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Professor Monica Grady CBE

Distinguished Lecture Series - Landing on a comet

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Monica Grady is Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences at the Open University.

  • From: Wednesday 23 November 2016, 6 pm
  • To: Wednesday 23 November 2016, 7.15 pm
  • Location: Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
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Monica Grady is Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences at the Open University, where she studies the origin and evolution of the solar system through measurement of meteorites.

She is also a science advisor to one of the instrument teams associated with the Philae lander, part of the Rosetta space probe mission.

For more details about Professor Grady, please download our online brochure.

Lecture synopsis:
The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission was launched in 2004, arrived at comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August 2014, and since then has been studying the comet and its dust outflows. The Philae lander was delivered to the comet in November 2014 and produced data for 70 hours before its batteries died. This lecture described the Rosetta mission, and some of its science highlights.

Please note that Professor Grady showed two European Space Agency (ESA) cartoons to supplement her presentation, these can be found online at the ESA website:

Once upon a time... Rosetta's second year at the comet

Once upon at time... mission complete

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Newton building, Main Entrance


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street

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