Prof Alan Fitzsimmons

Lecture 21st January 2015 – Professor Alan Fitzsimmons – “Rosetta at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko”

Synposis: This year the European spacecraft Rosetta became the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet, and the first to place a lander on its surface. The 3-day landing and operations period of the Philae lander was followed by millions of people around the world. Yet we still have at least a year of stunning science to come from Rosetta – plus hopefully some more from Philae. This talk will summarise the aims of the mission, show some of the first results, and explain some of what will happen in the coming months.
The lecture is free and open to all, including free refreshments. Venue: Bell Lecture Theatre, Physics Building, Queen's University, Belfast, at 7.30 p.m. 
Thanks to the Astrophysics Research Centre, QUB, for help in hosting these lectures.

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