19 November 2013 “Spacecraft Missions to Jupiter and Mars” London

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Afocal_image_of_JupiterThis is a ‘space science’ lecture, so I am sure much of it will be over my head (bad pun not intended…) but I hope to attend as the subject is so interesting.

18:00-19:00 Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building. Imperial South Kensington Campus.

Free, but register in advance

From the website here

“Physicist Professor Michele Dougherty talks about missions to Jupiter and Saturn in this public lecture.

In this lecture, Professor Dougherty will discuss two spacecraft missions she is involved in. The first is the joint NASA/ESA Cassini–Huygens mission to Saturn.  Michele will discuss the results from a magnetic field instrument for which she is responsible, with a focus on her team’s discovery of a water-based atmosphere on a small moon called Enceladus.

Her other project focusses on Jupiter. Professor Dougherty has been selected to build an instrument for the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) mission planned for launch in 2022. She will address the science behind the mission, especially as it relates to Jupiter’s moons and the water underneath their surfaces.

Please RSVP to Sangita Kerai ([email protected] or 020 7594 9423) for your free place at this talk. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.”

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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.