Lovell Lecture, Rosetta - Countdown to Landing
|Starts:||19:30 23 Oct 2014|
|Ends:||21:00 23 Oct 2014|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
Rosetta - Countdown to Landing
Professor Ian Wright, Professor of Planetary Sciences at the Open University
10 years ago, Rosetta left the Earth on a mission to rendezvous with a comet and then to place a small lander on its surface. After a period in hibernation, the 2-part spacecraft (Rosetta/Philae) successfully woke up in January earlier this year. And as it began its approach towards 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko it became apparent that the shape of its intended target was more complex than anticipated; indeed, it appeared to resemble a rubber duck. But there's no turning back. The primary landing site has now been selected and by the time of this talk we will be bracing ourselves for a landing attempt in mid-November.
People study comets for all kinds of different reasons; my interest is in their chemical composition. I will explain my involvement in the mission and outline some of the overarching objectives of the venture.
Professor Ian Wright is Principal Investigator on the Ptolemy instrument on the Philae lander of Rosetta.
Time: 7.30pm to 9.00pm
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