Professor Colin Pillinger – “The Beagle 2 Project”

Colin Pillinger and Gordon Carter

Wednesday, 7 March 2001

Following is an excerpt from an article published in “Astronomy Now” in July 2001, describing Professor Colin Pillinger’s visit to Papworth:

Papworth Astronomy Club held their third open evening on Wednesday, March 7 in the splendid surroundings of the Bradbury Progression Centre, Papworth Hall. The even included a series of video presentations, a slide show by Keith Tritton entitled “Galaxies”, the opportunity to use a range of hands-on astronomy computer software, and a display of telescopes and accessories laid on by Green Witch from Cambridge.

This year, the special attraction was Colin Pillinger from the Open University, who demonstrated the British Beagle 2 Mars Lander, scheduled for launch in 2003. A capacity audience was enthralled by Prof. Pillinger’s talk about the search for life on Mars.

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