Tuesday, 4 February 2020
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Milton Keynes, UK
The Parker Solar Probe was launched on 12th August 2018.
It will become the fastest man-made object at around 432,000 miles per hour, it will fly closer to the Sun than any other object,
passing less than four million miles from the surface and it will be the first to physically encounter the Sun's corona.
Survival depends on brilliant engineering and a highly elliptical orbit. This talk will explore the basics of the mission and set the scene for what we can hope to learn.
Get the essential background before the science starts to flow!
Keith is a member of Peterborough Astronomical Society, which co-hosted a 'Star Gazing Live' event
with the BBC in 2012. He presented the talk about Curiosity, the Martian Rover. He was elected a
Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2016.