2013 Talks at Basingstoke Cafe Sci Sept 2013 - Let's Go to Mars!
The Tea Bar
The speaker for the September meeting at The Tea Bar will be Jerry Stone FBIS FRAS from Spaceflight UK who is a Freelance Presenter on Astronomy and Space Exploration.
The USA and Europe both have plans to reach Mars, but don’t expect to do so before the year 2035. 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.
Bio:  Jerry Stone is a freelance presenter and author on space exploration and speaks all over the country and abroad. He also presents space workshops for schools and is also a member of the committee of The Mars Society UK. He will have copies of his book "One Small Step" which commemorates the Moon landings (£15).
For details of his space activities, visit:
This talk is part of a lead in to World Space Week which runs from 4 to 10 October 2013. World Space Week in the UK is being co-ordinated by the British Inter-Planetary Society. More details can be found at
The Tea Bar will be open for at least half an hour before the talk which starts at 7.30pm, so you can get yourself a drink and have a chat with other participants. The discussions will aim to finish around 9.00pm, though everyone will be welcome to stay around and have a chat with the speaker afterwards ... and indulge in more of the Tea Bar's delicious cakes.
The format of the evening is usually a talk of 30 to 40 minutes, followed by a short break so the audience can refill their glasses, before questions and discussions about the talk. Entry is free and open to everyone, but we do encourage you to buy a tea, coffee or drink (and cakes) at the bar to show your support for The Tea Bar who sponsor the meeting by providing the venue.
Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore and debate the latest ideas in science and technology.


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