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Virtual Space Bar Virtual Space Bar
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    Astro Agency

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    Networking, Space Community

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Since early April the space community has been gathering online every Thursday —whiskies, beers, or cups of tea in hand— to virtually network and explore all things space with fellow enthusiasts at AstroAgency’s SpaceBar.
AstroAgency devised the SpaceBar as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a way to bring the space community together for virtual networking and engaging discussions. Like any good bar, the SpaceBar has garnered some regular patrons, as well a steady stream of new visitors — past events have had 40 to 100 participants, with discussion continuing long into the night.
All of the SpaceBar sessions —12 so far— have been held on Zoom. Participants are able to share screens, engage in polls, and use different functions to see and interact with one another — making it a more engaging environment for everyone involved, and keeping the setting as close to a physical bar as possible.
Moderators guide discussion on a variety of exciting topics, covering everything from AI and robotics to space tourism for UK rocket launches. Participants are encouraged to join panels moderated by an expert in the field and discuss the topics that appeal to them. Once the panel is over, we open it up to the audience where conversations continue to flourish.
The SpaceBar has brought together members of the space community from all over the world with diverse backgrounds and expertise. The interactive, informal format gives those who want to engage in the conversations a chance to do so rather than to simply ‘listen in’ — unlike the format of most other events. This platform is a simple, yet successful way to engage space enthusiasts and build connections until the world reopens.