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Gain insights to a line-up of intriguing topics that showcase the best in arts and science, and be inspired by the passion of esteemed industry leaders giving engaging presentations.

Upcoming Events


As part of Art and Science of Space Season

Sat – Sun, 21& 22 Jan | 11.30am

Join us for a unique chance to hear Indonesian artist, Venzha Christ, as he shares what triggered his fascination with space, how art has enabled him to express his curiosity and how he is reaching out to deep space from Earth. You may also wish to check out his art installation, Indonesia Space Science Society, which is an addition to the exhibition, NASA – A Human Adventure. This artwork presents radio waves from space, sent and collected through self-made radio antennae gathering precise data from astronomical objects in space.

Complimentary to ticket-holders of NASA - A Human Adventure


As part of Art and Science of Space Season

21 Jan | 2pm – 3.30pm

Expression Gallery, Level 4

As part of the Art and Science of Space season and in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Space Race, hear from prominent industry leaders as they share about their experiences in the aviation industry, advancements in aerospace innovation, and the future of human spaceflight beyond Earth.

Laurence Chin, Country Manager at United Airlines, shares some of his personal experiences working for United Airlines, a pioneer passenger carrier that has been at the forefront of innovation in the aviation industry. Hear about his impressions and memories from key moments in aviation history, and his reflection on how a significant encounter with aerospace technologies changed the course of his life.

As manned missions to Mars become closer to reality than ever, Robert (Bob) Gagne, Director at Boeing Defense Space & Security, brings exciting insights on pioneering next steps in space exploration. Learn about Boeing’s involvement in NASA’s Space Launch System, the most powerful rocket ever built for a new era of exploration beyond Earth's orbit into deep space, and be inspired by research projects benefiting humanity.



·         Welcome and introduction by Anita Kapoor, Television Host and Emcee

·         Laurence Chin, Country Manager at United Airlines

·         Robert (Bob) Gagne, Country Director, Global Sales at Boeing Defense, Space & Security

·         Q & A


Free. Register in the lobby.

Click here for the Facebook event page.

The Race To The Next 4 Billion


Tues 14 Feb | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

For the first time in Singapore, engage with Dr Dava Newman, Deputy Administrator, NASA and David Oh, Project Systems Engineer & Former Lead Flight Director, Curiosity Mars Rover, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) as they share their insight on the race to the next 4 billion - to build a satellite network capable of bringing the Internet to the estimated 4.4 billion people currently living without access to the World Wide Web. Then, learn about JPL's missions of scientific exploration that have changed the way humans conceive of the solar system and seek signs of past life on other planets.

This special panel discussion is hosted by ArtScience Museum in partnership with EmTech Asia and NASA. EmTech Asia takes place from 14 – 15 February 2017 at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands. The event examines the emerging technologies with the greatest potential to change our lives, including robotics, artificial intelligence, genome editing, cybersecurity, virtual reality and space tech. Click here to find out more. 


About the speakers

Dr Dava Newman,
Deputy Administrator, NASA

Along with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Dr Dava Newman is responsible for providing overall leadership, planning, and policy direction for NASA. Newman performs the duties and exercises the powers delegated by the administrator, assists the administrator in making final agency decisions, and acts for the administrator in his absence by performing all necessary functions to govern NASA operations and exercises the powers vested in the agency by law. Newman also is responsible for articulating the agency's vision and representing NASA to the Executive Office of the President, Congress, heads of federal and other appropriate government agencies, international organizations, and external organizations and communities. Prior to her tenure with NASA, Newman was the Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge. Her expertise is in multidisciplinary research that encompasses aerospace biomedical engineering.

David Oh
Project Systems Engineer & Former Lead Flight Director, Curiosity Mars Rover
NASA Jet Propulsion Lab

David Oh is a senior systems engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and was Lead Flight Director of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover. David led the teams that successfully flew the rover to Mars in 2012 and led the cross-cutting systems engineering team that designed, tested, and delivered the rover's core avionics, thermal, and communications systems. He is currently the Project Systems Engineer for "Psyche: Journey to a Metal World," a proposed mission that would use electric propulsion to explore the largest metal asteroid in the solar system. He received a Sc.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT in 1997.