To the Moon and Back - Free Public talk by Professor Martin Hendry, University of Glasgow, MacRobert Hall, Tuesday, 10. September 2019

Aberdeen Astronomical Society would like to invite you to come and join us for this fascinating free talk. In celebration of this year’s fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, join University of Glasgow astronomer Martin Hendry on a voyage of discovery as he explores the science and technology behind Neil Armstrong’s giant leap for humankind. And if you’ve ever wondered about the (surprisingly persistent) claims that the Moon landings were faked, prepare for some debunking fun as Martin casts a critical eye over the most popular conspiracy theories – before looking ahead to the exciting future for human space exploration.
Martin Hendry is Professor of Gravitational Astrophysics and Cosmology at the University of Glasgow, where he is currently Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy. He is a senior member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration(LSC), for which he chairs the LSC Education and Public Outreach Group. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and was awarded an MBE for services to the public understanding of science.
This lecture will commence the 2019-20 lecture series for Aberdeen Astronomical Society as they celebrate their own fiftieth anniversary; promoting astronomical learning and observation in Aberdeen city, shire and beyond.
Tea and coffee will be available from 6:30 pm with the talk starting at 7:00 pm. Following the talk there will be opportunity for questions and then some informal discussion of recent and upcoming astronomical events of interest.

Tuesday, 10. September 2019, MacRobert Hall, To the Moon and Back - Free Public talk by Professor Martin Hendry, University of Glasgow

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