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The Rosetta Space Mission and Engineering in Space - lunchtime presentation

  • Date(s)
    Friday, 5 October 2018
  • Time(s)
    Presentation starts at 1:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4

About the event

To celebrate Space week 2018, the Project Management society brings you an afternoon of international expert talks, focusing on the links between the engineering and the science involved in landing the Philae lander on a comet along with Ireland’s involvement in ESA's mission.  Come along and learn more!


1.00 – 1:05:  Introduction and welcome
1:05 – 1:45:  Matt Taylor, astrophysicist and Project Scientist of
                     the Rosetta mission at European Space Agency,
1:45 – 1:55:  Q&A session, hosted by Niamh Shaw

About our speakers

Matt Taylor is a British astrophysicist employed by the European Space Agency.  He is best known to the public for his involvement in the landing on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko by the Rosetta mission European Space Agency's Philae lander, which was the first spacecraft to land on a comet nucleus.  He is Project Scientist of the Rosetta mission. He co-founded ESA's annual public event celebrating space exploration, and the art, music, and culture it inspires to come together to inform, entertain and inspire a new generation of explorers.  He contributes to BBC's Sky at Night astronomy show and is a keen advocate of STEM promotion.  Matt will speak about the Rosetta mission, deploying the Philae lander on to comet 67P and how the mission was communicated to the general public.

Dr Niamh Shaw is an Irish engineer, scientist, performer and explorer of all things Space. She talks about science and space on radio and TV and makes public events and theatre shows to ignite people's curiosity - especially those who think that science isn't for them.  She is actively pursuing her dream to get to space and has been sharing her global space adventures and expeditions since 2014.  Voted one of Ireland’s leading science communicators, she champions women in STEM in all her projects and works with the Lottie Doll Company to promote young girls and boys in STEM, bringing 'Stargazer Lottie' on all her space adventures. She is artist in residence at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork and is the Dublin point of contact for Ireland’s national Space week 2018.  Her new radio show 'Curious Humans' will be aired on RTE Radio 1 Extra later this year.


Admission is free and all are welcome but in order to gauge numbers, we ask that those planning to attend register in advance, using the link provided.


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