Event: Daytime Event: Robots on Mars


c/o National Astronomy Week Team
RAS, Burlington House, Picadilly



Starts:Thu 19th Nov 11:00


Have you got what it takes to search for life on Mars? Join us to build a Mars rover live out of the contents of your recycling bin. Put our extra-terrestrial exploration experts from the Glasgow Science Centre, the University of Glasgow and the Natural History Museum to the test answering your questions on martian exploration. Find out how your school can do your own real mission-based science and rover design in the classroom with the Roving with Rosalind team!  This event is mainly aimed at children, but anyone is welcome to join.

** This event has now run.  You can view a recording on our YouTube Channel by clicking here

The Roving With Rosalind Team

About the speakers:

Aine O'Brien: PhD Student at the University of Glasgow, uses lasers and X-rays to search for organic molecules (the building blocks of life) in rocks from Mars.

Sara Motaghian: PhD student at the Natural History Museum of London, works on training the "eyes" of the Rosalind Franklin ExoMars rover to see on Mars.

Nina Cameron
Nina Cameron

Glasgow Science Centre: Nina and Katie are part of Glasgow Science Centre's Planetarium team. The Planetarium at Glasgow Science Centre is the largest fulldome digital planetarium in Scotland, and supports the centre's mission to inspire everyone to explore and understand the world around them, and to discover and enjoy science by showcasing the most exciting and up-to-date news in astronomy, astrophysics, and space exploration.

Katie Mackinnon

Hosts: Richard Hollingham (Boffin media) & Alastair Bruce (Dynamic Earth)

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