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An evening with astronaut Tony Antonelli - Norwich

Please note this venue is fully accessible.
Concessions available for: children (all ages), students, over 60s & disabled people.
Past event - 2019
05 Jul Doors 7pm
Event 7.30pm to 9.30pm
UEA Lecture Theatre 1, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park,
Norwich NR4 7TJ
To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing Pint of Science are hosting some special astronaut events. Come along and hear from former NASA astronaut Tony Antonelli, who has piloted two space shuttles to the International Space Station during his out-of-this-world career.

Tony's exciting talk will be accompanied by a breathtaking exhibition of astrophotography by local astronomer Shaun Reynolds, who will share his passion for the stars alongside a few tips on how you can get involved too! 

Piloting a NASA Space Shuttle into space

Tony Antonelli (NASA astronaut and Commander US Navy (retired))
Tony has served as a Commander of the US Navy as well as being a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. As a pilot, he has accumulated over 3,200 hours in 41 different kinds of aircraft. He was selected as a NASA pilot in 2000 and flew his first mission in space as the pilot of the Space Shuttle Discovery in March 2009. He also served as a pilot on the Space Shuttle Atlantis.

Tony has logged a total of 24 days, 3 hours, 57 minutes and 35 seconds in space. He is the recipient of the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal and various service awards. Come and hear what it's like to pilot a Space Shuttle!

A Passion for the Stars

Shaun Reynolds (Astrophotographer, Norwich Astro Society Member)
Shaun stumbled across a passion for photographing the night skies when he was invited to give it a try 10 years ago. Since then he's built up a kit and a home back garden Observatory, spending most dark clear nights throughout the winter capturing the wonders of the Galaxy and beyond! More recently, Shaun's traveled much of the UK, and even New Zealand, to capture the Milky Way in all its breathtaking splendor. Shaun's had publications in astronomy magazines and papers and was shortlisted for the 'Astrophotographer of the Year' at the Royal Observatory in 2016.

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.