Sat 29 Sep, Meres Leisure Centre gravity fields festival, talks, meres live
Sun and Space
Saturday 29 September - 2.00pm until 3.45pm
Join us for a double bill event at the Meres for an afternoon of Sun and Space – with a stellar line up including Professor Lucie Green, Dr Harry Cliff and Britain’s first astronaut, Helen Sharman. The afternoon will be hosted by Suzie Imber and Dallas Campbell.
THE SUN 15 MILLION DEGREES: A JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE SUN - Professor Lucie Green 110 times wider than Earth; 15 million degrees at its core; an atmosphere so huge that Earth is actually within it: come and meet the star of our Solar System. Lucie Green is a professor of physics at UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory and a Royal Society University Research Fellow and has been a presenter on the BBC’s Stargazing Live and Sky at Night programmes. Join Lucie as she takes us on a tour of our sun.
HELEN SHARMAN CMG OBE - Britain’s first Astronaut! Helen became the first British person in space in May 1991, when she launched on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft and spent eight days orbiting the Earth, living and working on the MIR Space Station. Discover Helen’s journey into space as she describes the meticulous training and preparation, learning Russian, the launch and landing, how weightlessness feels, her science experiments, the team spirit, and adjusting to life back on Earth.
Talks suitable for age 8+
Meres Leisure Centre, Grantham
£20.00/ £18.00 concessions