Wed, 18 Nov|
The Wilderness Centre
Mars Discovery Evening
Come and bask in the wonder that is Mars and its enigmatic moons Phobos and Deimos!
Time & Location
18 Nov 2020, 17:30 – 19:30
The Wilderness Centre, Wysis Way, Plump Hill, Mitcheldean GL17 0HA, UK
About the Event
Our contribution to National Astronomy Week 2020 is an evening basking in the wonder that is Mars and its enigmatic moons Phobos and Deimos.
We shall discover the story of Mars, from Aristotle to Galileo, HG Wells and Gustav Holst, the Viking missions and Curiosity. From the biggest volcano in the Solar System to Percival Lowell's canals, we shall explore our planetary neighbour through discussion, through imagery and, weather permitting, through our telescopes.
Mars is currently the closest it will be to us until 2033, so why not join us under the dark and hopefully clear Forest of Dean skies at our Wilderness observatory for a taste of our experiential and outdoor learning.