Astronomy Ireland Christmas Party and Lecture Tonight

Christmas Party and Lecture Tonight

Immediately after tonight’s Christmas Lecture we will have our Christmas Party in the Lombard Inn, near Trinity College Dublin. Finger food will be served up and you can meet and chat with other astronomy enthusiasts!

Comet ISON may be gone but the ESA’s Rosetta mission is on its way to Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. When it arrives at the comet in 2014, it will enter orbit around the icy body and then release a lander which will study and sample the comet’s surface as it makes its way around the Sun.

The man in charge of this mission – and many others – is Professor Alvaro Giménez Cañete, Director of Science and Robotics at the European Space Agency. He will deliver Astronomy Ireland's special Christmas Lecture tonight, December 9th in Trinity College Dublin, and we want everyone to come along!

Professor Giménez’s directorate has a multi-billion euro budget to operate the ESA's science programme and robotic exploration, and its most recent milestone was the launch of the Swarm trio of spacecraft that will measure our planet’s magnetic field.

Professor Giménez is one of the most important people in Europe's presence in space, of which Ireland is a part. In his talk tonight, he will discuss the current and upcoming space missions undertaken by the European Space Agency, including:

  • ·         Mars Express
  • ·         International Space Station
  • ·         Rosetta
  • ·         Cassini-Huygens

…and more!

We are extremely lucky to have him come to Ireland to give this special lecture, so make sure you book your tickets soon as this will be a very popular lecture!

For more information and to book tickets, please click HERE.

Astronomy Ireland
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  • Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

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