3 Feb 2017

February 2017 lecture

Is there life on Mars?
by
Dr. Lucy Berthoud, Bristol University


Could there be life on Mars? How could life possibly survive here on this cold hostile planet flooded with radiation?

To find this out, we have to know what the conditions for life might be. In this visually engaging talk, scientist Dr Lucy Berthoud unpacks these questions with the help of a few experiments she has up her sleeve.

Time and Venue                                            
6.30pm – Tuesday 21st February 2017
Pugsley Lecture Theatre,
Bristol University Faculty of Engineering,
Queens Building, University Walk Bristol, BS8 1TR

Members and non-members welcome!
 For enquiries contact Anna Pugh
(01179361643 - anna.pugh@airbus.com)

See below to register for this lecture:

30 Jan 2017

Micro Aero Autonomous Extremes

The University of West of England (uwe.ac.uk) and High Tech Bristol and Bath (hbb.org.uk) are collaborating to host MAAXX -Micro Aero Autonomous Extremes at the UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre on 11/12th February 2017.


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17 Jan 2017

January 2017 Lecture


Zephyr and other developments in military Unmanned Air Systems


Group Captain Ian J Mitchell, Unmanned Air Systems' Type Airworthiness Authority, MOD


We are pleased to invite you to our first lecture of 2017!

Group Captain ‘Mitch’ Mitchell is the Type Airworthiness Authority and Project Engineer for the Unmanned Air Systems Team at MOD Abbey Wood. The team provides the UAS for all three Services of the UK military as well as supporting a number of technology demonstrators.

This lecture will describe the exciting developments within the Zephyr project as we look to demonstrate the viability of a High Altitude Pseudo Satellite platform. Alongside this project, Group Captain Mitchell will also describe some of the other new projects within the team and how UAS technology, and its military exploitation, have been accelerating in recent years.