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Online meeting with Sandor Kruk, ESA researcher

on 09 June 2020

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) invites you on Friday, 12 June, at 15:00, to attend an online meeting with Sandor Kruk, researcher at the European Space Agency (ESA) in the Netherlands, where he analyses data obtained by ESA's scientific missions.

The event is organised by ESERO, a project of the European Space Agency (ESA) in collaboration with ROSA, and can be followed live on the ESERO Romania Facebook page.

A former recipient of the gold medal in the Astrophysics Olympiad, Sandor studied at University College London in the UK and received his PhD from Oxford University with a thesis on galaxy evolution and citizen science, related to the Galaxy Zoo project, which invites the general public to contribute to research. Sandor is the co-founder of the Romanian Science Festival, a non-formal education project whose goal is to inspire students to better understand science by bringing Romanian mentors from abroad to schools in Romania.

On Friday, Sandor will talk about the most successful space science mission of NASA and ESA: the Hubble Space Telescope. In its 30 years of existence, Hubble has captured hundreds of thousands of images of nebulae, galaxies, swarms of galaxies and gravitational lenses that have revolutionized our understanding of the universe and fascinated the general public. Hubble showed us how stars form, how they live and how they die, and discovered the most distant galaxies in the Universe, revealing complicated details about their shapes, structures and history. Today, Hubble continues to reveal innovative science by offering even more answers to major astronomy questions. In the future, it will be succeeded by the Euclid and James Webb Space Telescope missions.

More information about the event can be found at this link.

Image credit: ESERO