About

The Mars Society

The Mars Society is the world’s largest and most influential space advocacy organisation.


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THE PURPOSE OF THE MARS SOCIETY IS TO FURTHER THE HUMAN EXPLORATION AND SETTLEMENT OF THE RED PLANET.


Established by Dr. Robert Zubrin and others in 1998, the group works to educate the public, the media and government on the benefits of exploring Mars and creating a permanent human presence on the Red Planet.

The Mars Society activities include:

The Mars Society UK

This chapter – known as the Mars Society UK (or MS:UK) – has roots dating back to the same start year of the original Mars Society. The first meeting took place on the 4th July, 1998 and the guest speaker was Professor Colin Pillinger, head of the Mars Beagle 2 project. The event also marked the first time Beagle 2 had been presented to the general public.

The crew

Jump forward 21 years and there’s a whole new team continue the work of the Mars Society.

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Patrick Rennie

President

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Lucinda Offer

Vice-President

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Yashi Kuplish

SECRETARY

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Thomas Mann

Treasurer

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Emma Ryan

Events & Outreach Coordinator

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Alan Field

Chapter Coordinator

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Vanessa Appeah

Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

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Matthew Wilcoxson

Webmaster

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The team relaunched the Mars Society UK on 25 January 2019 at an event in Oxford which you can watch on our media page.

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Chapters

There are numerous Mars Society chapters around the globe, ranging from country-wide to region-specific. Mars Society UK covers Great Britain and Northern Ireland, along with sister chapters covering specific regions.

UK sister chapters include:

Contact Us

Email

Email us with general enquiries at info@marssocietyuk.org.

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Address

Our officers are located at:

Cygnus House,
Burcot,
Oxfordshire,
United Kingdom,
OX14 3DP