Illustrative Diagrams

Posted on 23 March 2014 by Chris North

I get asked now and again for illustrations and images that I’ve made for various purposes. Here’s my attempt to make a few of them available. Most were composed using Photoshop, and the source files are available on request. They are completely free to use, edit or adapt for non-commercial purposes, providing credit is given
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Inspiring Science Workshop: Ashby School

Posted on 21 March 2014 by Chris North

Last week I visited Ashby School in Leicestershire, to deliver a workshop to local teachers for as part of the Inspiring Science Education programme. The half-day workshop took place in the school’s “3D immersive hub”, which has 360 degree projection all around the room – an impressive facility. It allowed us to put Stellarium, a freely
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Schools Across North Wales Receive Universe in a Box

Posted on 18 March 2014 by Sarah Roberts

The Universe-in-a-Box has been handed out to the first batch of Welsh primary school teachers! On Wednesday 12th March, 18 teachers from across North Wales gathered at the University of Wrexham for a “Primary Science” CPD event; a day of astronomy activities and science education training with the Universe in the Classroom and AstroCymru educational projects;
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STARS Shine at Universe in the Classroom Training Session

Posted on 28 February 2014 by Sarah Roberts

Universe in the Classroom has been collecting STARS to send to schools across Wales to inspire and educate young children. After completing training in communication and primary education, they’re now they’re primed and ready for action! STARS, or Stellar Role Models, are BSc, MSc and PhD students from Cardiff University’s science schools who have volunteered
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Upcoming Event: ISE workshop 11 March 2013

Posted on 28 February 2014 by Chris North

As part of our Inspiring Science Education series of workshops, Dr Chris North will introduce Star in a Box, Chromoscope, the Multiwavelength Universe, Stellarium, and using astronomy in the classroom. Date: Tuesday 11th March 2014 Time: 2:00-5:00pm Location: Ashby School, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire LE65 1DT
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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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