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Robinson Schools Lecture

In Association with St. Mary's Christian Brothers' Grammar School, Belfast


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The House that Went to Saturn
by
Professor Carl Murray
Queen Mary, University of London

on
Thursday, 21 November 2002 at 1.30 p.m. in the
Lecture Theatre,
St. Mary's Christian Brothers' Grammar School,
147a Glen Road, Belfast, BT11 8NR

In October 1997 a spacecraft the size of a small house was launched from Cape Canaveral and sent on its way to Saturn. Due to arrive in July 2004 the Cassini/Huygens mission will spend at least four years in orbit around Saturn, studying its atmosphere, moons and rings. Along the way it will deliver the Huygens probe into the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest moon and one with an atmosphere thought to be similar to that of the Earth before life began. The talk will highlight some of the enormous scientific and technical problems that have been overcome along the way, as well as the value of the "house" for improving our knowledge and understanding of the Saturn system.

Tickets for the lecture are free on application to:
Annmarie Doherty,
Science Department,
St. Mary's Christian Brothers' Grammar School,
147a Glen Road, Belfast, BT11 8NR,
Tel.: 028-9029-4000;
e-mail: annmariedoherty@hotmail.com

See also:
Poster for this event (PDF format)
Other Public Events
2000 Robinson Lecture
1998 Robinson Lecture

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