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Professor Colin Pillinger

After gaining a PhD in chemistry from the University of Swansea, Colin Pillinger was a research fellow at Cambridge University and then at The Open University, before becoming professor in interplanetary science at The Open University, a post he has held since 1991.

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A tale of two Beagles

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A tale of two Beagles Copyrighted image Copyright: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Oct 2009
Colin Pillinger, Beagle2 project leader, talks about the mission to land a spacecraft on Mars and the search for HMS Beagle, the ship that took...

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A tale of two Beagles Copyrighted image Copyright: Jupiter Images
Comment posted by Ged Ryder on 10th May 2014
Now on a journey even more amazing than Beagle's!!!
A tale of two Beagles Copyrighted image Copyright: Jupiter Images
Comment posted by Fiona Forrest on 8th May 2014
So sorry to hear about Colin. He was a total inspiration and a great communicator. He will be missed.

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What's your heritage? Map Creative commons image By Mukumbura via Flickr under Creative Commons licence under Creative-Commons license
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What's your heritage? Map Creative commons image By Mukumbura via Flickr under Creative Commons licence under Creative-Commons license
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What's your heritage? Map Creative commons image By Mukumbura via Flickr under Creative Commons licence under Creative-Commons license
Comment posted by Katie on 5th Feb 2013
Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust, Tollesbury. Christian Outdoor Activites Centre,
What's your heritage? Map Creative commons image By Mukumbura via Flickr under Creative Commons licence under Creative-Commons license
Comment posted by Jackdusty on 5th Feb 2013
Felixstowe Suffolk
What's your heritage? Map Creative commons image By Mukumbura via Flickr under Creative Commons licence under Creative-Commons license
Comment posted by Eric Hartney on 5th Feb 2013
My great-great grandfather and grand-mother came from Killard Ireland in the mid 1800's

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OpenLearn Live: 13th July 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 13th July 2016 Creative commons image Victorddt under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jul 2016
The Therese whose name nearly echoed down musical history; a linguistic approach to Adele's swearing; and a guide to Prime Ministership. Free...

The making of 'Exodus: Our Journey to Europe'- Interviews with Keo Films

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The making of 'Exodus: Our Journey to Europe'- Interviews with Keo Films Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 11 Jul 2016
Professor Marie Gillespie interviews Will, James and Daisy from Keo films on the making of the series 'Exodus: Our Journey to Europe'. 

Discussion Hub - Exodus: Our Journey to Europe

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Discussion Hub - Exodus: Our Journey to Europe Copyrighted image Copyright: Yurijj77 info | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Jul 2016
Share your views on the OU/BBC co-production 'Exodus: Our Journey to Europe'. 

'The wrong side of the tracks': The impact of the railways on Victorian townscapes

'The wrong side of the tracks': The impact of the railways on Victorian townscapes Copyrighted image Copyright: National Railway Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Jun 2016
When we think of the introduction of the railways we might think of it bringing prosperity to the people, but it also brought unsanitary...

Exodus: Our Journey To Europe

Exodus: Our Journey To Europe Copyrighted image Copyright: The BBC
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 23 Jun 2016
In this three part OU/BBC co-production we see a terrifyingly intimate, yet uniquely epic portrait of the biggest movement of people that...

Professor Colin Pillinger's research

James Mortimer et al. (2014) Simultaneous analysis of abundance and isotopic composition of nitrogen, carbon, and noble gases in lunar basalts: insights into interior and surface processes on the Moon, In Icarus(255)

Colin T. Pillinger et al. (2014-06-12) The Danebury Iron Age meteorite—An H5 ordinary chondrite “find” from Hampshire, England, In Meteoritics and Planetary Science 6(49)

Simona Cornelia Nicoara et al. (2013-11-15) Development and optimization of a gas chromatography/mass spectrometry method for the analysis of thermochemolytic degradation products of phthiocerol dimycocerosate waxes found in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, In Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 21(27)

Colin T. Pillinger et al. (2013-07) Light element geochemistry of the Chelyabinsk meteorite, In Geochemistry International 7(51)

James Mortimer et al. (2013-05-22) Investigating the distribution and source(s) of volatiles on the lunar surface, In NLSI Workshop Without Walls: Lunar Volatiles 1

James Mortimer et al. (2013-03-14) Using stable isotope geochemistry to investigate the source(s) of volatiles in the lunar regolith, In Geochemistry Group RiP meeting 2013

Professor Ian Peter Wright et al. (2012) L-VRAP-a lunar volatile resources analysis package for lunar exploration, In Planetary and Space Science 1(74)

D. J. Andrews et al. (2012-09-24) Ptolemy: operations to date as part of the Rosetta mission and plans for the comet encounter, In European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2012

D. J. Andrews et al. (2012-09-16) Ptolemy operations and results during the Lutetia flyby, In Planetary and Space Science(66)

Andrew David Morse et al. (2012-05-03) Rosetta - ESA's comet lander mission, In In-Situ Science and Instrumentation for Primitive Bodies

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