ICG postdoc Chaz Shapiro will be Darren Gamblen's guest this morning (14 March) on Express FM 93.7. He'll be talking about Astronomy in the City, a series of free stargazing nights at Gunwharf Quays. ICG scientists have been setting up telescopes to give the Portsmouth public a little taste of the Universe and to spark conversations about science.
Click here to download the clip (MP3, 8MB, 8 minutes): http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2F75BB07
Details for Astronomy in the City: http://tinyurl.com/icg-gaze-mar2011
Today the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation welcomed Michael Good, one of the astronauts who space-walked to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope last year.
Michael gave an enthusiastically received lecture to school children and University staff, describing his recent shuttle mission to the International Space Station and showing spectacular footage shot on the journey. He then had the chance to meet students and staff at the ICG, and to discuss the excitement of working on (and in) the Hubble Space Telescope.
Date: Monday 14 June 2010
Time: 6.00-7.00pm, followed by a drinks reception
Venue: Richmond Building Lecture Theatre 2, Portland Street, Portsmouth PO1 3DE
The interview will be available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p005h9pw later today.