AoT Leiden, Monday 28th May @ Grand Café de Burcht

Our next edition will take place on Monday 28 May at 20h in Grand Cafe De Burcht (Burgsteeg 14, 2312 JS Leiden). Join us for an evening of informal astronomy and great beer! Dr. Jennifer Ngo-And and Christina Toldbo will tell us how we keep plants and astronauts alive in space!

Dr. Jennifer Ngo-Anh is the Head of ESA’s Human Research Office. In her talk, she will provide an overview of the Human Research projects and activities that are all geared towards enabling safe and sustainable human exploration of the solar system.

Christina Toldbo is a recent physics graduate from Denmark. She now works for ESA here in the Netherlands, but before that she wrote her thesis on biological life-support systems in Germany and researched how to genetically engineer plants and micro organisms to enable human space exploration in the future. In her talk she will tell us how we can use plants and micro-organisms to ensure astronaut survival in Space

All ages and backgrounds welcome! The entry is free and no reservation is needed. We start at 20h but recommend you arrive early to save a seat and grab a drink. And of course, beside the talks we will have fun games where you can win cool science prizes! More info: check out www.astronomyontap.nl!

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