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Open Dome Event - Mars Rocks – Traces of Life and Water

Audience in Observatory with Stellaium
Public lectures

Mars is the target of our hunt for life and water. Dr L Goehring (NTU) will show us how researchers can find traces of past water on our planetary neighbour using examples on Earth.

  • From: Tuesday 28 November 2017, 8 pm
  • To: Tuesday 28 November 2017, 10 pm
  • Location: CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham,
  • Booking deadline: Monday 27 November 2017, 11.59 pm
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The planet Mars is one of the three most likely places in our solar system to harbor life and has always captured our imagination. Water is one key component for life as we know it. But how can we see that it was once there?

Rock formations imaged by Mars rovers and martian geology holds a host of information on its past. Dr L Goehring (NTU) will be outlining how rock formation on Earth and on Mars can tell us about the presence of water on our red neighbour.

Booking is required for this event. While attending, you consent to filming, photography, and sound recording – which may include you as a member of the audience – and its use in publication or advertising distribution, either printed or online, without payment or copyright.


The event will start at 8 pm with Dr L Goehring (NTU) talking about traces of water on Mars. Refreshments will be offered from 7.45 pm in the CELS foyer. Afterwards, visitors will get a tour of the NTU observatory and the chance to see interesting objects in the autumn sky using the observatory's telescopes, small telescopes and binoculars, if the weather allows it.

If the weather is not good, a small planetarium session will be offered in the observatory pointing out objects of interest.

Location details




Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane


Parking is available only for booked visitors in the Main Gate car park.

Please ensure to enter the campus via Main Gate only!

Ensure to allow for sufficient time since you will be asked at the barrier to identify the event you wish to visit. Furthermore it is a 3 minute walk from the car park to CELS.

Travel Info:

Main gate entrance is located on the A453 closest towards the city, ie the first entrance when travelling from Nottingham towards Clifton.

Please avoid entering via South Gate as you will not be able to access the staff car park nor will security staff allow access via that barrier.

The exact location of the car park is in latitude and longitude 52.912958, -1.183357 or via GoogleMaps .

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