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Astronomy / Space Science - Campus - 01.12.2023
The Marsh Observatory to train astronomers of the future

Astronomy / Space Science - 29.11.2023
Rare six-planet star system discovery is music to astronomers’ ears
Show all news items A rare star system with six exoplanets has been discovered with an architecture unchanged for billions of years. The star, HD110067, that is 100 light-years away in the northern constellation of Coma Berenices, has been perplexing researchers for years. Now scientists, including those at the University of Warwick, have revealed the true architecture of this unusual system using NASA and ESA spacecrafts.

Astronomy / Space Science - Music - 24.11.2023
Sellout success for swimming baths science show

Astronomy / Space Science - 23.11.2023
Scientists to help build new instrument on Mars rover
Scientists to help build new instrument on Mars rover
UCL researchers will play a role in building a new instrument on the Rosalind Franklin rover, replacing Russian-made components, so that the Mars mission can launch in 2028.

Health - Astronomy / Space Science - 17.11.2023
Pandemic learnings and pest control developments: News from Imperial
Pandemic learnings and pest control developments: News from Imperial
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From a talk to discuss pandemic learnings, to a new way to identify the sex of pest species, here is some quick-read news from across Imperial. Pandemic learnings Professor Paul Kellam , in the Department of Infectious Disease , discussed lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic in preparing for future health crises at the ScienceBusiness conference on health innovation and the future of medicines development in Brussels this week.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 10.11.2023
Chris Rapley addresses ministers at European Space Summit
Chris Rapley addresses ministers at European Space Summit

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 10.11.2023
Music and physics combine to make a splash at Glasgow swimming pool

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 03.11.2023
Q&A with Dr Nicky Fox: NASA’s Head of Science and Imperial alum

Astronomy / Space Science - 02.11.2023
University of Glasgow set to host first annual John Brown Memorial Lecture

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 18.10.2023
Two UCL academics honoured by the Institute of Physics

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 12.10.2023
Dust cloud from two colliding ice planets dims light of parent star
For the first time, an international group of astronomers have seen the heat glow of two giant ice planets colliding, and the resultant dust cloud move in front of the parent star several years later. The star ASASSN-21qj - named after the network of telescopes that first detected the fading of the star at visible wavelengths - was then studied intensively by a network of amateur and professional astronomers including those at The University of Warwick, who monitored the changes in the star's brightness over the next two years.

Astronomy / Space Science - 09.10.2023
Analysing the dying embers of the Big Bang
Analysing the dying embers of the Big Bang
A landmark space telescope mission will use Cardiff University technology and expertise to find out more about the earliest stages of the Universe and how it was created over 13.7 billion years ago. The Lite satellite for the study of B-mode polarization and inflation from cosmic background Radiation Detection (LiteBIRD) mission will analyse the dying embers left over from the Big Bang, to test the current theory of how our Universe expanded immediately after it was formed.

Astronomy / Space Science - 06.10.2023
UCL joins mission to trace Universe back to the Big Bang
UCL joins mission to trace Universe back to the Big Bang
A landmark mission involving UCL researchers aims to trace patterns in the light from space, looking back almost to the Big Bang, bringing us closer to understanding the nature of our Universe and how it began.

Astronomy / Space Science - Sport - 06.10.2023
School pupils successfully reach the edge of space with double weather balloon launch
School pupils successfully reach the edge of space with double weather balloon launch
Croydon High School for Girls Astrogazers club completes 'Mission Aspiration' launches with help from the University of Bath, encouraging STEM participation.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 05.10.2023
Satellite swarm to provide ’missing link’ between space weather and space debris
The European Space Agency (ESA) has funded a new mission concept involving a "swarm" of satellites to address the growing threat of space debris.

Astronomy / Space Science - 05.10.2023
The University of Manchester joins landmark mission to trace Universe back to the Big Bang
The University of Manchester will play a crucial role in a landmark mission to trace patterns in the light from space, looking back almost to the Big Bang, bringing us closer to understanding the nature of our Universe and how it began.

Astronomy / Space Science - Electroengineering - 05.10.2023
Satellite 'swarm' could provide missing link between space weather and space debris
Satellite ’swarm’ could provide missing link between space weather and space debris
The European Space Agency (ESA) has funded a new mission concept involving a "swarm" of satellites to tackle the growing threat of space debris.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 27.09.2023
Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis 2023

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 24.09.2023
The University of Manchester to receive and study sample of asteroid Bennu as part of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission
The University of Manchester is to receive a sample from asteroid Bennu, which will help unveil secrets of our Solar System.

Astronomy / Space Science - 22.09.2023
’Improving the detection of gravitational waves’

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 14.09.2023
UCL physicist investigating planetary formation awarded New Horizons prize

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 07.09.2023
Spotlight on... Liz Mooney
Spotlight on... Liz Mooney

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 31.08.2023
New JWST images of Supernova 1987A's keyhole could unlock mysteries of exploding stars, astronomers claim
New JWST images of Supernova 1987A’s keyhole could unlock mysteries of exploding stars, astronomers claim
New images of a supernova and its remnant 168,000 light years from Earth have revealed clues about how exploding stars develop over time, according to an international team of scientists.

Astronomy / Space Science - 30.08.2023
Astrophysicists urge stargazers not to miss August’s double-supermoon

Astronomy / Space Science - Health - 24.08.2023
Research to boost bioprinting technology to address critical health challenges in space
New research by The University of Manchester will enhance the power of bioprinting technology, opening doors to transform advances in medicine and addressing critical health challenges faced by astronauts during space missions. Bioprinting involves using specialised 3D printers to print living cells creating new skin, bone, tissue or organs for transplantation.

