Cambridge Astronomical Association
Cambridge Young Astronomers



Saving Apollo 13
Wednesday 17th June 2020
Start time : 20:00

Speaker : Dave Eagle


A look at what went wrong with the Apollo 13 Lunar mission and what it took to get the three astronauts back to Earth safely.

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About our speaker:

David has been interested in astronomy ever since he can remember. He first used to gaze up at the night sky and wondered how it all fitted together. That puzzle didn't start to unravel properly until the age of 9 when he suddenly "discovered" The Plough for himself. He started observing with some old 10x50 binoculars gradually moving onto a small refractor bought by his parents for Christmas. Living in North London he joined with other kindred souls at South West Herts Astronomy Society but the distance of their meetings and being too young to drive, meant he could only attend a few meetings. However, one look at Saturn through their large reflector had him hooked. In 1987, tired of observing all alone, he established the Bedford Astronomical Society which has been flourishing ever since. He has a dgree in Biology and was Editor of the Handbook of the Federation of Astronomical Societies for a few years and elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1996.

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