Schools

Astronomy inspires public park art

Posted on 24 October 2016 by Chris North

School of Physics and Astronomy staff, Professor Haley Gomez and Dr Chris North, were honoured guests at the unveiling of a specially commissioned art work at Channel Heights Housing Development (Rhoose Point, Vale Of Glamorgan) on Friday, 21st of October. Students and staff of Rhws Primary School also attended the event and took part in
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A 1-meter telescope in the LCOGT network

ISE 2016 Observing Challenge

Posted on 17 May 2016 by Brychan Govier

Take part in the ISE 2016 Observing Challenge and receive a personalised astronomical poster for your class! The Universe is a big place. More than big — it includes everything that exists! Help your students understand the magnitude of the cosmos by using your class time to explore some of the objects in the vast
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Evening Reception: Einstein’s Revolution and Public talks (Wednesday 9th December)

Posted on 24 November 2015 by Chris North

On Wednesday 9th December, join Cardiff astronomers and physicists to celebrate the centenary of Albert Einstein’s most famous work, his “General Theory of Relativity”. Book your place In November 1915 Einstein revolutionised how we understand the Universe with his General Theory of Relativity. It was General Relativity that made Einstein famous, and the reason he
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Inspiring Science Education UK Newsletter: January 2015

Posted on 21 January 2015 by Chris North

The Inspiring Science Education project really is hitting full steam ahead this year, with the repository populated with tools and resources across a wide range of science topics. There are some excellent opportunities for you to take advantage of as well: a free prize draw for school lab equipment, an international competition, and two upcoming teacher CPD
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Inspiring Science Workshop: Ashby School

Posted on 21 March 2014 by Chris North

Last week I visited Ashby School in Leicestershire, to deliver a workshop to local teachers for as part of the Inspiring Science Education programme. The half-day workshop took place in the school’s “3D immersive hub”, which has 360 degree projection all around the room – an impressive facility. It allowed us to put Stellarium, a freely
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Schools Across North Wales Receive Universe in a Box

Posted on 18 March 2014 by Sarah Roberts

The Universe-in-a-Box has been handed out to the first batch of Welsh primary school teachers! On Wednesday 12th March, 18 teachers from across North Wales gathered at the University of Wrexham for a “Primary Science” CPD event; a day of astronomy activities and science education training with the Universe in the Classroom and AstroCymru educational projects;
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