Mars - From past to future (24th Nov 2017)

Start time: 20:00

Location: Seething

Host: Roger Preece

Mars - From past to future

Our Open Evening presentation shows how our understanding of the fourth planet of our sun has evolved, especially since the first use of telescopes. The flood of information and data returned from orbiting space craft and landers in recent years has given us a reasonable understanding of the history of Mars so far and of its nature today, but there is plenty of scope for surprises, can we answer the vital question - “has there ever been life on Mars?”

  • Doors open at 7:30 with talks starting at 8:00, unless the room fills up earlier, in which case the talk will start sooner and depending on numbers likely to be repeated. Talks vary in length but generally last approximately 40 minutes and are aimed at those with a general interest in astronomy. We will tweet if there is likely to be an additional talk.
  • Admission is Adults £3.00 Adult members £2.00 All Children £1.50 there is no need to pre book, just turn up on the night. 
  • Refreshments are available and there will be a chance to observe through the telescopes, if the skies are clear and members with be on hand to answer your astronomy queries. Children are welcome (recommend from about 8 years upwards)

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