Free Public Talk
October 4, 2016
The ESA Rosetta Mission To A Comet


The Institute for Space Science, Exploration and Technology

a FREE public talk by

Matt Taylor
European Space Agency

The ESA Rosetta Mission To A Comet – What, how, and why?

Matt Taylor, Project Scientist, Rosetta Mission

The ESA Rosetta Mission was launched in 2004 toward the comet 67-P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. In 2014, Rosetta successfully rendezvoused with the comet, and the robotic lander, Philae, was successfully deployed to its surface. Rosetta has accompanied the comet during its closest approach to the Sun in August 2015 and is now moving back into the outer solar system. Rosetta Project Scientist Matt Taylor will present a personal view of the entire mission.

Matt Taylor was born in London. He received his undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Liverpool as well as a PhD in space physics from the Imperial College of London. Taylor began his time at the European Space Agency in 2005, working as the Project Scientist for Cluster and the ESA-China Double star mission. Most recently, in 2013, he was appointed the Project Scientist on the Rosetta Mission.

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016
7:00 PM
Room 1-430
Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science
University of Alberta

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This talk, celebrating World Space Week October 4-10, 2016, is brought to you by the Institute for Space Science, Exploration and Technology and RASC Edmonton Centre.