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Self-isolation: Ask an ESA astronaut

on 26 March 2020

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) invites you to connect with ESA’s astronauts during a live event organised by the European Space Agency (ESA) on Thursday, 26 March. During the event #SpaceConnectsUs, you can hear from space explorers, artists, and scientists about how to manage ourselves and our environment as our communities battle a global pandemic.

#SpaceConnectsUs is an online event running from 16:00–21:00 CET (17:00 - 22:00 Romanian Time) on ESA WebTV and ESA YouTube. You can watch the event here.

ESA astronauts will be central to the event with Tim Peake, Alexander Gerst, Samantha Cristoforetti, Matthias Maurer, Thomas Reiter, Frank de Winne and André Kuipers among those lending their time and talents. Celebrity hosts include Professor Brian Cox, Ranga Yogeshwar and Bruce Benamran, while special guests from the creative arts will include Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory and PhD in neuroscience), actor and singer Olivia Newton-John and Paulina Chávez (The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia).

The public can also ask questions using the hashtag #SpaceConnectsUs on ESA’s social media. See if your question gets answered and find out what astronauts recommend to help you and your family through social distancing and quarantine.

The programme runs in five language segments starting at 17:00 in Dutch, followed by German (18:00), Italian (19:00), French (20:00) and English (21:00). All hours are in Romanian time.

Find more details about the broadcast here.

Image credit: ESA - S. Corvaja