For National Astronomy Week, the following experts on Mars and
its environment have kindly agreed to make themselves available
to answer questions from anyone who has a specific query
Dr. Andrew Ball, Open University
Planetary landers, Soviet/Russian space activities, missions
to near Earth objects and comets.
Monica Grady, National History Museum
Expertise: Mars and life on Mars, meteorites, asteroids,
comets and impacts.
Barrie Jones, Open University
Martian atmosphere and volatiles, life on Mars, history
of ideas about life on Mars.
Paula Martin, University of Cambridge
Expertise: Martian interior, surface processes and magnetic
Colin Pillinger, Open University
Peter Read, University of Oxford
Expertise: Martian meteorology and climate.
David Rothery, Open University
Volcanology and planetary sciences, involved in characterising
Beagle2 landing site.
Ashley Seabrook, Open University
Remote sensing of Mars, understanding the Martian surface,
particularly Isidis Planatia.
Lionel Wilson, Lancaster University
Expertise: Planetary volcanic processes, including volcano-water-ice
interactions on Mars.
Ian Wright, Open University
Martian meteorites, surface processes, water on Mars, geochemistry.