AoT Lausanne Launches 12 November: Aiming for the Moon…

Astronomy on Tap officially launches for a second time in Switzerland!

Satellite (Venue) invites you in Lausanne to enjoy nice beers and celebrate the 50 years of Apollo 8.

Come and discover the magic of the Apollo program: from Mercury to Gemini, you will learn the techniques of rendez-vous at the time, as well as the scientific and astronomic challenges behind the missions. Some anecdotes of Apollo 8 spaceflight will be uncovered just for you…

Some trivia games and selfie competitions are waiting for you !

This event is FREE(no cover charge), but you have to book your seat on the Satellite website !

About the speakers:

Martine Harmel holds a master degree in languages applied to business and law from University Paris X Sorbonne. She worked 10 years in management consulting, and became secretary of the Space Center EPFL in 2004. Since that time, the center has greatly evolved and she now takes care of administration and educational outreach. Martine feels privileged to work in such an exciting and stimulating environment and likes to encourage young people to study technology and science.

-After his PhD thesis in astrophysics in 1985 at the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Geneva, Georges Meylan spent some years as a postdoc at the University of California in Berkeley, USA, and at the Headquarters of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Munich, Germany. He then hold senior astronomer positions at ESO in Munich and at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, USA. Since 2004, he holds the chair of astrophysics at EPFL, EPFL Astrophysics. His research interests are related to observational cosmology, including the phenomenon of gravitational lensing, quasars and their host galaxies, the formation and evolution of galaxies from the early Universe to the present time, stellar dynamics and stellar populations from the nearby to the most distant galaxies.

Daniel Angerhausen is an Astrophysicist at the Center for Space and Habitability at Bern University. The former NASA postdoctoral fellow is also founder and CEO of the Science Communication start-up ‘Explainables’, a diverse team of highly qualified young communicators from all over the globe. On his search for planets around other stars Daniel already flew five missions on the NASA airborne telescope SOFIA.

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