks will be upon the challenges of space faced by scientists, engineers, and even artists in a booming industry. Astrosat’s innovative use of earth observation data has created solutions to existing problems, and enabling many disparate industries to “future-proof” their investments.

The 24-strong company which includes astronautic experts, oceanographers and geoscientists, has adapted space technology for the immediate benefit of a huge variety of users, including local authorities, emergency services, environmental agencies, power stations and infrastructures operators.

Steve has been a regular speaker at a number of EISF and EICC InnovationSpace conferences, and the theme of inspiring young people to join the space sector has been a refrain of his talks. An adamant believer in the mantra “it’s not rocket science”, Steve will be looking to show students that the sky is no longer the limit in Scotland.

For further information, contact Steve Lee or Alan McLarney, Stevenson Astrosat, 1 Summers House, Eskmills Station Road, Musselburgh, Edinburgh EH21 7PB. www.astrosat.biz. info@astrosat.biz