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Pythagorean Astronomy: Solar System round-up

Posted on 28 May 2015 by Chris North

It’s a busy year in the Solar System for robotic explorers, with New Horizons on the way to distant Pluto, Dawn orbiting Ceres in the outer asteroid belt, and Rosetta and Philae accompanying comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it makes its closets approach to the Sun. This month Dr Edward Gomez and I chat about these missions,
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Dr Haley Gomez at TEDxCardiff

Posted on 31 March 2015 by Haley Gomez

The School of Physics and Astronomy’s very own Dr Haley Gomez was invited to speak at this year’s incredibly popular TEDxCardiff. The event held at the Wales Millienium Centre in Cardiff was sold out within a minute! For more details see here. Dr Gomez works on using the most sensitive infrared cameras in space to
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Inspiring Science Education UK Newsletter: January 2015

Posted on 21 January 2015 by Chris North

The Inspiring Science Education project really is hitting full steam ahead this year, with the repository populated with tools and resources across a wide range of science topics. There are some excellent opportunities for you to take advantage of as well: a free prize draw for school lab equipment, an international competition, and two upcoming teacher CPD
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Pythagorean Astronomy: ExoMars

Posted on 19 December 2014 by Chris North

It has been announced that the UK will lead the design and build of Europe’s next rover to Mars. Part of the European Space Agency’s ExoMars programme, this robotic explorer will drill down up two metres to search for signs of microbial life beneath the Martian surface. To find out about the rover, its mission, and the challenges
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Teacher Training Event in Mid Wales

Posted on 11 December 2014 by Sarah Roberts

Inspire, Inform, Enable. The motto of the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth (Mid Wales) and the aim of the Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy outreach department. This is why the Inspiring Science Education and Universe in the Classroom projects joined together on 3rd December to run parallel CPD sessions for primary and secondary teachers at
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Postgraduate student is a Science Showoff

Posted on 22 September 2014 by Haley Gomez

Postgraduate student Matt Allen, participated in the somewhat terrifying Science Showoff competition earlier this week.  Science Showoff is an open-mic night for scientists to flex their funny bones and, well, pretty much show off. Matt talked about a hypothetical manned NASA mission in 2057 to the centre of a black hole. Going through the gory
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