It was lively and we are focusing down the space theme but diversifying the audience, the diverse audience is exactly what we would like to see - but there's never enough of diversity, so keep it coming.
"Space exploration often sounds very technical but the diversity in skills and people required is often much wider than what we usually associate with. Steph mentioned the need for fashion designer and material scientist in an open source space suit project (EXOSKN) at the intro talk and Chris has illustrated the diversity at the international Space University: lawyers and engineers from different cultures worked closely together to make space projects happen."
It's all about the co-learning!
With each speaker offering a hands on space project for the community to sign up to, swiftly, we will be picking up one of the three project proposal at the Launch of Space Town Hall tomorrow (8 Nov 2014) to do some DIY on orientation thruster (rocket parts).
DIY on orientation thruster is the very first "class" of Space Town Hall's learning initiative. The idea behind it is a development on our believe in learning by doing - the initiate:
"is one of the avenue we want to pilot - a "just in time" and co-learning model of learning:
- Just in time (JIT) learning - Just learn the bit you need and build on it when you need to, preferably base around hands on activities. Most of our study group is a day of workshop. Sometimes it last for a few days but the idea is you can always join at any point in time!
- Co-learning - Everyone has a skill that they can teach another, so please step forward and help teach your fellow space citizen something. "
DIY on orientation thruster is less of a class and more like a learning by hacking for a day, with just in time information that is just enough for keep the hands on work going. It was sold out but a few spaces has been released since, so don't miss the chance and RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/CitizenInventor/events/215672812/