Attend a lecture in the Insights Public Lecture Programme.
Dr Alton Horsfall, Newcastle University
Thursday 19th April, 17:30-18:45
Space is the ultimate challenge and its exploration has accelerated the development of technologies that have found themselves in everyday use. This lecture will consider the challenges of making scientific measurements of the planets and their satellites. From high radiation levels and temperatures, to long-term operation in freezing temperatures and the challenge of communicating across vast distances, it considers the implications for manned missions into the great unknown.
Free admission, all seats are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
Public lectures at Newcastle University are free and open to all. The aim is to offer a programme that will inform, stimulate, entertain, and excite debate.
Many speakers are leaders in their field and all have something of special interest to convey. The lectures cover a wide range of disciplines and frequently include key contemporary issues, particularly those that affect our daily lives.
Any views expressed by speakers are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Newcastle University.
All lectures are free and open to all, with spaces allocated on a first-come first-served basis. For more popular talks an overspill room will be in operation.
Recordings of some past lectures can be found here.