The KU Big Read: Space

The KU Big Read: Space

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Kingston University Penrhyn Road Campus - Town House Library

55-59 Penrhyn Road

Kingston upon Thames


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Join us for a discussion on 'The Gravity of Us' by Phil Stamper and the advancements and intricacies of 'Space' travel and research.

About this event

Please join us in person or online for an enlightening talk about 'Space' and how this relates to business and law.

'The Gravity of Us' by KU Big Read author Phil Stamper features the son of an astronaut who is selected for the first manned mission to Mars. The book offers real insight into what the space programme is like from the inside and how NASA works. For both those who remember the moon missions, and those who want to know more about the wider exploration of space, this is really interesting!

The talk will feature Dr Iain Neill Reid, associate director of science at the Space Telescope Science Institute, overseeing the Hubble’s Telescope Allocation Committee (TAC) process, and development of science policies and peer review for the James Webb Space Telescope, and Dr Pauline Parker, KU Director of MBA and Executive Education Portfolio, working with colleagues in SEC around business and space.

About the Author

Phil Stamper grew up in a rural village near Dayton, Ohio. He has a B.A. in Music from the University of Dayton and an M.A. in Publishing with Creative Writing from Kingston University.

When he first left his home state, he moved to Washington, DC. Soon after, he began his career in non-profit PR. In addition to the press releases and news stories, he began writing novels on the side.

Years later, Phil is now the bestselling author of The Gravity of Us, As Far As You’ll Take Me, and other books. Although his work is generally marketed as ‘young adult’, his books have a far wider audience. He works in author development for a major book publisher in New York City, where he lives with his husband and their dog. Golden Boys, the first book in his upcoming young adult rom-com duology, came out in February 2022. Small Town Pride, his debut middle grade novel, will be published in Summer 2022.

The KU Big Read: Space image
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