CPS Events Publications
- CPS Summer Meeting 10 July 2012
- NASA Dawn/Vesta mission seminar 22 June
- Dr Peter Grindrod discusses NASA landing on Mars
- November RS meetings relevant to origins of life
- Origins Networking Event
- MAPS Graduate Open Day
- Exoplanet Journal Club
- Saturn's Mysterious Magnetism - RAS 10 May 2013
- Planetary interiors shaping their outer surfaces - Prof. Lithgow-Bertelloni at the RAS 29 May 2013
- CPS Summer Meeting: Mon 24 June 2013
- Dr. Geraint Jones presents 'Ice Worlds' at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition
- Prof. Ian Crawford Inaugural Lecture: 4 June
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Dr Peter Grindrod discusses NASA landing on Mars
31 July 2012
On Monday 6 August, UCL scientist Dr Peter Grindrod
(UCL Earth Sciences/CPS) will appear as a guest expert at an event at the
Natural History Museum, following the live landing of Curiosity, the
NASA Mars Science Laboratory rover on Mars.
A live-stream webcast will broadcast live footage of Curiosity as it lands on Mars and a web-link with the NASA Control Room in California will allow the audience to ask Mission Control questions directly.
A panel of three scientists, including Dr Peter Grindrod will be on
hand to explain exactly what is happening and the historic significance
of the mission.
Dr Peter Grindrod commented: “Curiosity is the biggest,
most advanced rover ever sent to another planet. The landing, although
the most difficult ever attempted, is worth the risk - Curiosity could
forever change the way that we think about Mars and the chances for life
on the Red Planet.”
After the landing, the audience will be able to see some
Mars-related artefacts, chat informally with the scientists and wait for
the first images to be transmitted back to Earth from Curiosity.
To book tickets and further information on the event, please visit the links below.
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