Looking Outward, Inward, Homeward: a talk by Dr Ellen Stofan, NASA Chief Scientist

General interest seminar

Looking Outward, Inward, Homeward: a talk by Dr Ellen Stofan, NASA Chief Scientist

  • Event time: 5:30pm
  • Event date: 26th February 2015
  • Speaker: (Chief Scientist National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
  • Location: Swann Lecture Theatre, Michael Swann Building

Event details

Abstract

NASA science pushes the boundaries of our knowledge about Earth, the Solar System including our Sun, and the universe. Our studies of Earth are helping us to better monitor and model our changing climate, while exploring the planets of our solar system and planets around other stars helps to address the question 'Are we alone?'.

From research on the International Space Station into the effects of microgravity on humans to making measurements to better understand the Martian surface as a human habitable environment, NASA is well on its way, working in conjunction with our international partners, to start the next phase of human exploration.

Booking link: https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/15712619869/

Event webpage.

There wll be a reception afterwards in the Swann Building foyer (Jointly Organised with the UK Centre for Astrobiology).

Our General Interest Seminars are an opportunity for distinguished speakers to present new research in physics and related areas. The material presented is suitable for undergraduate level upwards and all members of the School are welcome to attend..

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