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British Council is organising a series of lectures focusing on space and astronomy. This special lecture is being organised as part of the GREAT Talks series that gives Indian students, and learners access to some of the world’s brightest minds.

Professor Carole Mundell, Professor of Extragalactic Astronomy, Head of Astrophysics at the University of Bath, will throw light on what threatens our delicate space ecosystem and how important it is for humans to keep it healthy and safe so that we can explore beyond our planet, space, astronomy and astrophysics.

Students, astronomy enthusiasts and space ‘explorers’ from all parts of India can join the online session on 2nd September 2021. Students eager to build a career in astronomy and astrophysics can also learn from Professor Mundell’s journey.

Session Details:

Topic: ‘Why we should all care about space?’

Date: 2nd September 2021

Day: Thursday

Time: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Humans have always been curious about space and have led explorations to discover its secrets. However, we see even private companies trying out spaceflight initiatives that have led to a rise in problems such as space debris that threaten things we need here on Earth, like global navigation systems and precision aviation. It is time that humanity understands its responsibility and becomes the effective custodian of space.

Join Professor Mundell as she unravels the mysteries of space as an extragalactic astronomer and the Chief International Science Advisor at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

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