European Space Agency Chief Scientist to Give Florida Tech Keynote Speech
– On Jan. 28 at 1 p.m., Dr. Bernard Foing, chief scientist of the European Space Agency (ESA), the European counterpart to NASA, will give a keynote
address as part of the dedication ceremonies for Florida Tech’s newest building. Foing, helping to inaugurate the F.W. Olin Physical Sciences Building,
will speak in the new, first-floor “high bay” physics lab.
He will discuss ESA space projects, emphasizing the successful Huygens probe that recently landed on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. The presentation is free
and open to the public.
Additionally, at 7 p.m., Foing will present a public lecture summarizing the latest results from the SMART-1 lunar orbiter that is currently mapping the
Moon’s surface. This presentation will take place in the F.W. Olin Life Sciences Building Auditoroium (LSB-130). It is also free.
Foing, of The Netherlands, is a member of ESA’s Science Directorate, the International Astronomical Union and the European Geophysical Society. His
technical specialties include the solar-stellar connection, space/ground-based instrumentation, such as imaging and spectroscopy, and lunar exploration.
The new teaching and research facility is located next to the F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, off University Blvd. For more information, call Lynn McDivitt