South West Branch – to Mars via Kazakhstan (05 October 2018)

Date: 05 October 2018

Start Time: 7.30 pm

Venue: Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN.

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Terry Ransome, FBIS – To Mars via Kazakhstan

Beagle 2 – lost on Mars but found 11 years later
Terry was an aerospace engineer for over 30 years. The final highlight in his working life was to work at the Russian Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan from where Yuri Gagarin embarked on the first human spaceflight. Terry took with him the UK’s Mars Lander Beagle 2, the probe that was lost on Mars at Christmas 2003, but found 11 years later. In this talk he tells how Beagle 2 came about, and how it was prepared, launched and eventually found on Mars. A postscript looks at hopes and expectations of missions now on their way, or soon to be launched to the Red Planet.

Registration is not necessary. BIS/Herschel AstroSoc members/students pay £2 on the door; other visitors pay £4. 

We are grateful to the Herschel Astronomy Society for organising this joint lecture. 

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