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Open Dome Event - Jumping on an Asteroid

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Exploring the solar system using space probes has become quite common. However the Hayabusa2 mission is pushing the boundaries by landing probes on an asteroid and returning samples. Hear more in Dr Daniel Brown's (NTU) talk Jumping on an Asteroid.

  • From: Thursday 25 October 2018, 8 pm
  • To: Thursday 25 October 2018, 10 pm
  • Location: CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham,
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 25 October 2018, 3.00 pm
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Various space probes have explored the solar system and we are even exploring the outer reaches of the solar system or landing on minor solar system bodies. Especially landing on asteroids or comets with their small gravitational pull can be extremely challenging.

This is the challenge the Japanese space probe Hayabusa2 is taking on. It has already deployed three landers onto the ancient asteroid Ryugu. But the space probe has more exploring to do and will even return with samples to Earth. Dr Daniel Brown (NTU) will summarise in Jumping on an Asteroid the mission and give us an insight into this exciting adventure with mind blowing images.

Booking is required for this event. While attending, you consent to filming, photography, and sound recording – which may include you as a member of the audience – and its use in publication or advertising distribution, either printed or online, without payment or copyright.


The event will start at 8 pm with Dr Daniel Brown (NTU) talking about Jumping on an Asteroid. Refreshments will be offered from 7.45 pm in the CELS foyer. Afterwards, visitors will get a tour of the NTU observatory and the chance to see interesting objects in the autumn sky using the observatory's telescopes, small telescopes and binoculars, if the weather allows it.

If the weather is not good, a small planetarium session will be offered in the observatory pointing out objects of interest.

Location details




Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane


Parking is available only for booked visitors in the Main Gate car park.

Please ensure to enter the campus via Main Gate only!

Ensure to allow for sufficient time since you will need to contact security at the barrier to identify the event you wish to visit. Furthermore it is a 3 minute walk from the car park to CELS.

Travel Info:

Main gate entrance is located on the A453 closest towards the city, ie the first entrance when travelling from Nottingham towards Clifton.

Please avoid entering via South Gate as you will not be able to access the staff car park nor will security staff allow access via that barrier.

The exact location of the car park is in latitude and longitude 52.912958, -1.183357 or via GoogleMaps .

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