Professor Richard B Hoover visits Cheltenham

Dr. Holley Martlew and Prof Richard B Hoover

Dr. Holley Martlew and Prof Richard B Hoover - Credit: © Thousand Word Media

The Ballroom in Cheltenham hosts Professor Richard B Hoover

The Ballroom Indian restaurant in Cheltenham’s Montpellier was the venue for a special dinner hosted by Dr Holley Martlew for guest of honour NASA scientist Professor Richard B Hoover.

Guests listened to Prof Hoover – a Professor of the Russian Academy of Science, Inventor of the Year for the water-window X-ray microscope, and American Optical Society gold medal-winner – talk about his ground-breaking research into diatoms and how they have been found in meteorites, and may be the building blocks of life on Earth or any other planet.

Guest of honor Prof Richard B Hoover with illustrations of diatoms

Guest of honor Prof Richard B Hoover with illustrations of diatoms - Credit: © Thousand Word Media

Andy Toohig and Liz Perry

Andy Toohig and Liz Perry - Credit: © Thousand Word Media

Ian and Anita Davidson

Ian and Anita Davidson - Credit: © Thousand Word Media

Mondo Guidetti and Richard Woolley

Mondo Guidetti and Richard Woolley - Credit: © Thousand Word Media

Tony and Helen Newman

Tony and Helen Newman - Credit: © Thousand Word Media

Tony and Helen Newman

Tony and Helen Newman - Credit: © Thousand Word Media

Rosemary and Graham Thornton

Rosemary and Graham Thornton - Credit: © Thousand Word Media

Dr Richard and Clair Hayman

Dr Richard and Clair Hayman - Credit: © Thousand Word Media

Dr Richard and Clair Hayman

Dr Richard and Clair Hayman - Credit: © Thousand Word Media

Guest of honor Prof Richard B Hoover with illustrations of diatoms

Guest of honor Prof Richard B Hoover with illustrations of diatoms - Credit: © Thousand Word Media

Guest of honor Prof Richard B Hoover with illustrations of diatoms

Guest of honor Prof Richard B Hoover with illustrations of diatoms - Credit: © Thousand Word Media

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