Explore the importance of protecting the near space environment.

Join Prof Andy Lawrence from The Royal Observatory Edinburgh and eminent photographer Max Alexander for an exploration of the central role that space plays in our everyday lives.

Learn about the increasing threat of space debris and why studying the skies is of vital cultural and economic importance. Discover the people and technology that are working to protect this fragile environment and how unconstrained growth may put both space activity and astronomy at risk.

This discussion is centred on the themes of Max Alexander’s major photography exhibition, Our Fragile Space, viewable throughout the Festival at the foot of the Mound.

Presented by Royal Observatory Edinburgh and Royal Society of Edinburgh