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An evening with astronaut Michael Foale - Guildford

Please note this venue is fully accessible.
Concessions available for: children, students, over 60s (with ID) & registered disabled.
Past event - 2019
16 Jul Doors 6.30pm for activities
Event 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Rik Medlik Building, University of Surrey, Stag Hill,
Guildford GU2 7XH
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To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing we're hosting some special astronaut events. Tonight in Guildford hear from former NASA astronaut Michael Foale, veteran of six space missions and survivor of the worst crash in spaceflight history. Pop along from 6.30pm to see some demos from the space researchers and explorers at University of Surrey.  Concessions available for all students (with ID), children, over 60s, and registered disabled.

What's it like being an astronaut?

Michael Foale is the most experienced British-born astronaut in the history of human space travel, having clocked over 373 days in space, flown on six Space Shuttle missions and a Soyuz, and commanded the International Space Station. He was the first Briton to perform a space walk, during which he saved the Hubble Space Telescope. Mike was also responsible for saving the Russian Mir Space Station when it was hit by a supply craft, lost power and tumbled out of control. He was recently inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame. Come and listen to him talk about these experiences and share his stories and videos with you at this event.

Exhibition 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Enthusiasts and those who are just curious will be able to attend explore an exhibition hosted by the University of Surrey Department of Physics and others before the talk. There will be interactive stands, where researchers and students will be on hand to show you demonstrations and talk to you about exciting space research and exploration. These topics will range from solar observing (if it’s clear), scale of our solar system, how to build binary stars, exploring dark matter as well as lots about the moon.

In partnership with:

This event is being held with thanks to ISSET. ISSET works in partnership with some of the world's leading space organisations to deliver unique learning opportunities for students of all ages. They utilise space and space exploration to inspire and motivate people of all ages to believe that they can become what they want to be. Visit isset.org for more information.

Please confirm at the checkout that you are happy for your ticket money to be treated as a donation to ISSET.