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Herschel 10 years on

Astronomy, Media, Pythagorean Astronomy, Radio and Podcasts

Pythagorean Astronomy Bonus: Herschel 10 years on

Posted on 30 May 2019 by Chris North

14th May 2009 marked the the launch of the Herschel Space Observatory. Herschel was a cornerstone mission for ESA, the European Space Agency, with the goal of unveiling the hidden Universe. In this special bonus edition of Pythagorean Astronomy, marking 10 years since Herschel’s launch, we’ll find out how it did this, and what astronomers
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radar image of 1999 KW4

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Pythagorean Astronomy: Biomarkers, near-misses and anniversaries

Posted on 30 May 2019 by Chris North

A roundup of the month’s news from around the Solar System – and beyond. You don’t think of mars rovers having drawers, but that’s exactly what has just been installed on the Rosalind Franklin Rover, part of ESA’s ExoMars mission. This is no ordinary drawer, of course, but the “Analytical Laboratory Drawer”, designed to test
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Astronomy, Physics, Schools, Secondary

Cardiff Physics AS Level Summer Programme 2019

Posted on 1 May 2019 by Chris North

***Deadline Extended: 14th June 2019*** For the third year running we are once again hosting a 3 day non-residential workshop for A/S level students interested in continuing on to Physics degrees. Taking place in Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy the workshops will run Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27th June 2019. The event will run 10:00
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Pythagorean Astronomy: Engine Failures to Event Horizons

Posted on 30 April 2019 by Chris North

A roundup of the month’s news from around the Solar System – and beyond. Starting with the Moon, where the first attempt by a privately funded organisation to land on the Moon has ended in a crash-landing. Despite the sad end, the Beresheet mission was otherwise a success, and a promising start for privately funded
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