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UK Beagle 2 mission to Mars discovered!

Welcome to the Calthorpe Park School Astronomy Club website!
This week we're excited about...the discovery, 12 years on, of the Beagle 2 mission to explore Mars. The robot probe was spotted by NASA's Mars Recon Observer having achieved a soft landing on the surface but with the solar panels still folded. This would have led to the batteries being drained before any data could be transferred back to Earth.

We meet on Friday lunchtimes in room 35 to talk about stars, planets and science, fact or fiction. The aim of the club is to share information, learn from others and get excited about space. If you can't make the club meetings you will be able to follow the main topics on a powerpoint available on the left hand side of the homepage. Please explore this and the other resources available on this site and share our excitement about space!
See the Photo Gallery for the photography competition winners! 

Interesting Websites:
Astronomical Picture of the Day - Each day, a new space-related picture is uploaded to the website, along with a description from a professional astronomer.

Zooniverse - A website utilizing citizen science where anyone can identify planets, classify galaxies, monitor the moon and much more!

NASA - Visit the amazing NASA website, read the blog updates, look at the amazing picture of the day, and view the awesome NASA calender, where you can look what will happen in space!

Astronomy magazine - All the latest news and info about astronomy, equipment, scientific discoveries and fascinating revelations.

"Another day, another ball of fire rising in the sky."
from the narration to "The Naked City"


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