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Jocelyn Bell Lecture for 6th form students at the Ulster Museum

Date: Wednesday 19th March 2014

Time: 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

Location : Ulster Museum

Cost : Free

I am delighted to tell you that Professor Jocelyn Bell will be delivering a lecture at the Ulster Museum on 19th March at 1.00pm.

Prof Jocelyn Bell-Burnell was born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland. As a postgraduate student, she discovered the first radio pulsars with her thesis supervisor Antony Hewish, for which Hewish was awarded a Nobel Prize. Since this time she has had a successful academic career studying stars and astronomical bodies, has championed women in science, been president of the Royal Astronomical Society and is current president of the Institute of Physics (IOP). She has received many honours for her scientific research and for engaging the public; she was made a CBE in 1999 and a Dame in 2007. Astrophysicist who discovered the first pulsar and was the first female president of the Institute of Physics.

Professor Bell will talk about her work and will directly address the STEM agenda by encouraging pupils to continue studying the science subjects, particularly Physics.

Suitable for AS and A2 students

If you would like to reserve seats for your class, please email  Dr Geraldine Macartney geraldine.macartney@nmni.com with the following information:

Your name, name of your school, telephone number and number of seats you wish to reserve. Early booking is advisable.

You will receive confirmation of your booking, please do not arrange transport until you receive this.