BPhO lecture: SPACECRAFT I HAVE KNOWN AND LOVED

Date: 
26 Apr 2018 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
The Royal Society: 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
Audience: 
Schools (secondary)

We are pleased to invite BPhO schools to attend our second open lecture at the Royal Society. Schools may bring up to 10 students from Year 10-12.

Please register your interest here: http://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/my-forms/bpho-lecture-booking.

SPACECRAFT I HAVE KNOWN AND LOVED

Professor John Zarnecki, The Open University,
President of the Royal Astronomical Society

During a 35 year career in Space research, I have been fortunate to have been involved in some iconic missions of space research. These have ranged from sounding rockets, which give a few minutes only above the Earth’s atmosphere through to the Earth’s orbiting Hubble Space telescope, and missions of exploration such as Giotto to Comet Halley and Cassini –Huygens to the Saturnian system. I shall give a scientific and personal account of these and other space missions.

Speaker profile

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Image credit: http://sen.com/blogs/john-zarnecki

Jan Charles "John" Zarnecki, FRAS FInstP, is an English space science professor and researcher. Since 2013, Zarnecki has been a Director of the International Space Science Institute (Berne, Switzerland). Between 2004 and 2013 he was a Professor of Space Science (now Emeritus) at the Open University, having previously been a professor and researcher at the University of Kent.

Zarnecki has taken part in several high-profile space probe missions and is an expert on space debris, space dust and impacts. He was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2014,[2] and became President of the Royal Astronomical Society in May 2016, having been Vice-President from 2009 to 2011 and President Elect for the year from May 2015.

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