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Astronomy, Media, Pythagorean Astronomy

Pythagorean Astronomy: Review of the Year and Galactic Dynamics

Posted on 31 December 2020 by Chris North

With the end of one of the craziest years in living memory, we start with astronomical reflections on the last 12 months – and how far we’ve come over the course of the last decade. A new results has been published about the structure of our own Milky Way Galaxy, using the emission from carbon
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Pythagorean Astronomy

Pythagorean Astronomy: Watery Worlds and Tumbling Telescopes

Posted on 28 November 2020 by Chris North

A show of two halves, this month, starting with watery moons. One isn’t so surprising – Jupiter’s icy Europa. Known to have an ocean under the thick ice shell, models suggest that the plumes that have been observed may not be from the global reservoir, but from smaller briny pools within the icy crust. The
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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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