On November 10th, the World Science Day for Peace and Development, Prof. He Linshu, a member of lecture group of Beihang University Association of Senior Professors (BHASP), gave a popular science lecture on the theme of “Peaceful Use of Space Station” to professors, students and science enthusiasts, introducing the history of China space station and looking forward to the development prospects of open cooperation.
The lecture was held at Beihang International School in a combination of online live stream and offline interaction. It was co-sponsored by the BHASP and the Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (China) (Affiliated to the United Nations) (RCSSTEAP for short), with the full support of the China Organizing Committee of the International Week of Science and Peace. Chen Yixiong, Deputy Director and Secretary-General, and Zhang Dong, Asistant Secretary General of the China Organizing Committee of the International Week of Science and Peace, the head of BHASP, the head of Beihang Air and Space Museum, and representatives of international students from various countries studying at Beihang International School attended the event. Professor Weng Jingnong, Dean of Beihang International School and Executive Director of the RCSSTEAP, presided over the lecture.
Prof. He Linshu introduced the origin, background and purpose of the World Science Day for Peace and Development. Following that, he popularized the basic knowledge of space station to the students, introduced the composition of Chinese space station and its building history, explained the space environment of the space station, interpreted microgravity science experiments and space observation science experiments, and looked forward to the international cooperation and the future of Chinese space station. The lecture was rigorous, practical, informative and easy to understand.
In the interactive session, some international students asked about the launch rocket technology and the operation and maintenance technology of China space station, etc. The students all said that they benefited greatly from Prof. He’s lecture. They had a new awareness of the development of the exploration of aerospace and the China space station, and had a preliminary understanding of Chinese scientists’ continuous efforts to overcome difficulties on the road of achieving self-reliance and self-improvement of high-level science and technology. They were determined to study hard, chase the dream of the universe and explore the unknown.
Chen Yixiong said that 2022 is the International Year of Basic Science for Sustainable Development, and this week marks the UN International Week of Science and Peace, which has been held for 34 years. November 10 is also the World Science Day for Peace and Development. It is of great significance to hold this lecture on this special day at Beihang University, the first institution of higher education in aeronautics and astronautics in China. Beihang has made outstanding contributions to the cultivation of talent in various fields of the country. He called on countries around the world to cooperate and contribute to building a community with a shared future for mankind.
On behalf of the China Organizing Committee of the International Week of Science and Peace, Chen Yixiong presented certificates of honor to Professor He Linshu, BHASP and RCSSTEAP. He thanked Professor He and BHASP for their long-term participation in the cultivation of aerospace talent, and presented to the RCSSTEAP a calligraphy work titled “Ode to Peace” written by his own hand.
On behalf of the RCSSTEAP, Prof. Weng presented souvenirs to Prof. Chen Yixiong and Prof. Zheng Yanliang, Executive Vice President of BHASP.
Professor Zheng Yanliang delivered an impromptu speech, in which he said that the lecture group of BHASP would, as always, do a good job in science lectures and popular science lectures, and continue to make efforts for the university's talent cultivation.
It is reported that nearly 300 people watched the lecture online through the Tencent Conference. The event was commented as a well-organized and excellent lecture.
Since its establishment 12 years ago, especially in recent years, the lecture group of BHASP has held popular science lectures for more than 200 times each year. In the principle of popularizing scientific knowledge and improving scientific literacy, they highlight ideological and political guidance, vigorously promote the spirit of science and scientists, stimulate scientific dreams, create an atmosphere of innovation, and contribute to the improvement of young teachers and students’ scientific literacy and the realization of high-level scientific and technological self-reliance.
Reported by Wang Jing
Photographed by Chen Jiaheng
Reviewed by Zha Guoqing
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Liang Xiaochun