"China: space stations,
the Moon and Mars."
By Brian Harvey, author and broadcaster
8PM Monday 6th of April
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ABOUT THE LECTURE
China is now one of the world's leading space faring nations. China now launches more rockets a year than any other country.
In 2019, it achieved the astonishing feat of landing a rover on the far side of the moon, still exploring there. Its first Mars probe, Huoxing, is set to take off this July. Construction begins later this year of its permanent orbital crewed space station, the Tiangong.
Brian Harvey, author of China in space - the great leap , 2nd edition, tells the story of how China rose to prominence and its ambitions to set up bases on the moon and Mars and explore the depths of the solar system.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Brian Harvey is a writer and broadcaster on spaceflight. He has a degree in history and political science from Dublin University (Trinity College) and a MA from University College Dublin.
His first book was Race into space - the Soviet space programme (Ellis Horwood, 1988), followed by further publications on the Russian, Chinese, European, Indian and Japanese space programmes. His books and book chapters have been translated into Russian, Chinese and Korean.
He has just completed China in space - the great leap (2nd, edition, Springer-Paxis, 2019) and is currently working on From de Gaulle to Exomars - the story of Russian-European cooperation in space (due 2021).
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A prize draw will be held after the lecture.
|Date||Monday 6th April|
Physics Bldg, Physics Department , Fitzgerald Building, Trinity College Dublin.
|Admission||€10 (€5 Astronomy Ireland members and concessions) |
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This lecture is also available to people nationwide (32 counties) on DVD.
Acknowledgment: Astronomy Ireland would like to thank the TCD Astrophysics Research Group for hosting Astronomy Ireland public lectures in Trinity College Dublin.