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An Evening with the Planets 2018, with Dr Suzie Imber: 15 Oct

Start: Oct 15, 2018 06:00 PM
End: Oct 15, 2018 08:00 PM

Location: UCL Harrie Massey lecture theatre

An Evening with the Planets

The Centre for Planetary Sciences at UCL/Birkbeck welcomes you to: An Evening with the Planets 2018!

Monday 15 October 2018,  6.00pm – 8.00pm, Harrie Massey lecture theatre, UCL.

This year, we are delighted to host Dr Suzie Imber, Associate Professor in Space Physics at Leicester University and winner of BBC2 series ‘Astronauts: Do you have what it takes?’, as keynote speaker at our annual outreach event. The evening will also include talks highlighting some of the world-class planetary research being carried out at the Centre for Planetary Sciences at UCL/Birkbeck, and an opportunity to put your space and planetary questions to the speakers. 

Dr Suzie Imber

Suzie Imber is a space physicist, a high-altitude mountaineer and explorer, and the winner of the BBC2 series ‘Astronauts: Do you have what it takes?’.  In her talk she will discuss her journey into becoming a scientist, and the challenge of juggling her career with training as an elite athlete.  In 2016 she used the University supercomputer to discover many unclimbed mountains in the Andes, and every year sets off to scale more of these peaks, sometimes even finding Incan ruins on the summits!  Suzie is a co-investigator on one of the instruments heading to Mercury on board the BepiColombo spacecraft, launching in October, so she will talk a little about the instrument, the mission, and the unanswered questions surrounding Mercury’s composition, evolution and magnetic field.  Finally,  Suzie will present some of the challenges she faced as part of the BBC Astronauts series, and where the journey has taken her since the show.

Places are limited, so be quick to sign up for your *free* tickets here: http://Bit.ly/planeteveningPlease note that people will not be allowed in without a ticket, unless we are certain there are seats available due to no-shows.


18:00 - Welcome and introduction to the Centre for Planetary Sciences at UCL/Birkbeck

Searching for life on Mars - Jacqueline Campbell, UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory

The wonderful world of comets from the eyes of the European Rosetta mission - Mohamed Ramy El-Maarry, Birkbeck Earth and Planetary Sciences

Brave new worlds: A virtual journey to the planets of our galaxy - Giovanna Tinetti, UCL Physics and Astronomy

19:00 - Adventures in Space - Suzie Imber, University of Leicester

19:45 – Q&A 

20:00 – Event close

** Applications are still welcome for our MSc in Planetary Science.  See also our Facebook page ** 

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