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TALK: The Moon, Apollo, Spaceship Earth and all that...

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Prof. O’Brien gives an illustrated talk linking together his careers of being Professor of Space Science in the USA during the Apollo era in the 1960s, the first Director of Environmental Protection and first Chairman of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in WA 1971 -1977, and his strategic and environmental consultancy 1978 to date with his return to academic circles and recent discoveries about inescapable lunar dust, “the Number 1 environmental problem” on the surface of the Moon for humans and robotic expeditions. He lectured the astronaut class of 1964 that contained many Apollo astronauts including Buzz Aldrin. He is Principal Investigator for 4 Dust Detector Experiments and a Charged Particle Lunar Environment Experiment, left on the Moon to make measurements of the environment of the Moon at Apollo 11, 12, 14 and 15 sites. Global awareness of the environment and the fragility of “Spaceship Earth” was fostered by Apollo photos of the blue and white planet in the blackness of space. Many details of drama, humour, tragedy, global and personal excitement are presented for discussion and questions. For example, Brian was in Mission Control in Houston for the extraordinary human drama of trying to save the Apollo 13 astronauts lost in space.
Speaker(s) Prof. Brian J. OBrien
Location UWA School of Physics, Seminar Room 2.15
Contact Andre Fletcher <[email protected]> : 0405713526
Start Wed, 07 Mar 2012 19:00
End Wed, 07 Mar 2012 20:00
Submitted by Adia Yu <[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 12 Mar 2012 14:34
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