Many robotic spacecraft have been sent to explore the cold, dry and dusty surface of Mars. They reveal a world not so dissimilar to Earth, shaped by meteor impacts, volcanic activity, weather and flash flooding. In addition, recent discoveries inform us about the possibilities for life on Mars – both in the past and the present. Come along and be updated on the most recent discoveries.
Carolin is an observational astronomer with over twenty years of active research experience, carried out alongside – and later eclipsed by – a growing role in the public communication of science. This was recognised by her appointment as the Professor of Astronomy for Gresham College. She currently combines this post with admissions and undergraduate teaching for Emmanuel College, and running the public outreach at the Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge University.