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The Appollo Moon Landing: Before & After
February 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Find out about the Apollo 11 mission and how its success paved the way for more ambitious space exploration.
Professor David Rees will cover many aspects of the mission and will include some rarely seen video footage, as well as some of David’s own memories of the event. This talk will be fascinating for both those too young to remember the event and for those around at the time a re minder of this incredible feat of human achievement.
The talk takes place in the Crypt of Rochester Cathedral from 7 pm to 8 pm; pre-booking is recommended. Tickets are priced at £6 and include entry to see the Museum of the Moon in the evening. Doors open at 6.30 pm.
Professor David Rees is a space scientist who has designed and built instruments for NASA, ESA, JAXA and other space organisations around the world. One of his instruments is currently on board one of the two spacecraft of the BepiColombo Mission. These were launched in October 2018 and are scheduled to rendezvous with the Planet Mercury in December 2025, when they will be placed in orbit for their science mission to explore Mercury in greater detail than ever before.
Davis is Emeritus professor of Astrophysics at Utah State University, USA. He has a network of contacts that include some of the biggest names in astrophysics and is therefore up-to-date on the latest theories and research.