ASTRONOMY – New Discoveries
From Mars to the Edge of the Universe


Wednesday 11th October 2023


£27.00 per attendee, including coffee or tea on arrival. Bring your own picnic lunch. Gates open at 10.30am for a 10.30am start. The event finishes around 4pm.


This study day is planned to be held on the Ground Floor of the Mansion. The event is suitable for wheelchair users. Wheelchair users wishing to attend however should contact the Box Office to allow the organisers to make appropriate arrangements and to check about any changes to the event location.


Space exploration has never been greater than in the last four years. The Artemis Mission to the Moon, the Exploration of Mars and the James Webb Telescope images, are all revealing so many new discoveries. In this brand-new study day for 2023, your tutor, Ann Mills FRAS, will share the most up-to-date information from each of these missions,

How soon will we return to the Moon?

What are the Mars Rovers telling us about the past of our close neighbour in the Solar System and is it relevant to our future on Earth?

Will the James Webb Telescope images take us back closer to the Big Bang?

All of these questions will be explored through stunning images from NASA and ESA. The Study Day is suitable for beginners.

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