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Fred Watson Presents - Secrets of Planetary Protection with Fred Watson

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm (AEDT)

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Join Fred Watson at the St Ives Wildflower Garden, in a beautiful bush setting. Catch up with friends, have a chat and a glass of wine and some nibbles, before the public talk.


Secrets of Planetary Protection

NASA's recent recruitment to fill the position of Planetary Protection Officer has generated a lot of excitement among the public. With comparisons to many sci-fi movie heroes, the imagination runs wild with the tasks that might be associated with this role. But what is planetary protection, and why is it so important? Why do we destroy planetary spacecraft at the end of their useful lives? And why has NASA has been so concerned about spacecraft intended to return to Earth with samples from extraterrestrial targets? Join Fred Watson for this entertaining and fully-illustrated investigation into the biological risks of human and robotic space exploration.

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About Fred Watson

FRED WATSON is an astronomer at the Australian Astronomical Observatory, where he is also Head of Lighting and Environment. Fred is best known for his radio and TV broadcasts, talks, and other outreach programs, which earned him the 2006 Australian Government Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science. He has also written a number of award-winning books, and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2010. Fred has an asteroid named after him (5691 Fredwatson), but says that if it hits the Earth, it won’t be his fault. 


Meals:
There are no restaurant or cafe facilities on site. We recommend Terrey Hills Tavern for dinner before or after the talk.

FAQ

Q: Where is the talk held? 

A: It is taking place at the Bushland Education Centre - St Ives. (420 Mona Vale Road, St Ives, enter via Richmond Lane). When you enter the grounds turn right and you'll see the sandstone building. 

 

Q: What is the nearest rail station? 

A: Gordon. This is about a 10min drive from the centre. 

 

Q: If I cancel, can I get a refund? 

A: Yes, but you will need to give us 2 days notice.

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St Ives Wildflower Gardens
420 Mona Vale Road
Enter via Richmond Lane
St Ives, NSW 2075
Australia

Thursday, 16 November 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm (AEDT)


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