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Astronomy, Pythagorean Astronomy

Pythagorean Astronomy: Learned Societies and Society Learning

Posted on 2 June 2021 by Chris North

This month, we’re joined by two people who’ve just been elected to prestigious roles in science here in the UK. Professor Mike Edmunds has just become President-elect of the Royal Astronomical Society, while Professor Bernard Schutz has recently been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. Both these societies have a long history, and we
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Physics, Schools, Secondary

Join Our 2021 Online Summer Schools

Posted on 25 May 2021 by Grace Mullally

For the fifth year, Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy are running a summer school for AS level students interested in studying Physics at University. This year, as in 2020, the summer school will run online, from Monday 7th to Friday 18th June. We are excited to announce that the summer school will take
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Astronomy, Pythagorean Astronomy

Pythagorean Astronomy: Revisiting Venus

Posted on 29 April 2021 by Chris North

Last September, a team of scientists led by Professor Jane Greaves announced the detection of a rare gas, phosphine, in the atmosphere of Venus. With no plausible explanations of how it could be there, one possibility remaining was that it was being produced by some sort of microbial life floating in the cloud decks of
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Astronomy, Public

Arecibo Stories

Posted on 1 April 2021 by Chris North

Arecibo Stories brings together memories of the Arecibo Telescope from those who used it. The telescope sadly collapsed in December 2020, but part of it will live on through the stories that we tell. This game works best on a computer (not a tablet or mobile device), and may not be compatible with some older
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