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Capturing the Universe through the medium of Welsh

Posted on 9 May 2014 by Peri Jones

On Wednesday afternoon, 7th May 2014, Pioneer TV production company came to film Dr Rhodri Evans and myself for a new program that is to be aired on S4C. The reason behind the aforementioned people isn’t because of our, ahem, amazing talents in science communication, but it was because they wanted scientists to speak about
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Bringing Astronomy Education to Special Schools

Posted on 9 April 2014 by Sarah Roberts

A selection of eight new schools now have a set of brand new astronomy education materials courtesy of Universe in the Classroom. Eight teachers, all from separate schools across South Wales gathered for a Science PLC meeting at Ysgol Maes y Coed school earlier today, and were visited by Sarah Eve Roberts of Universe in
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Astronomy: First Sunday

Posted on 6 April 2014 by Chris North

Since the start of this year, myself and a group of fellow astronomers from around the UK have recorded “Google Hangouts” on the first Sunday of every month – you can see the latest edition below. They’re meant to be informal and require as little preparation as possible (otherwise none of us would have time, particularly
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STARS Workshop at Rumney Primary School

Posted on 6 April 2014 by Sarah Roberts

On Wednesday 2nd April, Universe in the Classroom’s Stellar Role Models (STARS) hosted their first workshop at Rumney Primary School in Cardiff. STARS are science students from Cardiff University who have been trained in communication and familiar with the Universe in the Classroom. Thei primary role in the project is to provide diverse science role
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Illustrative Diagrams

Posted on 23 March 2014 by Chris North

I get asked now and again for illustrations and images that I’ve made for various purposes. Here’s my attempt to make a few of them available. Most were composed using Photoshop, and the source files are available on request. They are completely free to use, edit or adapt for non-commercial purposes, providing credit is given,
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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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