Return to the Moon

Society Meeting

Thursday, 26th September 2019 (19:45 - 22:00)


To be presented in the Concert room.

My talk this evening will review the background to the Apollo programme, what it achieved. I will then look at what has happened in the last 50 years regarding lunar exploration. I will then describe the NASA Artemis program, the timescale and goals it aims to achieve in return humans to the moon and beyond.


Speaker: Andrew Kirton-Vaughan

Andrew studied a Masters in Materials & Engineering Science at St John’s College, Oxford University and a MSc in Materials and Manufacturing Management at Sheffield Hallam University. 

He Worked for Tata Steel (formerly British Steel / Corus) for 13 years including 5yrs at Technical Manager of the Aldwarke Steelplant in Rotherham. He is now Technical Director of an Iron and a Steel Foundry in Derbyshire.

He got his first telescope last February, a 5” Newtonian which I only had for 6 weeks before upgrading to a 10” and now uses a 12” Dobsonian to visually observe deep sky objects as well as several smaller telescopes for astrophotography.

His main interest is space flight & astrophotography, particularly globular clusters.

Learn more about Andrew Kirton-Vaughan

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