How To Be a Rocket Scientist
lecture at the University of Leicester could be a dream come true for some
people when the challenge of becoming a rocket scientist is explained.
video footage of scientists at work on a space mission will be shown at the
annual Faculty of Science lecture to be given by Dr Martin Barstow of the
world-renowned Physics and Astronomy Department.
Barstow, who takes up his Professorship in April, is a fellow of the Institute
of Physics, receiving the NASA group achievement award in 1991.
said: “Following the Columbia shuttle disaster, there has been fresh interest
in space exploration and the lecture is an opportunity to see behind the scenes
of a preparatory flight into space. Using exclusive video footage, the audience
will be able to follow the story of a group of British researchers preparing for
the launch of a new telescope to view a dying white dwarf star.”
Barstow will examine why it is necessary to go into space and elaborate on how
it is done.
University of Leicester houses Europe’`s biggest academic space research
centre and is a co-founder of the £52million National Space Centre.
lecture, which is free and open to the public, takes place on Thursday, March 13
at 7pm in Lecture Theatre 1 of the Ken Edwards Building, University of
For more information please contact Dr Martin Barstow on 0116 252 3492.
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