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.
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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).
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.