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An evening with astronaut Michael Foale - Reading

Please note this venue is fully accessible.
Concessions available for: children, students (with ID), over 60s & registered disabled
Past event - 2019
17 Jul Doors 7pm
Event 7.30pm to 9.30pm
3sixty, Students' Union, University of Reading,
Reading RG6 6UR
To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing we're hosting some special astronaut events. Tonight hear from Michael Foale veteran of six space missions and survivor of worst crash in the history of spaceflight. Concessions available for all students (with ID), children, over 60s, and those 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.

Living with a star

Professor Mathew Owens (Professor of Space Physics, University of Reading)
The Sun is a fairly benign star in astrophysical terms. But it's not adverse to the occasional violent outburst. Such space weather poses a threat to technologies like satellites and the power grid, as well as to astronauts and crew/passengers on high-altitude flights. By looking at the invisible Sun, I'll introduce the science of space weather and how we're now beginning to routinely forecast it.

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.