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A SCIENTIST ON THE MOON - APOLLO 17

The Department of Physics of the University of Malta in collaboration with the International Year of Astronomy 2009 Malta Committee and the United States Embassy is proud to host two talks by Senator Harrison Schmitt on the 22nd and 23rd of April 2009.

 

Programme

 

Date: Wednesday 22nd April 2009

Time: 18:30-19:30

Place: Erin Serracino Inglott Hall, University of Malta, Tal-Qroqq

Title: A SCIENTIST ON THE MOON - APOLLO 17

Date: Thursday 23rd April 2009

Time: 18:30-19:30

Place: Room 401 Mathematics and Physics building, University of Malta, Tal-Qroqq

Title: SPACE EXPLORATION AND EXPLOITATION

 

Attendance to both talks is free of charge and open to the public. The Wednesday talk is intended for the general public while the Thursday talk will be more suited to persons with an interest in space exploration and the audience would ideally include academics and science students over the age of 16 years, although members of the public with a science background and an interest in the topic are also welcome. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to register by sending an email to physics.sci@um.edu.mt, with the date or dates of their selected talk/talks in the subject caption.

The audience for both talks is kindly requested to be seated at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start. Following the presentation Senator Schmitt will take questions from the audience.

 

Concise Biography: Senator Schmitt is a geologist who was involved in NASA’s Apollo space program. He was the lunar module pilot of the Apollo 17 mission and is the only scientist ever to travel to the moon. Following this mission, Senator Schmitt was appointed a Professor of Engineering Physics, became a U.S. Senator, Chairman of the NASA Advisory Council, founder and Chairman of Interlune Intermars Initiative Inc. and an author.

 
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