Speaker Evening


Tonight's Speaker: Keith Townsend

Tonight's Topic: The Parker Solar Probe - Touch the face of the Sun


Summary: Launched on 12th August 2018, this adventurous probe will complete many firsts during the next seven years. It will become the fastest man-made object at around 432,000 miles per hour, it will fly closer to the sun than any other object, passing less than four million miles from the surface and it will be the first to physically encounter the sun's corona


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Date - 27/01/2021
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


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Tonight, Keith Townsend will be talking about ‘The Parker Solar Probe – To touch the face ot the Sun’

Launched on 12th August 2018, this adventurous probe will complete many firsts during the next seven years. It will become the fastest man-made object at around 432,000 miles per hour, it will fly closer to the sun than any other object, passing less than four million miles from the surface and it will be the first to physically encounter the sun’s corona. Survival depends on brilliant engineering and a highly elliptical orbit. This talk will explore the basics of the mission and set the scene for what we can hope to learn. Get the essential background before the science starts to flow!

As we are still in lockdown, this meeting will be held via Zoom. You have been sent the details of the session by email – if you need them again, please contact Peter Ashwell