Robinson Lecture: How to land a spacecraft on a comet – Mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Professor Monica Grady is Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences at the Open University. Best known for her work on meteorites and with the ESA Rosetta spacecraft project, the Philae lander and its Ptolemy instrument, Prof Grady is developing a roadmap for the care of samples brought to Earth from missions to asteroids, Mars, the Moon and comets. Asteroid 4731 was named Monicagrady in her honour. The lecture will be followed by a full Dome Planetarium Show: Asteroid – Mission Extreme.