UC Connect: Artemis - The Future of Deep Space Exploration

Presenter: Tim Atkins, NASA Senior Engineer and UC Erskine Fellow
  • Date: Thursday, 3 October 2019 to Thursday, 3 October 2019
  • Time: 07:00PM to 08:00PM
  • Location: C1, Central lecture theatres, University of Canterbury, Ilam Campus
  • Ticket: Free
UC Connect public lecture – Artemis: The Future of Deep Space Exploration
Artemis was the mythical twin sister of Apollo, and goddess of the Moon. Now she personifies our path to the Moon as the name of NASA’s Program to return astronauts to the lunar surface – including the first woman. When they land, they will be where no-one has gone before: the Moon’s South Pole. 
In this upcoming UC Connect public lecture, Artemis: The Future of Deep Space Exploration, NASA Senior Engineer and UC Erskine Fellow Tim Atkins will explain how, working with American and international partners, the Artemis Program will establish a sustainable human presence on the Moon.
The aim of the program is to uncover new scientific discoveries, demonstrate new technologies, and lay the foundation for a lunar economy. NASA’s further goals include exploration of Mars and other Deep Space destinations; Artemis is the first step in this new era of human exploration. With some of humanity’s most advanced technologies, future astronauts will stay longer on the surface of the Moon, explore more of the Moon than ever imagined, and build a sustainable presence.
About the speaker
Tim Atkins manages avionics requirements, testing, and analyses for key components of the Artemis Programs, at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center: the Space Launch System and Human Lander. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Central Florida, with decades of experience in software development, electronics integration, and rocket science. He and his wife have six children and five grandchildren (with #6 coming in January).  He enjoys home-construction projects, helping low-income communities, hiking, and time with relatives all over the world.
UC Connect public lecture: Artemis: The Future of Deep Space Exploration presented by Tim Atkins, NASA Senior Engineer and UC Erskine Fellow, on Thursday 3 October, 7pm-8pm, in C-Block lecture theatres, Ilam campus, University of Canterbury, Christchurch.
Registrations open 30 August 2019. 
Early bird registration will commence four weeks out from lecture date and will be available until all places are full. A second allocation of tickets will be available 10 days prior to the lecture. If you do not manage to register, you are welcome to arrive on the day and wait for all available seats to be released five minutes prior to the lecture commencing.
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