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Astronomy, Physics, Schools

We’re Hiring! Join our Outreach Team as the Ogden Outreach Officer

Posted on 31 January 2020 by Chris North

Apply Now! An opportunity has arisen in the School of Physics and Astronomy to join a well-established outreach team as the Ogden Outreach Officer. This position is funded collaboratively by the Ogden Trust, Compound Semiconductor (CS) Hub and the School of Physics and Astronomy. The Ogden Trust aims to increase the uptake of physics for
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Astronomy, Pythagorean Astronomy, Radio and Podcasts

Pythagorean Astronomy: Dimming stars, Galactic waves and misbehaving gas clouds

Posted on 31 January 2020 by Chris North

The astronomy world has been a-buzz with news of Betelgeuse, the bright red star in Orion, which appears to be dimming. Chris North, Edward Gomez and Claudia Antolini discuss how unusual this is, and what it means for the star’s future. Further afield, there’s a newly identified wave in our Galactic neighbourhood, changing our understanding
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Image of HERA satellite near asteroid Didymoon

Astronomy, Media, Pythagorean Astronomy

Pythagorean Astronomy: What the future holds

Posted on 29 December 2019 by Chris North

The final episode of 2019 includes a look back at a few things that have happened this year, and a look forward to the future. Chris North & Edward Gomez discuss the developments in exoplanet discoveries, and what future missions (such as CHEOPS, Plato and Ariel) may be able to tell us about the wide
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Astronomy, Pythagorean Astronomy

Pythagorean Astronomy: Stellar Explosions and Interstellar Visitors

Posted on 28 November 2019 by Chris North

This month saw the announcement of two follow-up discoveries of two explosive events. Firstly observations of one of the highest energy gamma ray burst ever seen, detected back in January, have identified where it originated. Meanwhile, colleagues in Cardiff University have been searching for signs of a remnant neutron star at the heart of Supernova
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