Monday Talk 10th September – Leicester’s Space Rockets

Please come along to our first meeting after the summer break, on Monday 10th September at 7.30pm for a talk by Roger Cooper on “Skylark sounding rockets”. All welcome including visitors.

During the period between 1961 and 1978 the University of Leicester Space Research Group was active in launching scientific experiments on Britain’s Skylark Rocket. These were launched from Woomera in Australia, Sardinia, Norway and Spain. With over 50 scientific payloads flown during this period Leicester has become a world class Astrophysics authority in galactic and extra galactic X-Ray Astronomy.