Rockets and Rovers with Bath Astronomers

Rockets and Rovers with Bath Astronomers

Saturday 30th October 2021 from 10:30am to 12:30pm

St Mary's Church Hall - Marlborough
Silverless Street, Marlborough, SN8 1JQ

How do you get a robot buggy from Earth to the surface of Mars in one piece and then drive around without crashing?

This drop-in workshop will explore each of the challenges involved with the opportunity to create your own solutions and try them out.

You’ll follow in the footsteps of the makers of Martian rovers Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity, Curiosity, Perseverance and Zhurong. Your Chief Engineer for the mission will be Simon Holbeche of Bath Astronomers

Drop-in anytime between 10:30 and 12:30, no booking needed.

This event takes place as part of the Marlborough Dark Skies Fest 2021.


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Marlborough Dark Skies Fest

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



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  • Rockets and Rovers with Bath Astronomers

    Saturday 30th October 2021 from 10:30am to 12:30pm

    St Mary’s Church Hall – Marlborough, Silverless Street, Marlborough, SN8 1JQ

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  • Watching Space Dust with Simon from Bath Astronomers

    Saturday 30th October 2021 from 13:00pm to 14:00pm

    St Mary’s Church Hall – Marlborough, Silverless Street, Marlborough, SN8 1JQ

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  • Make me an Astronaut – Space Detectives

    Sunday 31st October 2021 from 10:00am to 12:30pm

    St Mary’s Church Hall – Marlborough, Silverless Street, Marlborough, SN8 1JQ

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