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Wednesday, April 1

March 2009 Meeting Report

Thanks to everyone who came along last night for our March meeting. We had a fascinating talk from Stuart Atkinson on his recent, well deserved, VIP visit to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. He followed that with a visually stunning review of the first five year of the Mars Rover mission, providing us with an indication of where the rovers are now heading, and the promise of some truly spectacular images from Opportunity if the rover can last another 12 months or so. Fingers crossed . . .

We also discussed ideas for some CAS events to support the International Year of Astronomy this year. More on that in a separate post.

There's much more information on Mars Rover images etc on Stuart's blog, Cumbrian Sky. If you're not a regular reader, bookmark it today !

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