Ms Ann Devereux, Manager of systems Engineering, Integration and Test of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA delivered a lecture titled ‘Journey to the Moon and Mars’ at the IISER Kolkata Auditorium on 25 September 2019. It was a very enlightening presentation as she explained technical aspects involved in space journeys, with relevant stories and slide shows. One was reminded of a famous Einstein quote- ‘If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t know it well enough’. Ms Devereux actually made ‘Rocket Science’ look easy and enjoyable, as her presentation was lively, lucid and was peppered with humour.
Pupils of two senior classes attended the lecture, which was a very enriching experience for them. It acquainted them with some intricate, yet interesting facts about journey into space.