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Astronomy, Media, Public, Pythagorean Astronomy

Pythagorean Astronomy: Asteroid tagging and Stellar Spaghettification

Posted on 29 October 2020 by Chris North

Chris North and Edward Gomez give a round-up of the month in astronomy. Towards the end of October, NASA’s Osiris Rex spacecraft grabbed a sample from the asteroid Bennu. What happens next, and what might we learn from these samples? Chris and Edward discuss. There’s also an update on Betelgeuse (however you chose to pronounce
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Inspiring Science Education, Secondary, Teacher Training

Online teacher CPD sessions

Posted on 26 October 2020 by Grace Mullally

Are you looking to bring more cutting edge research into your classroom? Our teacher CPD sessions, which were recorded at the IOP Welsh Physics Teachers Conference earlier this year, should help you do just that.
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phosphene on venus

Astronomy, Schools, Secondary

Is there life on Venus?

Posted on 30 September 2020 by Grace Mullally

People across the world have been excited by the recent discovery of the molecule phosphine (PH3) in the atmosphere of Venus – the finding of an international collaboration of researchers lead by Cardiff University’s Professor Jane Greaves. With no known explanations for where the molecules came from, the two explanations left are some unknown chemistry
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Astronomy, Public, Pythagorean Astronomy

Pythagorean Astronomy: It’s (Almost) Never Aliens

Posted on 14 September 2020 by Chris North

This is a special episode – released a couple of weeks earlier than normal – that’s because we’ve got a very special story to talk about this time. A team of astronomers has detected hints that indicate the possibility that there may be life in the clouds of Venus. Despite the maybes and possibilities, this
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