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Mon, 17th Jun @ 19:30 - 21:00

From Sputnik to Cubesats

Museum of Communication
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  • Museum of Communication
  • 131 High Street
  • Burntisland
  • Heartlands of Fife
  • KY3 9AA
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This lecture, to be given by Matjaz Vidmar, is part of Burntisland's Civic week celebrations.

The theme this year is Space. Since the launch of the first satellite Sputnik, telecommunications play a critical role in linking objects "out there" with the scientists and engineers who have to send them.

Increasingly these satellites and probes are being built in Scotland, which is at the forefront of the New Space industry, building more nanosatellites than any other place in the world save for the US.

Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Scottish Astronomer, Charles Piazzi Smyth, and the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, this talk will link the use of radio transmitters and receivers in understanding the universe out there and shaping our role within it.

Matjaz Vidmar is a doctoral student at the University of Edinburgh and the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh. An astrophysicist by training with further degrees in Social Science, Matjaz is also a university lecturer, tutor and mentor and an award winning science communicator.

To book a seat please phone 01506 823424 or email dc_brankin@tiscali.co.uk Admission £5 (members £4) payable at the door.

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