Our future in space

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Thursday 24 June

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London
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Event description

From private sector efforts led by SpaceX and Virgin Galactic to a new space race between the US and China, human space exploration is set to take off in the coming years.

60 years after the first human in space, join Chris Impey as he explores the history and landmarks of the international space program, gives a snapshot of the current dynamic situation and plots the probable trajectory of the future of space travel.

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About the speaker

Chris Impey is a professor and deputy head of the department of astronomy at the University of Arizona. His astronomy research focuses on observational cosmology—using telescopes and other instruments to study the large-scale structure and evolution of the universe. He also does research on education and science literacy.

His latest book 'Beyond:Our future in space' is available from amazon and all good bookshops.
 

Timing

The live stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm. If you register but miss the live stream, the video will be available to you via the same link for up to a week after the event date.

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