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Astronaut Tour - Tony Antonelli - Birmingham

This venue is fully accessible & has step-free access. Concessions available for children, students (with ID), over 60s and those with a registered disability
Past event - 2019
18 Feb Doors 18:30
Event 19:00 to 21:00
Avon Room, University Centre, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus,
Birmingham B15 2TT
Have you ever wondered what it really takes to be an astronaut and what it's like to go into space? Well now's your chance with former NASA astronaut Tony Antonelli. If you want to buy concessionary tickets only, please choose the quantity on this page, go to checkout and then remove the standard priced ticket - sorry for the inconvenience!

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 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!

Opening an all-sky window on exoplanets and stars

Professor Bill Chaplin (Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Birmingham)
The NASA TESS Mission was launched in April 2018. It will survey the brightest stars across most of the sky, finding close-in planets orbiting the stars and providing invaluable insights on the stars themselves. In this 10 minute talk, Professor Chaplin will discuss the rich promise of TESS, and Birmingham’s leading role in its asteroseismology programme.

Antimatter matters

Professor Cristina Lazzeroni (Professor in Particle Physics, University of Birmingham)
Professor Lazzeroni will introduce the concept and experimental evidence of the existence of antimatter. During this 10 minute talk, she will will highlight the most recent results, and explain its importance in everyday life.

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.