70th anniversary lecture series: Jodrell Bank, the Moon and the Space Race
|Dates:||4 February 2016|
|Times:||19:30 - 21:00|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|How much:||Adults £8
/ Concessions £6|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Prof Tim O'Brien|
On 4th February 1966 Jodrell Bank intercepted signals from the Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft which had landed on the Moon the previous day. and printed them on a borrowed newspaper fax machine. These were the first ever pictures sent from the surface of the Moon. On the fiftieth anniversary of this landmark event, Professor Tim O’Brien will talk about the role of Jodrell Bank in the space race from its detection of the Sputnik rocket in 1957 to the Moon Landings in 1969. He will also invite contributions from some of the people who worked at Jodrell Bank at this historic time.
Pre-lecture dining is available in the Jodrell Bank Café.
Our award winning cafe will be serving delicious pre-lecture dinners. Why not indulge in an evening treat?
Shin of beef, celeriac and horseradish, beef dripping potatoes. £14.95
Grilled Mackerel, warm broccoli and fennel salad, hazelnuts. £13.95
Pappadella, sprouting broccoli and artichoke, pinenut pesto. £9.50
Please email email@example.com to make a booking enquiry. The cafe will be reserved for those who have booked pre-lecture dinner.
Price: Adults £8
Concessions: Concessions £6
Prof Tim O'Brien
Role: Professor of Astrophysics, Associate Director Jodrell Bank, Associate Dean Social Responsibility EPS
Organisation: Jodrell Bank Observatory
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