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A Lighthearted History of Space Travel

May 21 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm

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You’ll Never Get to Heaven: A Lighthearted History of Space Travel

Lecturer: Dr. Peter Watson

Everyone “knows” that the idea of space travel started with Jules Verne in the 1870s. In fact people have dreamed of exploring the heavens for thousands of years, and started thinking about the practicalities of it almost a century ago. This partly literary, partly scientific lecture broadly explores just how old the dream is. Interweaving fantasy and practical reality, we will discuss how we have left Earth behind to reach across the solar system to Ultima Thule and beyond. Is it possible to travel to the stars? Or is it true that, in the words of the old camp-fire song, you’ll never get to Heaven?

 

Pre-registration required. Visit our site for biography, registration links and other details.

 

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Details

Date:
May 21
Time:
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost:
$30
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Website:
https://carleton.ca/linr/spring-2019-single-lecture-presentations/#spacetravel

Organizer

Carleton Life-long Learning (and Learning in Retirement)
Phone:
613-520-3699
Email:
learning.in.retirement@carleton.ca
Website:
www.carleton.ca/linr

Venue

Carleton University (Life-Long Learning)
Campus location specified upon registration
Ottawa,
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Phone:
613-520-3699
Website:
www.carleton.ca/linr