#astronomy Prof. Monica Grady’s go to to AOP – Astronotes

December 11, 2019 - Comment

We have been delighted to welcome Prof. Monica Grady to Armagh Observatory and Planetarium as a part of the Robinson Lecture on Wednesday 27 November 2019. The Robinson Lecture Monica, a Professor of Planetary and Area Sciences on the Open College, is finest identified for her work on meteorites and with the ESA Rosetta spacecraft


We have been delighted to welcome Prof. Monica Grady to Armagh Observatory and Planetarium as a part of the Robinson Lecture on Wednesday 27 November 2019.

The Robinson Lecture

Monica, a Professor of Planetary and Area Sciences on the Open College, is finest identified for her work on meteorites and with the ESA Rosetta spacecraft venture, the Philae lander and its Ptolemy instrument and entertained the group along with her speak on on collisions and catastrophes.

Collisions and Catastrophes

A spotlight on the night was Monica giving a stay commentary of the ultimate journey of the Philae lander in our 360-degree dome theatre to a packed viewers. This was simply earlier than a screening of dome present “Asteroid Mission Excessive” narrated by Sigourney Weaver. Fairly apt provided that Asteroid 4731 was named Monica Grady in her honour!

Prof. Monica Grady receives the Robinson Lecture Medal from AOP Director Prof. Michael Burton

This was the primary time in its historical past that the Robinson Lecture was held on the Armagh Planetarium, having merged with the Armagh Observatory again in 2016. Right here’s to many extra.



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