Month: November 2016

Pythagorean Astronomy: the GLEAM Survey

Posted on 28 November 2016 by Chris North

We’ve got a lot of news items to discuss this month. In the outer Solar System, Edward Gomez and I discuss the Cassini spacecraft, which has made its final major orbital manoeuvre, and the Juno spacecraft, which has had a few issues getting into its main science orbit. Further from home, we’ve got the first “official”
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New artwork inspired by gravitational wave discovery

Posted on 25 November 2016 by Chris North

We just witnessed the unveiling of a large oil painting here in the School of Physics and Astronomy, inspired by the first ever detection of gravitational waves. Penelope Cowley, a local artist who specialises in bringing art and science together, presented her work at an unveiling ceremony, along with a video showcasing a unique artistic spin
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QuarkNet Cymru

Posted on 3 November 2016 by Miranda Jackson

You can detect particles from space! QuarkNet Cymru is an outreach project directed toward A-level physics students. The project involves several hands-on laboratory activities with various types of instruments for detecting cosmic rays. The equipment is available for loan to schools with a need for A level particle physics laboratory equipment and school presentations are
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