This is a unique opportunity to have a peek behind the scenes at some of the strange objects, contraptions and devices that have been created since the lab was established in 1966 at Holmbury House, a Victorian mansion in Surrey. The MSSL’s aim is to unravel the mysteries of space through research in fields ranging from the Earth's climate to the most distant galaxies in the known universe, using innovative space instruments.
Dr Lucie Green is a familiar face on the space science circuit. She regularly offers her expertise as a presenter on popular TV and radio science shows, including BBC’s Sky at Night, Horizon and The Infinite Monkey Cage. As an astrophysicist, solar researcher, astronomer and science communicator, Lucie is the perfect person to answer your niggling questions about the sun and the solar system. Her department is currently working on the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter mission, and if that didn’t sound busy enough, she has just been promoted to professor of Physics at UCL.
The MSSL and its surroundings have a rich heritage that you will be able to explore through this unique Art Happens reward. UCL was one of the first universities in the world to become involved in making scientific observations in space. Having participated in more than 35 satellite missions and over 200 rocket experiments, the MSSL sheds hold some wondrous objects! We have selected some images from their archives (see gallery below) to give you an idea of some of the things you may discover on the tour.
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