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Astronomy, Pythagorean Astronomy

Pythagorean Astronomy: Missions to Mars and plumes from Europa

Posted on 31 May 2018 by Chris North

This month has seen missions large and small launch towards Mars, and new results from the Gaia satellite. What gets astronomers so excited about such datasets? Meanwhile, astronomers have been using machine learning to address a number of problems – we discuss a couple of examples which have been published recently, one about exoplanets and
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Ogden Trust Schools Physicist of the Year Award 2018

Posted on 26 April 2018 by Brychan Govier

Do you have a Year 7 and/or 10 student you feel deserves to have their efforts and achievements in physics recognised? They don’t need to be your highest achieving student academically as this award is for enthusiastic students who may have faced difficulties throughout the year but has continued to show progression in physics. They
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Astronomy, Media, Pythagorean Astronomy

Pythagorean Astronomy: Exoplanet Missions and EWASS roundup

Posted on 25 April 2018 by Chris North

April saw Liverpool host the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science, from which there were a many new developments and discoveries, a few of which we discuss this month. The conference came just days after the NASA and ESA made the announcement that the largest astronomy project in recent times, the James Webb Space
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Astronomy, Media, Pythagorean Astronomy

Pythagorean Astronomy: Stephen Hawking Remembered

Posted on 28 March 2018 by Chris North

Earlier this month the world was saddened to hear of the death of Professor Stephen Hawking, arguably one of the most famous physicists of recent times. He died peacefully at the age of 76, having lived with the debilitating condition of motor neurone disease which he was diagnosed with in his early 20s. Despite that
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