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Bringing China and the World Together

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FEB. 12, SUNDAY: "CHINA'S AMBITIONS IN SPACE SCIENCE" BY PROF. RICHARD DE GRIJS

To kick off the Year of the Rooster, we hope to see you at this presentation by RASBJ's Prof. Richard de Grijs, on China's programs in space sciences, including the country's latest pursuits in astronomy and spaceflight. Last year, Chinese scientists celebrated the unveiling of the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, which began operation in September in Guizhou. China's ambitions for the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, are high. Roughly the size of 450 basketball courts, the telescope was called China's "eye in the sky" by President Xi Jinping in a congratulatory message and Chinese scientists are hoping for ground-breaking scientific discoveries -- and possibly messages from extraterrestrials. Please join us for this wide-ranging talk about China's exploration of the final frontier, including its ambitions in Antarctica and its pursuit of science with the next generation Thirty Meter Telescope.

WHAT: "China's ambitions in space science" by Prof Richard de Grijs

WHEN: Feb. 12, 2017, Sunday,  from 7:00-9:00 PM

WHERE: The Courtyard Institute, #28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District www.courtyardinstitute.com

HOW MUCH: RMB 30 for members of RASBJ and Understanding Science, RMB 50 for non-members

RSVP: please email communications.ras.bj@gmail.com and write "Space" in the subject header
 

MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKER:


Professor Richard de Grijs is an acclaimed academic and prolific public speaker, masterful at gently easing his audience into the often complex ideas associated with astronomy and astrophysics. Born and raised in the Netherlands, Richard now hails from Beijing (China), where he joined the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University in September 2009. He was awarded a 2017 Erskine award by the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) in part for his engagement with undergraduate students. He is a well-known face in the Beijing expat community, where he organizes monthly Science Cafés in English for a discerning international audience. 

Many thanks to Understanding Science and the Courtyard Institute, our partners for this event. 

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