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An evening with astronaut Michael Foale - London - BSL signed event

Please note this venue is fully accessible.
Concessions available for: children, students (with ID), over 60s & registered disabled.
Past event - 2019
06 Nov Doors 7pm
Event 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Perrin Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London, Blizard Institute, 4 Newark St, Whitechapel,
London E1 2AT
In this special event as part of Queen Mary University of London's Public Lecture series, you'll hear from former NASA astronaut Michael Foale, veteran of six space missions and survivor of the worst crash in spaceflight history. Mike was born and raised in the UK but went on to join NASA to become one of the most experienced astronauts. Come and hear his stories!

Concessions available for all students (with ID), children, over 60s, and those registered disabled (carers go free, please email to let us know).

Please note this event is also BSL signed.

Complimentary drinks will be available.

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 374 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.

Introduction by Martin Archer

Martin is a Kiss FM DJ turned space physicist. He studies Earth’s space environment and how seemingly empty space is in fact an incredibly complex and dynamic place, with his work being shared widely by NASA and NOAA. For over a decade he has been a prominent science presenter and broadcaster for national and international television as well as online. He is also leader in developing award-winning innovative and impactful research-based outreach and public engagement activities, sharing the excitement and importance of physics in accessible ways.

In partnership with Queen Mary University of London

Last year, Queen Mary University of London was proud to announce the launch of the Public Lecture Series. The series was introduced to offer opportunities for guests from all walks of life to attend engaging and captivating events. Queen Mary’s Public Lecture series brings together a variety of Inaugural, guest speaker and hot topic lectures and the events cover a range of topics and subject areas, showcasing world-leading research. All lectures within the series are open to all staff, students and the general public. For further information please email [email protected] or visit https://www.qmul.ac.uk/events/public-lecture-series/

In partnership with ISSET

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.