Guest Speaker: Stuart Atkinson – “ROSETTA – Landing On a Comet. Europe’s Apollo” – 17 November 2017

November 17, 2017 @ 19:45 – 21:30
Ayton Village Hall
Wilson's Ln
East Ayton, Scarborough YO13 9HY
Free for members. £3 for non-members payable on the door.
Bryan Mosier

Friday 17 November 7.45pm, East Ayton Village Hall

In his talk “ROSETTA – Landing On a Comet. Europe’s Apollo” guest speaker Stuart Atkinson, from Kendal in Cumbria, will look back at the European Space Agency’s hugely successful Rosetta mission to explore the comet 67P, which culminated in the first ever landing of a space probe on the surface of a comet.

Using a combination of official ESA images and exclusive images he has produced himself, by processing the raw data sent back by the Rosetta spacecraft, Stuart will take the audience on a fascinating tour of the enigmatic, ancient object the mission explored. The comet’s towering, crumbling ice cliffs, its huge jets of dust and gas and its rubble-strewn snowy plains will all be seen in exquisite detail.

And after the talk there’ll be a chance for members of the audience to actually “sniff a comet”… !

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