image for Talk item typeIn Conversation: Dave Rowntree and Terry Dobson at Wakefield Market Hall

Talk, Sat 24 Aug 2019, free entry

Dave Rowntree

Dave Rowntree


Wakefield Council


Union Street,

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As a member of legendary, multi-platinum selling band Blur, drummer Dave Rowntree (alongside Alex James) helped take the Beagle 2 mission from Colin Pillinger’s initial idea to a reality.

The band also composed the first music believed to have ever been played on Mars, as Britain’s unmanned Beagle 2 Mars Lander touched down on the surface of the red planet in 2003 with their music on board.

Dave will be in conversation with Terry Dobson, vice chair of the Rosse Observatory Pontefract, to discuss his and the band’s involvement in the mission and his lifelong enthusiasm and passion for astronomy and astrophysics.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 24 Aug 2019 16:00 to 18:00
Doors open at 3:30pm.


Free entry

Free but booking required.

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