Jerry Stone has given lectures on space since 1969 and has held public exhibitions since 1975. In the 1980s he was on the curatorial staff at the Science Museum, where he covered the Astronomy, Space and Exploration collections, including the Apollo 10 spacecraft. He is a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society and the Royal Astronomical Society, and a Director of the Mars Society UK. He speaks all over the UK and abroad.

Let's go to Mars!


Friday 17th May at 2.00pm

A practical way to reach the Red Planet. The USA and Europe both have plans to reach Mars, but don’t expect to do so before the year 2025.
Yet if we started now, we could get there in about 10 years, without it costing a fortune. Hear about a new way of reaching Mars, and what the Mars Society is doing to prepare us for the trip.


Life in the Universe

Saturday 18th May at 12.30pm

Is there life elsewhere and how might we communicate with it?
“Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. In either case, the answer boggles the mind!” We have already detected planets circling other stars, but could there be life on other worlds? Is it possible to communicate with other beings in space?. A fascinating and thought-provoking look at this remarkable topic - featuring songs by Dr Stephen Baird and the Oppossums of Truth! Take the Contact Challenge and see if you can decode a space message!

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