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"China: space stations,

the Moon and Mars."

By Brian Harvey, author and broadcaster

8PM Monday 6th of April

*Please note tickets can not be refunded*

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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.





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). 


After the lecture there will be a social reception in The Lombard Innand we encourage all of you to come along for a chat.

All are welcome to attend and free food will be kindly provided by The Lombard.

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A prize draw will be held after the lecture.

Booking Information

Date Monday 6th April
Time 8:00p.m.

Physics Bldg, Physics Department , Fitzgerald Building, Trinity College Dublin.
There is an entrance on Lincoln Place (not far from the Merrion Square end of TCD). If you get the DART or bus to Pearse St, or drive. Use the Science Gallery entrance on Pearse Street (near the corner with Westland Row) There are maps here:  Here

Parking: Mark Street , Marks Lane , Lombard St. East .

Free Parking on the above streets after 7pm
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Admission €10 (€5 Astronomy Ireland members and concessions)
Tickets where possible should be booked in advance. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the night, please come along 15 minutes early to accommodate.

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