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Radiation Protection, How To Survive A Journey To Mars.

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Technical lecture
14 March 2023 19:00 - 21:00
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Radiation Protection, How To Survive A Journey To Mars.

 

Sussex and Surrey Area are delighted to invite you to our Radiation Protection, How to Survive a Journey to Mars talk.


As our society becomes more dependent on satellites and GPS, space weather and the radiation environment around the Earth become more important to our everyday lives. For human exploration of the Solar System, it is crucial that we develop ways to protect our astronauts from extreme space weather. We will look at how space weather has influenced the history of human space exploration and how we may have to delve into the realm of science fiction to protect the next generation of astronauts on their journey to Mars.

Our speaker Dr Elizabeth Cunningham is a nuclear physicist working at the University of Surrey for the Science and Technology Facilities Council. In a varied career studying astronomy, astrophysics and nuclear physics she has examined the exotic nuclear matter created in stars at Canada’s National Nuclear Physics Laboratory, completed her doctorate in theoretical Nuclear Astrophysics at the University of Surrey and worked as a Planetarium Astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.  She has also carried out research into the atmosphere of Saturn’s largest moon Titan at Imperial College London.

Please arrive at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start.

Free parking is available at the college.

Tea and coffee will be available prior to the lecture.

Speaker(s)

Dr Elizabeth Cunningham is a nuclear physicist working at the University of Surrey for the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

Address

East Surrey College, Auditorium
Gatton Point
London Road
Redhill
RH1 2JX
United Kingdom

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United Kingdom
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