'What has Space done for us?'

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Technical lecture
23 July 2019 18:00 - 20:00
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Description

Space programmes are often viewed as an expensive luxury, even for developed nations, and are criticised for swallowing resources that might be better spent on social needs such as hospitals. However, in the 21st century, space is inextricably part of our lives. Exploration has revealed the incredible diversity of the Solar System and helped us understand the fragility of Earth and the risks to our continued survival. Space has also become a platform for communications and other applications, without which we would now be unable to function. This talk will discuss how space exploration has been the inspiration for a thriving global space industry, which delivers important economic returns to the UK, and looks forward to exciting future exploration missions.

Joint lecture with Warwickshire Area. Free event and open to all. No need to print ticket but please book so that we are aware of number of attendees. Note early start time.

Train station is 15mins walk away. Otherwise, nearest pay and display is at Victoria Park: https://goo.gl/maps/gKs6v8dd32VQgPnn6 Map of campus is here: https://www.le.ac.uk/maps/ 

Speaker(s)

Professor Martin Barstow, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Strategic Science Projects, Director of the Leicester Institute of Space & Earth Observation, University of Leicester.

Address

Ken Edwards Building, Leics Univ
Lecture Theatre 3 Ground Floor, Ken Edwards Building
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

Contact Details

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