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Wed, 22 Mar



Gardening in Space

Greg Briarty

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Gardening in Space
Gardening in Space

Time & Location

22 Mar 2023, 19:30

Sherborne, Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne DT9 3NL, UK

About the event

Greg spent most of his career at Nottingham University, originally in the Botany Department, where he lectured in Plant Physiology and Plant Anatomy and in electron microscopy.

Greg will look at the reasons for studying plant biology in space, the ways in which an investigator can get access to the microgravity and space environment, the sorts of facilities that are available to experimenters, and some of the problems involved in carrying out space experiments.  For example, how do you water your plants in microgravity?  He'll cover the types of investigations of plant growth currently being carried out on the International Space Station, and look at the latest results of this work and how it’s preparing the ground for long term missions to the Moon and Mars.

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