People’s fascination with the Red Planet was clearly shown last night when more than 600 turned up for a Mars, Meteors and Mulled Wine evening organised by the Science Museum at its Wroughton outpost near Swindown Wilts.
The impressive queue for the telescopes to view Mars was only equalled by the long line to collect the bangers and mash supper. Beagle scientist Professor Colin Pillinger got huge applause for his presentation and signed books for the visitors.
Despite growing cloud during the day, it cleared enough for Mars to be seen by most present.
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