Space and the Universe
|Group leader:||Colin Brown|
|Meeting Venue:||On-line at present.|
|Time:||4th Tuesday of the month at 2:30pm|
New members are welcome. If you would like to know more about our solar system and the wider universe, are interested in the technology of spaceflight, or are intrigued by the occasional space stories that appear in the news, come along to one of our meetings and see whether you would like to join us. Don't be afraid of appearing ignorant. In the face of such a huge and rapidly evolving subject we all feel ignorant, but we're there to learn.
Next meeting: See "Dates for your diary" below. We have been meeting on-line during the COVID-19 pandemic and hope to return to in-person meetings soon.
Latest landing on Mars
We have been thrilled by the stills and videos from Perseverance, NASA's latest rover, which landed on Mars on 18th February. Image quality is amazing. This picture is a small part of a panorama from the landing site. On the skyline you can see the rim of 30 mile wide Jezero crater, in which the rover landed. Click or tap here to see the full panorama. Be sure to click or tap on the full screen symbol on that page and use the zoom controls provided there to appreciate the full detail available. When you've zoomed in you can drag the picture about to see different areas.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Oct 19th||Royal Astronomical Society online public lecture at 13:00 What’s in a shadow? Past, Present and Future of Black Hole Imaging by Prof Heino Falcke (Radboud University Nijmegen). Attendance is free, but you need to register via the RAS website to be sent the link to join the webcast.|