I would like to draw your attention to a unique multimedia event '50 Years in Space' - a collaboration between the Centre for American Studies and the Space Research Centre - which will take place in the National Space Centre, Leicester on the afternoon of Sunday 22nd April, from 3-7 pm. Posters advertising the event are around the university, but the poster is also available at: www.le.ac.uk/americanstudies/documents/50yearsinspace.pdf
Speakers for the event include: Michael Neufeld, Chair of Space History at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC; Sir Christopher Frayling, Rector at the Royal College of Art; Scott Lucas, Chair of American History, University of Birmingham); David Pascoe, Reader in English at the University of Glasgow; and George Fraser & Alan Wells from the Space Research Centre, University of Leicester. There will also be an opportunity to see rare film and archival footage; a 360 degree screening in the Space Theatre; a buffet reception; and a chance for a private viewing of the Space Centre's exhibits, including a scale model of the Soviet sallelite Sputnik 1 which was launched fifty years ago.
Professor Martin Halliwell
Director, Centre for American Studies
University of Leicester