Happy Birthday Tranquility Base

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Unfortunately Dr Richard McCracken is unable to give our September talk on Exoplanets, which he will give another time. Fortunately Dr Alastair Bruce of the Royal Observatory Edinburgh will give us a talk entitled “Happy Birthday Tranquility Base”.

“Only 24 humans have ever gone to the Moon. Only twelve of those have walked on the surface of our nearest neighbour. One brought some tartan along for the ride. Journey with a space-race geek who never got to see a Saturn V fly and still won’t forgive himself for missing a Space Shuttle launch. How did we do it? Why did we do it? What the heck does “SCE to AUX” mean?”

Alastair completed his PhD last year and currently works at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh. He currently splits his time between researching active galactic nuclei and working for the James Webb Space Telescope UK Public Engagement Campaign.

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Visitors are welcome at our meetings, but because of the popularity of our talks, visitors must register for a free ticket as visitor spaces are limited. Visitors can also leave after the main talk or are welcome to stay on for the rest of the meeting. Tickets will go live 1 month before the event.

Also at our meetings:

  • What’s in the night sky this month
  • Overview of astronomy and space news
  • Occasional member presentations