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History of Astronomy: What has the space programme ever done for us? by Mary McIntyre

It turns out that the answer to this question is: an awful lot!

Mary's talk covered all the areas that have benefited from the space programme, from solar panels to GPS, and medical innovations.

Mary McIntyre during her talk to the Flamsteed

Our planet faces many climate emergencies and the satellites that orbit us are instrumental in predicting tornadoes and tsunamis and are already saving lives. So next time you talk to a relative across the globe, you can think; the space programme has done this for us!

Mary answers questions after the talk

A full video of the talk can be found here:

The Flamsteed audience show their appreciation for Mary's talk

Pictures by Bobby Manoo and Mike Meynell

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