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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
Comment posted by Katie on 5th Feb 2013
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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
Show us your Digital Planet Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Comment posted by Adrian on 5th Feb 2013
I listen to the podcast when driving to meetings

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Paxman in Brussels: Who really rules us?

Paxman in Brussels: Who really rules us? Copyrighted image Copyright: The BBC New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 May 2016
In this one-off programme on BBC 1, Jeremy Paxman asks whether we have given the power to rule us to Europe, and if we have does it matter?

OpenLearn Live: 29th April 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 29th April 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Public domain
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Apr 2016
The UK airport whose name stretches back before the Romans arrived. Then more learning across the day.

Debate: Should we bring the older and younger generations together more?

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Debate: Should we bring the older and younger generations together more? Copyrighted image Copyright: Yurijj77 info | Dreamstime.com
Updated 25 Apr 2016
Do you feel people are unfairly stereotyped on the basis of age? Do you think the older and younger generations have lack or understanding or...

Old School With The Hairy Bikers

Old School With The Hairy Bikers Copyrighted image Copyright: Maverick/BBC
Updated 18 Apr 2016
Teenagers and pensioners are the most marginalised age groups in society. Can the Hairy Bikers transform their lives with a radical project?

Shakespeare Live! From The RSC

Shakespeare Live! From The RSC Copyrighted image Copyright: Royal Shakespeare Company
Updated 13 Apr 2016
To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, David Tennant and Catherine Tate host a live TV event celebrating Shakespeare...

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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