Month: June 2014

Pythagorean Astronomy: National Astronomy Meeting 2014

Posted on 30 June 2014 by Chris North

Between 23rd and 26th June 2014 over 600 astronomers gathered in Portsmouth for the annual National Astronomy Meeting. This meeting, organised by the Royal Astronomical Society, provides the opportunity for physicists, astronomers, space scientists and cosmologists to discuss the latest developments in their areas of research. It covers a huge range of topics, so cosmologists
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LittleBits and the Great Exoplanet Hack

Posted on 27 June 2014 by Edward Gomez

This blog is a cross posting from Dark Matter Sheep blog by Edward Gomez. This week I have been at the National Astronomy Meeting in Portsmouth. There have been many great talks and I particularly enjoyed organising the “Engaging the public and schools with astronomy” session with the famous Jen Gupta. Wednesday was Hack Day
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How to teach an entire school in one day

Posted on 18 June 2014 by Sarah Roberts

A STARS workshop yesterday managed to reach an entire primary school in Newport — in just one day! Two of our Physics undergraduates spent the day at Monnow School getting kids excited about science, and also training year 5 pupils to use Universe-in-a-Box to teach astronomy to the rest of the school! The teachers of
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Students Learn the Secrets of the Sun

Posted on 11 June 2014 by Sarah Roberts

With the sunshine making a rare and glorious appearance across Wales, it’s been a perfect day to teach children about our Sun — and that’s just what we’ve been doing! Physics PhD and Stellar Role Model, Peri Jones, joined me at Murch Junior School today where we entertained year 6 students with facts, demos and observations
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