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2016: A Big Year in Space for the European Space Agency
Fri, October 21, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM CEST
A keynote talk by Mark McCaughrean featuring the latest European Space Agency missions: Rosetta, Gaia, Lisa Pathfinder and ExoMars.
Mark McCaughrean is Senior Science Advisor in the Directorate of Science at the European Space Agency. He is also responsible for communicating results from ESA’s astronomy, heliophysics, planetary, and fundamental physics missions to the scientific community and wider general public. Following a PhD from the University of Edinburgh (UK), he worked in Washington DC, Tucson, Heidelberg, Bonn, Potsdam, and Exeter, before joining ESA in 2009. His personal scientific research involves observational studies of the formation of stars and their planetary systems, and he is also an Interdisciplinary Scientist for the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope.