Cian's Journey to Space University

Hi there!

My name is Cian O'Regan, I am 21 years old, and this summer I will be heading to the Netherlands for nine weeks to study at the International Space University's Space Studies Program 2018 (SSP18) from 25 June – 24 August 2018.

From a very young age I developed a keen interest in space exploration and astronomy. I am a third year Business Information Systems student at University College Cork and work part-time at Blackrock Castle Observatory. When I finish college, I want to work in the space industry in any way possible.

Attending SSP18 will be the perfect launchpad for me to do just that!

SSP is a nine-week long, multidisciplinary, graduate-level professional development program with a highly multinational community of students, alumni and staff. I will find myself surrounded by experts consisting of astronauts, academics, entrepreneurs and physicians who are amongst the top in their global respected fields.

This is a prestigious and highly sought-after opportunity to network with the best and the brightest of the global space industry.

It truly is the opportunity of a lifetime, and unlike any other adventure I've ever planned before!

With that said, the cost of attending SSP is expensive. The total cost of attending the Space Studies Program is €18,500, so I'll need your generous support to make it happen.

Right now, I'm seeking €4,000 to start off my campaign.
Any contribution, no matter how big or small is greatly appreciated.

Anyone that donates €25 or more will receive a hand-written thank-you letter from myself and a mounted photographic print of their choice - like this shot I took of the International Space Station - from my website

Those kind enough to donate €50 will receive a letter, a mounted photographic print as well as a random item from my personal space memorabilia collection.

Anyone who's crazy enough to donate €100 or more will receive all of the items mentioned above and a big hug from myself!

All donations will be used for the cost of living and tuition at the International Space University.

Thank you in advance for your generous contributions. I look forward to sharing details of my space adventure with you!
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    • €100 
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  • Ryan Fitzgerald 
    • €50 
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Cian O'Regan 
Cork, IE
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