Happy 2019!

14 January 2019 by Valeria Crowder

Da Vinci's Earthshine - Image from www.aas.org

Happy New Year!

2019 is a year of various important anniversaries, including the first 50 years since Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC.
It has also been exactly 500 years since Leonardo Da Vinci passed away. A renaissance man, revered for his creativity, technological ingenuity and artistry, Da Vinci was part of a generation in which science and technology began a cycle of mutual advancement. He gave us the illustrations for Luca Pacioli's Golden Ratio; the Codex Leicester, and earthshine....among many many other ideas and discoveries.
This year, is also the United Nations Year of the Periodic Table.

As always, we'll be updating you via our events section, of all the activities planned, for alumni only and for the general public. Try to visit that section often, so you are informed and don't miss the opportunity to attend.
If you are part of our alumni community and live abroad, or far, and would like to host a physics alumni event, please get in touch, too, as we may be able to help you organise it and cover costs.

We will shortly start producing our next Physics newsletter, so if you have any photos, anecdotes, stories or anything that you'd like to share from your time here, please contact me.

Wishing you all a year of wonder and discovery,
Best regards,

Val Crowder
Alumni Relations Officer