University's very own spaceman to deliver this year's Christmas Science Lecture

Posted by fi17 at Nov 25, 2011 04:05 PM |
Visiting Professor and former NASA astronaut will talk about human space flight past and future at a public lecture on Tuesday 13 December
University's very own spaceman to deliver this year's Christmas Science Lecture

Visiting Professor Jeff Hoffman in his astronaut days

Leicester's lecturers have been all over the globe - and off it. Visiting Professor Jeff Hoffman has been on five Space Shuttle missions, including the one that fixed the Hubble Space Telescope. In the process he's logged 1,211 hours and 21.5 million miles in space. Now firmly Earth-bound, he is a Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT and regularly visits Leicester's Department of Physics and Astronomy to teach about human spaceflight.

On Tuesday 13 December 2011 Professor Hoffman will deliver a public lecture about 'The end of the shuttle program and the future of human space flight', and will look at some of the commercial developments now taking place in the field. This free public lecture promises to be hugely popular, but there are still seats available. So if you want to learn about space from someone who's actually been there, now's your chance!

The Christmas Science Lecture 'The end of the Shuttle program and the future of human space flight' takes place on Tuesday 13 December at 6.30pm in the Rattray Lecture Theatre. To book a seat, please contact Sue Howell at skh14@le.ac.uk or telephone 0116 252 3497.