Starfest II – Dr Chris North: Herschel lecture
Herschel is a European Space Agency mission to observe the Universe at far-infrared and sub-millimetre wavelengths. Launched in 2009, it carries the largest solid mirror ever launched into space, and is observing stars forming in our Galaxy and in other galaxies across the Universe. I will briefly outline the mission and discuss some of the amazing scientific discoveries.
Dr Chris North is the UK Herschel Outreach Officer, coordinating outreach and public events around UK and is a post-doctorial researcher at Cardiff University. As presenter and reporter on BBC’s Sky at Night programme, he recently wrote a book with Sir Patrick Moore called “Sky at Night: Answers to Questions from Across the Universe”, answering questions sent in by Sky at Night viewers.
Posted on 26 November, 2012, in Starfest, Stargazing and tagged astronomy, chris north, herschel, observatory, skyatnight, space. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Starfest II – Dr Chris North: Herschel lecture.