The Section’s 2021 Summer edition of Sagittarius newsletter has been released, it can be found in More>Newsletters or via this link.

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Listed below are all the current events, lectures and courses which are coming up at the through out the year.

Our list of scheduled talks can be viewed via this link and previous topics discussed viewed via this link


Talk - Space Cameras

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Space-exploring cameras are bringing the universe into an even sharper focus. Imaging experts on the Mars rovers teams discuss how to get images from millions of miles away to screens here on Earth. This is not just for people interested in astrophotography – the talk is illustrated with many stunning images from Mars. by Dr. Justin Maki & Hallie Abarca

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The search for life is "civilization level science." What happens if or when we find it? Using the upcoming block of "Ocean Access" missions, astrobiologist Morgan Cable shows us why ocean worlds are important and what the discovery of life could mean to us as a civilization. by Morgan Cable, Astrobiology and Ocean Worlds, JPL

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Talk - Mercury

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Explore volcanoes on Mercury and the history of formation through our past missions to our Solar System's smallest planet. by Professor Dave Rothery

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On 21st December Apollo 8 launched, the mission lasted 5 days and carried astronauts James Lovell, William Anders and Frank Borman to the Moon and back. They were the first humans to leave low Earth orbit and head for another celestial body. Mike Collins, who was later to be the command module pilot on Apollo 11, was acting as Capcom (the point of contact on the ground) at Houston and the Apollo 8 crew.

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