Dr. David Lumb How to be a Rocket Scientist (16th Nov 2018)

Start time: 2000

Location: Seething Observatory

Host: Chris Greenfield

Dr. David Lumb How to be a Rocket Scientist

Dr. David Lumb is an expert on space science instrumentation. He has worked for 30 years on developments of X-ray and gamma-ray image sensors and optics. He has been involved in several successful astronomy projects, including NASA Chandra, and ESA XMM-Newton, for which he was the Instrument Team Leader. 
In this talk the ESA Space Scientist will discuss how and why we go into space, why we take measurements, what makes it difficult, and why it is so expensive!

Doors open at 7:30 with talks starting at 8:00, unless the room fills up earlier, in which case the talk will start sooner and depending on numbers could be repeated. Admission is Adults £3.00 Adult members £2.00 All Children £1.50 there is no need to pre book, just turn up on the night. Teas and coffee are available at the end of the talk and there will be a chance to observe through the telescopes, if the skies are clear. Talks vary in length but generally last approximately 40 minutes and are aimed at those with a general interest in astronomy. Children are welcome (recommend from about 8 years upwards.

 

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