On Friday the 15th of September I will be re-visiting Cambridge Astronomical Association to give them a presentation on Mars – The Red Planet. This coincides with their recent observing evening celebrating 140 years of Mars observing since Schiaparelli drew his infamous Canali and Asaph Hall discovered the two small moons, Phobos and Deimos.
I will talk about past observations, the frustrations of observing the planet as an amateur, and review of some of the unmanned missions, both failures and successes that have visited the planet and a look at future possibilities of manned flights.
The meeting starts at 8pm.
The venus is:
The Institute of Astronomy,