Herschel, the biggest telescope ever launched into space, is one of four European Space Agency “cornerstone” missions.
The speakers will present an historical overview of far-infrared astronomy from space, discuss the technical challenges of assembling and launching a major space observatory and will present some of the new and exciting scientific results produced by Herschel over the last two years.
This free event, hosted by the University of Hertfordshire, will commence with refreshments and networking in an informal environment.
17:30: Arrival and registration. Refreshments and networking
18:50: Chairman's opening remarks.
18:55: EEESTA Award
19:00: Speakers' Presentations
20:00: Summing Up: Chairman
20:10: Open forum: Questions & Answers
21:10: Closing remarks: Chairman
21:25: Vote of thanks
21:30: Close and depart