Building a Satellite

Saturday 20th February 2021 from 19:00pm to 20:00pm

Description

Join Dr Luke Tyas for amazing insights into his role as an Instrument Scientist from Durham University. Most recently Luke has been working on instrumentation for the Sentinel 4 satellite, part of a multi-billion Euro project to install a network of satellites monitoring air quality and atmospheric pollution levels over Europe.

Packed full of incredible facts and plenty of Luke's humour you'll discover the incredible precision that the satellite's detectors need to be configured and calibrated, the equipment needed to do such a job, and the advanced technology that makes all this possible. The space industry is set to become one of the UK's biggest contributors to the economy and one that many of our now young generation will be involved in, Luke's talk offers a great insight to the future -- he may even show you some software on the Python!

This event takes place as part of the National Parks Virtual Dark Skies Festival 2021, an annual celebration of the wonderful dark skies above the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors International Dark Sky Reserves.

Note that this online presentation can also be viewed LIVE and for FREE via the Go Stargazing public Facebook page (no Facebook login is required - you may need to refresh the page to see the "Watch live" button).


Organiser

This online event is being organised by Go Stargazing who should be contacted if you have any queries.


Event booking

Please use the below form to reserve your space for the Zoom presentation. The link to join the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you on the day of the event.

Bookings are closed for this event.


Event Location

This event has no physical location

Event Organised By

Add to favourites

To add this location to your favourites and receive optional stargazing event notifications simply login or register.

Free Online Events

Telescopes for beginners

Thinking of purchasing a telescope!? See our guide as to which telescopes we recommend for beginners.

Register to receive stargazing event notifications