That old Mars magic

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.

Paul Sutherland

Paul Sutherland

I have been a professional journalist for nearly 40 years. I write regularly for science magazines including BBC Sky at Night magazine, BBC Focus, Astronomy Now and Popular Astronomy. I have also authored three books on astronomy and contributed to others.
Paul Sutherland

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Paul Sutherland

I have been a professional journalist for nearly 40 years. I write regularly for science magazines including BBC Sky at Night magazine, BBC Focus, Astronomy Now and Popular Astronomy. I have also authored three books on astronomy and contributed to others.

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