At 7pm on Wednesday 12 October, Professor Mark McCaughrean will deliver a lecture on 'ESA's Big Year in Space Science 2016'.
ESA's Big Year in Space Science 2016
The European Space Agency operates and is partner in a fleet of spacecraft studying the Sun, exploring the Earth's magnetic field, orbiting Mars, Saturn, and Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and collecting photons across the electromagnetic spectrum, from corners of the Universe near and far. This talk will present key recent results from ongoing missions, including the Milky Way surveyor Gaia and the gravitational wave technology testbed LISA Pathfinder. It will also look forward to two big solar system events, as Rosetta ends its mission with a controlled impact on the surface of Comet 67P in September, and ExoMars 2016 puts its entry, descent and landing module onto the Red Planet in October.
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