Inspiring Science Education is LIVE!

Posted on 27 February 2014 by Chris North

We’re delighted to announce that the Inspiring Science website is now officially live! The website contains information about the project and the full list of partners, as well information about how to participate. If you’re a teacher and interested in the resources, please visit the site.
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Universe-in-a-Box Arrives at Cardiff University

Posted on 27 February 2014 by Sarah Roberts

It’s been an exciting week for Universe in the Classroom, with the much-anticipated arrival of 100 Universe-in-a-Box toolkits, Earth Balls and “Where is Spacey’s Planet?” storybooks, all to be handed out to 100 primary schools across Wales. In early 2013, 50 prototype Universe-in-a-Box astronomy education toolkits were sent to 30 countries around the world for
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Charlotte Church’s chaotic experience

Posted on 24 February 2014 by Haley Gomez

Dr Edward Gomez welcomed singer and television personality Charlotte Church to the School of Physics and Astronomy this afternoon to talk science for her upcoming new album. Edward and Charlotte chatted about chaos theory including Edward’s work on asteroids.   Many asteroids exhibit chaotic orbits or are hurtling into the inner Solar System because of
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STELLAR Science Teachers

Posted on 17 February 2014 by Chris North

I was delighted to be asked back to Leicestershire (where I grew up) last week to give a keynote talk at the launch of a Science Learning Partnership in the region. These partnerships are part of the national network of Science Learning Centres, and bring together science teachers from across the educational system (from primary
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Inspiring Science Teachers in Aberystwyth

Posted on 5 February 2014 by Chris North

At the end of January I visited Aberystwyth University to help give the PGCE secondary science trainee teachers there a flavour of the resources available for teaching astronomy. This is the second year the PGCE Physics tutor, David Grace, has invited me to talk to his group, and it’s been very rewarding both times.
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Astronomy for a better world

Posted on 31 January 2014 by Edward Gomez

Early this week I visited the IAU‘s office of astronomy for development (OAD) in Cape Town, South Africa. In early 2011 I was very flattered to be asked to chair a task force, along with Pedro Russo from Universe Awareness, for children and schools. There are 2 other task forces, along with ours, which tackle
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Stargazing goes Live in Wales

Posted on 9 January 2014 by Chris North

The return of “Stargazing LIVE” to BBC2 this week means that astronomy fever is once again gripping the UK. You can join members of the School of Physics and Astronomy at a number of free astronomy events over the next few days and weeks. You be able to talk to researchers and find out about
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Event for stargazers

Posted on 5 December 2013 by Haley Gomez

 Cardiff University hosts national society for stargazers with all-day event as it celebrates 60 years Cardiff University is playing its part in celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of the UK’s leading organisation for beginners to stargazing, the Society for Popular Astronomy. Marking its 60th year, the society will be meeting in Cardiff’s School of Physics and
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STARs to inspire new generation of Welsh scientists

Posted on 3 December 2013 by Haley Gomez

Dr Haley Gomez, Cardiff Astrophysicist and Dr Edward Gomez from LCOGT are recipients of an award from the National Science Academy which is a Welsh Government Scheme designed to support STEM education in Wales. In recent years the numbers of students, notably women, taking up physical science subjects has been in decline. Outreach activities to
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