Galileo Day for Europe at RWTH


Talk and discussion evening at C.A.R.L. Lecture Hall Complex on May 15, 2019.


Galileo – the new European satellite navigation system – can also be considered the “European satellite navigation system for the world.” RWTH recognized this potential early on and therefore implemented it in research projects on the topic of autonomous transportation and navigation.

Given this context, RWTH’s Institute of Automatic Control and RWTHextern are inviting you to join them for Galileo Day for Europe. In this event, various short talks will present the Galileo system, its impacts on society, and relevance regarding global competition from a local, German, and European perspective.

Matthias Petschke, Head of EU Satellite Navigation Programs, will present a talk on Galileo – New Chances for Europe. René Kleeßen, Head of Navigation Department, DLR Aerospace Management, will meanwhile outline the challenges and also the chances the system could have for Germany. Finally, Alexander Markschies from RWTH’s Chair of Art History will explain the meaning of the system’s namesake, Galileo Galilei, and his importance for research from a historical perspective.

The event will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, from 5pm to 7:30pm, at Lecture Hall H03, C.A.R.L. Lecture Hall Complex, Claßenstraße 11, Aachen.

We warmly invite you to join the talk and discussion evening, which will be held in German. No registration is required and the event is free of charge.

Editorial by: Press and Communications