Within a generation, we’ll see the first real Martians colonising the Red Planet. And will life there be anything like the scenes depicted in Ridley Scott’s new film, The Martian?
This informal talk discusses the early mission attempts and failures; data and images from the first flybys; and the incredible scientific discoveries collected over the last decade from ambitious orbiters, landers and rovers. 4th February 2016 Bob Mizon entitled Seven Moons – seven weird and wonderful moons of the Solar System.
A STEM ambassador in the UK, he has appeared on both BBC television and radio and he regularly features as the official astronomer for the BBC in the South West of England.
He is also the tour leader for astronomy holidays in Africa and a consultant to the GEO Observatory in Andalucia, Spain.
a) Practical aspects of the Dark Energy Survey; b) How clusters of galaxies allow us to study Dark Matter and Dark Energy; c) How galaxy patterns allow us to study Dark Matter and Dark Energy; d) How exploding stars allow us to study Dark Matter and Dark Energy; e) How gravitational bending of light allow us to study Dark Matter and Dark Energy.
Biography 2nd June 2016 Mary Spicer - A Beginner's Guide to Astrophotography Our Speaker is from Oxfordshire she is giving her first installment of Astrophotography for beginners could you please add to our web page.Then the audience will be asked to select which 2 or 3 of the following topics they want to learn more about.Each description will take about 10 minutes, followed by questions.A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, he has written for Astronomy U.S, Sky and Telescope, Popular Astronomy and many other publications and websites, including occasional guest articles for NASA's website.But a move to London and light polluted skies kind of killed the passion a bit, and astronomy took a back seat for a few years.Then that passion was reignited when she had the chance to study for the Astronomy GCSE exam in 2011, and this is when she first started astrophotography as part of her GCSE coursework.But central to this talk will be the very real plans to send humans to Mars. Dagenham-born Mizon is the national coordinator for the British Astronomical Association’s Campaign for Dark Skies, which fights against light pollution.He has also written ‘Light Pollution: Responses and Remedies,’ a book aimed at architects, builders and other professionals to highlight the problems.His images of comets and asteroids have graced the NASA home pages on multiple occasions.His comet and general imaging work has won awards and been featured by the like of National Geographic, The Times of London, Universe Today, Space.com, Financial Times and Discovery Channel Science as well as multiple books and peer reviewed journals.