Bolton School Senior Boys

Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes

Wednesday 18 April 2018, 7.00pm 
Bolton School Girls’ Division Great Hall

Bolton School will host a talk from Dr Suzie Imber, Associate Professor in Space Physics and winner of the BBC television series Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes? Members of the public are invited to join Bolton School pupils and staff for this free lecture.

Dr. Suzie Imber is an Associate Professor at the University of Leicester, specialising in studying the environments of the planets in our solar system, particularly the Earth (‘Space Weather’) and Mercury. She will talk about the upcoming European Space Agency BepiColombo mission to Mercury, and the instrument built at the University that will be on board, as well as discuss the threat to society posed by significant space weather events at the Earth.

Suzie is also a high altitude mountaineer, and will talk about her research discovering new mountains, as well as her recent expedition to the Andes.

Finally, Suzie was the winner of the BBC Astronauts: Do You Have What it Takes? series, where she was spun in a centrifuge, took her own blood, visited a NASA research facility on the ocean floor in Florida, and experienced a microgravity flight.  She will discuss the wide range of skills tested in this competition, and share what she learned from the experience.

This free event is open to everyone and will take place in the Girls’ Division Great Hall on Wednesday 18 April 2018, beginning at 7.00pm. Refreshments will be available beforehand from 6.30pm. Parking will be available in the Girls’ Division Quad, which will be clearly signposted on the night.


Event Contact: Mr B Ickringill, Academic Enrichment Coordinator for the Sciences (


This event is part of an ongoing series Arts and Sciences Enrichment Lectures hosted by the Girls' Division. Click the link to discover the full programme of events for 2017/18.

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