This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 27th Jun 2018
Helen Sharman is well known as the first British astronaut in space and the first woman to visit the Mir space station, in 1991. A trained chemist, Sharman spent her eight days on the space station conducting medical, agricultural, and chemical experiments.
Since her time in space, Sharman has become an experienced public speaker and science communicator, sharing her experiences as an astronaut to groups from government, academia, business, and schools.
After receiving her BSc in Chemistry from the University of Sheffield, Sharman entered industry before starting her journey as an astronaut. She has worked at the National Physical Laboratory and is currently the Operations Manager for the Chemistry Department at University College London.
She is an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association and the Royal Society of Chemistry. In 1992, she received an OBE for her services to science and in 2018, was appointed Companion (of the Order Of) St Michael and St George for services to science and technology educational outreach.
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Reserve tickets at this website2018-06-27 2018-06-27 Europe/London Dr Helen Sharman - From Mars to the stars: a chemist in space A talk by Helen Sharman, the first British astronaut in space and the first woman to visit the Mir space station. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/06/27/dr-helen-sharman-from-mars-to-the-stars-a-chemist-in-space-174287 SCI,14-15 Belgrave Square,,London