Friday 30th September is a fateful night for the ESA Rosetta mission…

With Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko heading away from the Sun it will become harder to communicate with and power Rosetta and so the ESA has taken the decision to drop Rosetta down onto the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Join us for a night of celebration of the Rosetta Mission so bring some food to share if you can, make & bring the ESA paper model of Rosetta & Philae, or just come to share the moment.

We will have videos, images and (hopefully!) live streaming the ESA coverage of the end of the mission – ESA have said Rosetta will be returning images on this final descent to the surface.

Sadly there will be no images from the surface as Rosetta is extremely unlikely to end up pointing back to Earth when it lands and will automatically turn itself off on impact, so this will be its last hoorah.  But the science will live on!


If you have a telescope and would like to know how to use it, or alternatively, would like to show it off to us, please bring it along!

Members’ Night is on every Friday night commencing at 8PM (doors open 7:30PM). Guests of members are always welcome.


Please consider the neighbours and drive in and out quietly using low beam only, or better still, parking lights.


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