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"International Space Station Operations and Tim Peake's Principia Mission"

by Andrea Boyd, ISS Flight Operations Engineer, Space Applications Services

Tuesday 05 January 2016 at 8:00pm
Physics Building Trinity College Dublin

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About the Lecture

The ISS is a truly unique global collaboration between the US, Russia, Japan, Canada and Europe since the first Russian module was launched b ack in 1998 and it was expanded by the European Space Agency's science laboratory, Columbus, in 2008. Over the last decades, the European Astronaut Centre (EAC) has established itself as a centre of excellence for astronaut selection, training, medical support and surveillance, as well as support of astronauts and their families during preparation for and during flight.
With the Soyuz as the prime and only human spaceflight vehicle for many years, the ISS has a smooth running flight schedule where three astronauts launch every three months and crews stay on board for half a year each. UK and ESA astronaut Tim Peake together with his NASA & Roscosmos colleagues blasted off on 15th December aboard their Soyuz kickstarting his Principia mission on the International Space Station! Over the next 6 months Tim will conduct hundreds of science experiments while he zooms over our heads at 28,000km/hour, run a large educational programme set to inspire and in volve children and students with computer coding, fitness regimes and lessons from space with Tim as the instructor, post his adventures and out of this world photos on social media so we can follow at home and even run the London Marathon! In space!

About the Lecturer

Andrea is a Eurocom at the European Astronaut Centre. She graduated in Mechatronic Engineering from The University of Adelaide, including study abroad in South Korea. Previously working on various Automation projects all over Australia and then flying to work as a Mining Control Systems Specialist before jumping over to become a Space Station Engineer she has almost 10years combined experience in Mining and Aerospace so far. 





After the lecture there will be a social reception in The Lombard and 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 Tuesday 05th January
Subject to change - please check back later
Time 8:00p.m.

**Physics 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 (zoom in and move around until you see "School of Physics")

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

Free Parking on the above streets after 7pm
Click HERE for a building map of Trinity College campus
Click HERE for Map of area

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.
Booking Click HERE to book seats online.
Call 086 06 46 555 to book tickets over the phone using Debit/ Credit Card
Send a cheque/ PO/ Draft, made payable to Astronomy Ireland to PO BOX 2888, Dublin 5.


This lecture is also available to people nationwide on DVD.
To order a copy of the DVD simply:
Order by credit/ debit card online HERE
Call 086 06 46 555
Alternatively post a Cheque or postal order to: Astronomy Ireland, PO. Box 2888, Dublin 5.
Cost: DVDís cost Ä10 each incl P&P (€5 Astronomy Ireland members)
 Book Tickets HERE Order DVD HERE  

Acknowledgment: Astronomy Ireland would like to thank the TCD Astrophysics Research Group for hosting AI public lectures in Trinity College Dublin.

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