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Happy Birthday Tranquility Base
July 22, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Only 24 humans have ever gone to the Moon. Only twelve of those
have walked on the surface of our nearest neighbour. One brought some tartan
along for the ride. Journey with a space-race geek who never got to see a
Saturn V fly and still won’t forgive himself for missing a Space Shuttle
launch. How did we do it? Why did we do it? What the heck does “SCE to AUX”
About the Speaker:
Alastair completed his astronomy PhD last year and now works at
the Royal Observatory Edinburgh. He currently splits his time between
researching active galaxies and working for the James Webb Space Telescope UK Public Engagement Campaign.
Doors at 7.15, kickoff at 7.30
This is event is free to attend, although we will be asking for donations at the end of the talk. Participants are under no obligation whatsoever to donate, however please rest assured that the money we collect doesn’t end up in anyone’s pocket – it is used to fund our overhead costs, and travel/accommodation for our speakers who come from further afield.
Accessibility: As per the policy of the Admiral Bar, access to the venue “can only be provided to patrons who are sufficiently mobile and capable of independently evacuating premises, or with the minimum of assistance”. Unfortunately, this leaves the basement inaccessible to most wheelchair users.