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Stuart Atkinson

Stuart Atkinson

Stuart Atkinson is a lifelong space enthusiast, amateur astronomer and frustrated martian. He writes about the daily adventures of the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity at his Road to Endeavour blog. You can find his homepage here and his Twitter here. He participates at unmannedspaceflight.com under the name "Stu."

He is an astronomy outreach educator and author of 14 children’s astronomy and spaceflight books.  He has written for many magazines, newspapers and websites, and also runs his town’s astronomical society, the “Eddington Astronomical Society of Kendal”.

Stuart broadcasts regularly on his local BBC and independent radio stations, making regular appearances on BBC Radio Cumbria in which he talks about topical astronomical and spaceflight stories.

Latest Blog Posts

A Tour of 67P...

Posted 2014/09/23 05:58 CDT | 4 comments

Stuart Atkinson takes us on a stunning guided visual tour of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

Rosetta's Big Day

Posted 2014/08/06 05:46 CDT | 4 comments

Stuart Atkinson muses on the difference between the Europe of today and the Europe of a century ago in the context of Rosetta's momentous arrival at comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

A right old comet kerfuffle…

Posted 2014/07/18 12:02 CDT | 16 comments

A European space enthusiast, children's author, and volunteer astronomy outreach worker asks for more images from Rosetta.

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Latest Processed Space Images

Comet landscape

Comet landscape

Posted 2015/04/21 | 0 comments

Rosetta captured the images comprising this stunning landscape from an altitude of 20 kilometers just before a 14-kilometer flyby on March 28, 2015 at about 9:50 UT.

A tour around Block Island

A tour around Block Island

Posted 2014/01/01 | 0 comments

Opportunity captured these six views of the huge meteorite named "Block Island" from sols 1,959 to 2,002. A Quicktime version of the animation is available here (26 MB).

Yuma

Yuma

Posted 2013/07/16 | 0 comments

Opportunity is currently at a place called Yuma, along the southeastern edge of Santa Maria Crater. In this image, Stuart Atkinson, who colorized and enhanced the Pancam picture, placed a would-be astronaut to give you an idea of the scale. Opportunity is currently located just outside the picture to the right.

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