Saturday 12th September 2020
Start time : 16:00
Speaker : Paul Fellows
The Mars rovers carry stereoscopic cameras and so there are a library of 3D views of the red planet availalbe in Nasa's archives.
We have selected some of our favorites to show you the story of Mars in a new way
For this you will need a set of three-D glasses with the red-blue (technicaly, red-cyan) lenses as shown above.
Without these the images just wont work, but with them the 3D effect of seeing them on your monitor screen can be superb.
You just need to let your eyes relax and enjoy the images.
If you do not have a pair then contact Paul who has a stock of them.
Click to email Paul
Our talks are aimed at the beginner level and can be enjoyed by all ages and levels of experience.
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About our speaker:
Paul is chairman of the Cambridge Astronomical Society and a keen amateur astronomer having built his first telescope in 1975, he now operates his own private observatory and takes many astronomical images of both deep sky and solar system objects.
He studied at Emmanuel College Cambridge, from which he has an MA in Natural Sciences and a post-graduate Diploma in Computer Science. He is an elected Fellow of both the Royal Astronomical Society and the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and
RAS Fellow to Cunard line as well as a part-time advisor and board member of a number of software and electronics design companies in the Cambridge area.