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One of the biggest dangers while travelling in space is exposure to potentially lethal bursts of radiation from the sun. Ruth Bamford, from RAL Space, will discuss how to protect astronauts with Star Trek-style deflector shields, and the importance of these shields on future manned missions to Mars. The talk will begin at 7pm with an awards presentation for the winners of the Astrocampus Astrophotography competition.
Dr Ruth Bamford is a leading researcher into Mini Magnetospheres with the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and the Science and Technology Facilities Council.
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