January Lecture 2018

“Solar Orbiter – Mission to the Sun”

Thursday 18th January 2018

Lecture Starts at 7.30 pm
(Light Refreshments at 7.00 pm)

Speaker: Kyle Palmer – Airbus Defence & Space

Location: Lecture Theatre ‘2’, Cambridge University Engineering Department, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ.

The talk will provide an overview of the Solar Orbiter Mission, its background, mission design, orbit and objectives. It will also provide an introduction of the instruments on-board Solar Orbiter and their main science objectives. The design challenges of the solar orbiter mission will then be explored and the current status of the mission presented.

The lecture titles and dates are booked well in advance but are subject to change.

 

December Lecture 2017

“C17 Aeromedical Evacuations”

Thursday 14th December 2017

Lecture Starts at 7.30 pm
Mulled wine and mince pies to follow

Speaker: Sqn Ldr Chris Powell and Flt Lt Andy McDowell – No 99 Sqn RAF

Location: Lecture Theatre ‘0’, Cambridge University Engineering Department, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ.

In Nov 2000, 99 Squadron was reformed to operate the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, which has become an essential component of the UK Strategic Airlift requirement. With its highly capable fleet of C17s, 99 Squadron has been involved in a variety of roles including Specialist Aeromedical Evacuation, Repatriations and Humanitarian Relief.

This talk will cover the role of the C17 aircraft and 99 Squadron in Aeromedical Evacuation.

The lecture titles and dates are booked well in advance but are subject to change.

 

November Lecture 2017

“Advanced Fast Jet Helmets – STRIKER II”

Thursday 23rd November 2017

Lecture Starts at 7.30 pm
Light Refreshments served from 7.00 pm

Speaker: Alex Cameron, BAE Systems

Location: Lecture Theatre ‘0’, Cambridge University Engineering Department, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ.

The lecture will be held by Alex Cameron, a Product Manager in Helmet and Head-Mounted Display Systems at BAE Systems. Alex has 39 years’ experience in Avionics Displays, principally working in the field of helmet-mounted and head-up displays. The lecture is a summary of BAE Systems journey in head-mounted display systems and provides a vision on the future for head worn systems and their capabilities and applications

 

The lecture titles and dates are booked well in advance but are subject to change.