St Peter's 13-18
World-leading academic Professor Chris Impey has visited St Peter's School to deliver a lecture exploring whether humanity can survive elsewhere in the solar system.
Professor Impey, from the University of Arizona, was speaking at St Peter's as part of a public lecture, attended by over 400 York residents.
‘Our Future off Earth’ explored the Space Race and recent developments in the private sector that offer people the chance to pay for trips into space. The talk also looked ahead of this commercial activity as Professor Impey envisaged the human race’s future off-earth.
David Morris, Head of Science at St Peter’s School, said: “We were very privileged to hear Professor Impey speak about cutting-edge developments in space travel. He is speaking at Gresham College while in the UK, and we are very thankful that he could join us in York. The lecture offered an incredible overview of current space travel and it will be very exciting to see what happens in the years to come.”
Chris Impey is a University Distinguished Professor of Astronomy and Associate Dean of the College of Science at the University of Arizona. He has over 180 refereed publications on observational cosmology, galaxies, and quasars, and his research has been supported by $20 million in NASA and NSF grants.