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The OU 50th anniversary inaugural lecture

Venue: Walton, MK
Date: 14 Nov 2019
Times: 5.15 - 8.00 pm

The last in The Open University 50th anniversary inaugural series will be a joint inaugural lecture event.

Date: Thursday 14 November
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Venue: Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall

David Rothery, Professor of Planetary Geosciences will talk about "The puzzle of planet Mercury – why go there?" in which he will present the dramatic and perplexing history of Mercury – the planet three times closer to the Sun than the Earth, rich in volatile elements.
Carole Haswell, Professor of Astrophysics, will talk about "Exoplanet discoveries: OUr place in the Star Trek Universe" in which she will explore how exoplanets offer special opportunities to place planet Earth in context.

Event programme:
17:15 – 18:00 Refreshments
18:00 – 19:30 The puzzle of planet Mercury – why go there?
Exoplanet discoveries: OUr place in the Star Trek Universe
19:30 – 20:00 Q&A

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