UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences


'Arthur' awards for two UCL space scientists

15 October 2014

Solar flare seen by Hinode


Prof Louise Harra and Dr Lucie Green of the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) were each awarded an 'Arthur' by the British Interplanetary Society at an event held at the Royal Aeronautical Society on Wednesday.

The Sir Arthur C Clarke Awards, sponsored by the Arthur C Clarke Foundation, are awarded annually and recognise notable or outstanding achievements and contributions to all space activites.

Prof Louise Harra was awarded her Arthur in Space Achievement (Academic Study/Research) for her leadership in the UK and internationally of the exploitation of data from the Japanese Hinode spacecraft and her leadership of the upcoming EUI telescope on Solar Orbiter.

Dr Lucie Green was awarded her Arthur in Space Achievement (Outreach) for her outstanding contribution to public outreach as an ambassador for space science in the UK and her development of the MSSL public outreach programme.

Prof Alan Smith, director of MSSL said: "The awards are extremely well deserved. Both Louise and Lucie's contributions to science and outreach are a credit to themselves, MSSL and UCL."

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A solar flare on 15 May 2013, captured by the Hinode spacecraft.

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