Towards the Red Planet


Dr Penny Marriott and the Alton College Rocket Scientists invite you to join them for in a journey of discovery "Towards the Red Planet. Together with Dr Marriot, our Resident Scientist, students have been augmenting their studies by following a real world research opportunity.

The Beagle 2 spacecraft went missing while on its journey to Mars in 2003. Our students have been using computer modelling techniques to understand what might have happened to the craft. Come along to the lecture and hear about their discoveries.

The lecture begins at 7.00 pm on Tuesday June 29th in the Berkoff Theatre here at Alton College with light refreshments available from 6.30 pm. All are welcome, however spaces are limited, so if you would like to attend, please let us know by emailing your interest to


29 June, 2010 - 18:30 - 22:00