May Meeting - Dr Marcell Tessenyi
Our next monthly meeting is on Thursday, 3rd May 2018 at 7:30pm.
Twinkle: An Alternative Approach to Science Space Missions
Twinkle is a small, low-cost mission that will use spectroscopy to decode the light from hundreds of extrasolar planets. Twinkle will be able to reveal, for the first time, the chemical composition, weather and history of worlds orbiting distant stars. The Twinkle satellite will be built in the UK and launched into a low-Earth orbit within 3 to 4 years, using a platform designed by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd and instrumentation led by UCL. This project also is allowing for collaboration between amateurs and professionals in gathering data for candidate stellar systems. Dr Tessenyi will be updating us with the latest developments in this exciting program.
As well as project managing the Twinkle mission has is also CEO of Blue Skies Space Ltd. Dr Tessenyi has a PhD in astrophysics from University College London in exoplanet spectroscopy. He has worked in France and in the UK, gaining experience in engineering and management training.
Dr Marcell Tessenyi
Visitors are most welcome to attend. We charge just £5 (£4 Junior/Student guests) per meeting to help cover the cost of the room hire.
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