China has announced major plans for a lunar base and further exploration of the Moon. Right now, their advanced Lunar Rover is on its way there, due to land on Saturday.
The Irish Astronomical Association is delighted to announced that renowned space expert, writer and broadcaster, Leo Enright, will give a special public lecture in Queen's University on Wednesday 11 December.
Leo is well known as an expert on all matters relating to space, with extensive contacts will all the big national space agencies, and is equally well-known for his inimitable lecturing style.
Leo will take us step by step through the historic landing of China's moon rover (Yutu, or Jade Rabbit) – the first soft-landing on the Moon in almost 40 years. He will reveal the likely landing site and take us minute-by-minute through the landing sequence, which is to culminate in a touchdown at 15:35 on Saturday next, December 14th.
Leo has been writing, lecturing and broadcasting about space exploration for almost 5 decades. He is a regular contributor to RTE, BBC, UTV, and all the major and local radio stations throughout the island of Ireland, and further afield. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy.
This lecture will be the most comprehensive briefing yet offered to a public audience anywhere.
The lecture is in the Bell Lecture Theatre, Physics Building, Queen's University, Belfast. ADMISSION IS FREE, but this talk is sure to be very popular, so come early. Everyone is welcome!
Date and time: Wed 11 December, 7.30 p.m.
Venue: Bell Lecture Theatre, Physics Building, QUB
Admission: Free, including light refreshments afterwards