In Autumn 2017, Social Dimensions of Outer Space (SDOS) network was formed by academics across the University of Edinburgh, based on a pathway “Space Cluster” project at the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies group in 2016-17. The network brings together natural and social scientists, as well as academics and practitioners across a variety of humanities and arts disciplines.
In the past years, its membership has expanded across several Scottish higher education institutions and other organisations. The network is also developing a series of larger projects, such as the Scotland in Space collaborative publication and the Space Enlightenment Festival.
The forming of the Social Dimensions of Outer Space network was supported by the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Academic Development Action Grant.