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Summer Internships 2019

Posted on 17 April 2019 by Chris North

The School of Physics and Astronomy invites applications from motivated undergraduates for Summer Internship positions. Successful applicants will spend 6-8 weeks in Cardiff working with researchers, staff and students within the school. Further details for each internship, including how to apply, are available on the internship page, or through the links below Michelson Interferometer Interface Design
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Astronomy, Media, Pythagorean Astronomy

Pythagorean Astronomy: flying space-shrapnel and a misbehaving Universe

Posted on 2 April 2019 by Chris North

In December 2018 an object hit the Earth’s atmosphere at over 100,000 kph over the Arctic Ocean, entirely unnoticed, until the orange streak was spotted in satellite imagery. Meanwhile, two missions are currently exploring much larger asteroids – Japan’s Hyabusa-2 mission to Ryugu and NASA’s Osiris-REX mission to Bennu. Chris North and Edward Gomez discuss
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Astronomy, Media, Pythagorean Astronomy, Radio and Podcasts

Pythagorean Astronomy: Hopping spacecraft and Rosalind the Rover

Posted on 3 March 2019 by Chris North

Chris North and Edward Gomez discuss the latest events from around the Solar System. Hayabusa 2 has successfully hopped down onto the surface of Ryugu, meanwhile an Israeli lander has been launched to the Moon, where it will also hop about. Further afield, there are new clues to the origin of Neptune’s odd little moon
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High-res photo of 2014 MU69

Astronomy, Pythagorean Astronomy

Pythagorean Astronomy: Cartwheeling snowmen

Posted on 31 January 2019 by Chris North

Chris North and Edward Gomez discuss the latest events from around the Solar System. At the start of the year, the Chinese Space Agency successfully landed their latest lander (Chang’e 4) on the far side of the Moon. The lander also carried a rover, Yutu 2, which has begun exploring the lunar surface, and a
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