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Discover what Professor David Rothery has found about the history of the planet Mercury and what Professor Carole Haswell has to say about exoplanets and how they serve to put planet Earth in context.
As The Open University celebrates its 50th anniversary, it will host a joint inaugural lecture event:
Please take the opportunity to have your questions answered by our speakers LIVE during the event:
Professor Rothery will present the dramatic and perplexing history of Mercury – the planet three times closer to the Sun than the Earth, rich in volatile elements.
Watch the video to find out more about Professor Rothery’s lecture
Professor Haswell will explore how exoplanets offer special opportunities to place planet Earth in context.
Watch the video to find out more about Professor Haswell’s lecture
|17:15 - 18:00||Tea/coffee on arrival|
|18:05 - 19:40||
The puzzle of planet Mercury - why go there?
Exoplanet discoveries: OUr place in the Star Trek Universe
|19:40 - 20:00||Q & A|
|20:00 - 21:00||Drinks reception|