ESA's Rosetta spacecraft was launched in 2004, arriving at its target comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, in July 2014. The Philae lander was deposited onto the comet's surface in November 2014, operating for 70 hours before its battery failed. In September 2016, the Rosetta mission ended, having achieved almost all its goals of thoroughly exploring one of the most primitive of Solar System objects.
Monica Grady, Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences at the Open University, was scientific advisor to the lander's Ptolemy instrument team. In her talk, she will relate what it was like to land an instrument on a comet, and discuss some of the results from the mission.
Talk begins at 6:30pm, refreshments from 6:00pm.