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Astronomy, Media, Pythagorean Astronomy

Pythagorean Astronomy: Habitable zones, Lunar landers and Interstellar interlopers

Posted on 26 September 2019 by Chris North

The space news cycle was dominated for a while this month with the discovery of water vapour in the atmosphere of planet K2-18b. The planet is in the habitable zone of its star, but is somewhat larger than the Earth – what does that mean for its habitability? Meanwhile, radio astronomers have discovered the most
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Astronomy, Physics, Schools, Secondary

Schools Event – Kip Thorne: My Romance with the Warped Side of the Universe

Posted on 23 September 2019 by Chris North

This is a free event dedicated for schools, which includes a public lecture by Professor Kip Thorne. The event is aimed at Key Stages 4 and 5. For tickets to the the free public talk only, please click here. Please note that schools should book as one group, rather than individually. The event includes: 1600
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Astronomy, Media, Pythagorean Astronomy, Radio and Podcasts

Pythagroean Astronomy: Lunar Gateways, Belching Black Holes and Warped Galaxies

Posted on 4 September 2019 by Chris North

The summer might be “silly season” in the press, but not so in astronomy. With peroxide on moons and belching black holes there’s lots of sensible research going on for us to discuss. A number of recent rocket engine tests lead us to consider what the near future of space travel might look like, with
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Astronomy, Media, Pythagorean Astronomy, Radio and Podcasts

Pythagorean Astronomy: Robotic explorers

Posted on 1 August 2019 by Chris North

July 1969 was the month that the first people walked on the Moon. 12 people walked on the surface of our celestial neighbour between 1969 and 1972. Since then, humanity has been confined to low-Earth orbit. There is talk of sending people back to the Moon, on timescales that vary depending on who you talk
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