Podcaster: Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. 

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Bringing back the much-missed Awesome Astronomy interviews with a bang, we’re joined by friend of the show Chris Lee.

Chris began his career in the 80s in the UK space industry at British Aerospace, Matra Marconi and SCISYS where he worked on the Hubble Space Telescope, the Giotto mission to Halley’s Comet, Beagle 2, Exomars and LISA Pathfinder.

He then became the UK Space Agency’s first Head of Space Science and then Head of Space Science before becoming Chief Scientist at the UK Space Agency, Chis has been involved in a wealth of epic space missions.

Now retired, he’s a keen amateur astronomer with Bristol Astronomical Society, an astroimager and listener to the show that we’ve been wanting to record a chat with for quite a while.

Bio: Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).

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