Astronomy / Space Science - Music - 23.08.2023
Spotlight on... Dr Francisco Diego

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 21.08.2023
Second James Webb image of Ring Nebula hints at dying star's companion
Second James Webb image of Ring Nebula hints at dying star’s companion
A beautiful new image of the Ring Nebula captured by the James Webb Space Telescope, which reveals new features in the outer regions of the ring, has been released by ESA, NASA and CSA and an international team co-led by a UCL astronomer. The image, from James Webb's MIRI (Mid-Infrared Instrument) ( on the right of the main image above ), complements an image issued earlier this month, showing the Ring Nebula at shorter wavelengths of infrared light, taken by James Webb's NIRCam (Near Infrared Camera) ( above left ).

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 04.08.2023
Astronomers spy structures that 'no previous telescope could detect' in new images of dying star
Astronomers spy structures that ’no previous telescope could detect’ in new images of dying star

Astronomy / Space Science - 03.08.2023
Astronomer captures stunning images of the Ring Nebula on James Webb Space Telescope
JWST/NIRcam composite image of the Ring Nebula. The images clearly show the main ring, surrounded by a faint halo and with many delicate structures.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 03.08.2023
James Webb Space Telescope captures stunning images of the Ring Nebula
James Webb Space Telescope captures stunning images of the Ring Nebula
Breath-taking new images of the iconic Ring Nebula in Lyra (Messier 57), have been recorded by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), showcasing the nebula's intricate and ethereal beauty in unprecedented detail.

Astronomy / Space Science - 02.08.2023
Supermoon: How an illusion makes the full Moon appear bigger than it really is
Supermoon: How an illusion makes the full Moon appear bigger than it really is
Osnat Katz (UCL Science & Technology Studies) tells readers all they need to know about this week's supermoon in The Conversation No matter where you are in the world, and no matter how light the skies are, the Moon is always there.

Astronomy / Space Science - 31.07.2023
First-light images from Euclid-VIS
First-light images from Euclid-VIS
The European Space Agency released the first images taken by the Euclid space telescope's VIS instrument, which was built by an international team led by UCL's Mullard Space Science Laboratory.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 28.07.2023
Scottish rocks to play a key role in Mars space mission
Scottish rocks to play a key role in Mars space mission
Ancient rocks from the Isle of Rum in northwest Scotland are playing an important role in an international space mission to discover more about Mars. It's amazing to think that somewhere right here in the UK might be able to tell us something about the geology of a different planet Helen Williams A group of scientists, including from the University of Cambridge, have this week been collecting samples of rock from the NatureScot National Nature Reserve (NNR) as part of the NASA and European Space Agency (ESA)-s Mars Sample Return Program.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 28.07.2023
Rum rocks to play a key role in Mars space mission
Ancient rocks from the Isle of Rum are playing an important role in an international space mission to discover more about Mars.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 25.07.2023
UK and Europe join forces for construction of European Solar Telescope
Researchers from the School of Physics & Astronomy are lending their support to construction of the largest-ever solar telescope built in Europe, designed to provide unparalleled insight into the phenomena of space weather.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 25.07.2023
The fourth state of matter: How the Sun’s plasma could help to answer humanity’s challenges
Scientists are studying plasma in the Sun-s atmosphere, to help address some of humanity's greatest challenges - from harnessing an endless source of green energy to building knowledge of the Earth's climate.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 21.07.2023
Michele Dougherty elected next President of the Institute of Physics

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 13.07.2023
Spotlight on... Professor Andrew Pontzen
Spotlight on... Professor Andrew Pontzen

Astronomy / Space Science - 13.07.2023
Astronaut Anne McClain to receive honorary doctorate at the University of Bath
Astronaut Anne McClain to receive honorary doctorate at the University of Bath

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 12.07.2023
The University of Manchester backs global efforts to make space more sustainable
Leading researchers from across The University of Manchester (UoM) have given their support to a global initiative endorsed by His Majesty King Charles III promoting the sustainable use of space.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 11.07.2023
Astronomers working to solve mysteries of universe after Euclid satellite launch
Astronomers working to solve mysteries of universe after Euclid satellite launch
Mysteries of the dark universe which have bewildered astronomers for centuries could finally be solved by Southampton scientists after a satellite was fired into space. The 1billlion Euclid rocket was launched by SpaceX in July to reveal the origins of the cosmos. The satellite, which is fitted with telescopic space cameras, is on a six-year mission to shed light on dark energy and dark matter - which scientists say account for 95 per cent of the known universe.

Astronomy / Space Science - 01.07.2023
Mission to map the dark Universe sets off on space journey
Mission to map the dark Universe sets off on space journey
A European mission to explore how gravity, dark energy and dark matter shaped the evolution of the Universe soared into space today from Cape Canaveral.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 27.06.2023
Department of Physics holds Eureka research conference for the third time
Department of Physics holds Eureka research conference for the third time

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 26.06.2023
University of Glasgow celebrates links to Einstein with tree planting ceremony

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 23.06.2023
Space telescope to shed light on the dark universe
Space telescope to shed light on the dark universe
Euclid, a space mission led by the European Space Agency that includes a massive optical camera designed and built by UCL researchers, will map the large-scale structures of the universe to better understand two mysterious components: dark matter and dark energy. Everything that we can see and detect in the world around us - the stars, galaxies, flowers, our bodies, atoms - represents just 5% of the universe.

Astronomy / Space Science - 02.06.2023
Solstice and Equinox Lecture - Warwick Astrophysicist Dr Anne-Marie Broomhall to speak about Music of the Sun

Astronomy / Space Science - Social Sciences - 30.05.2023
From fleeing Hitler to revolutionising space exploration: Fascinating archive comes to Southampton
From fleeing Hitler to revolutionising space exploration: Fascinating archive comes to Southampton

Astronomy / Space Science - 09.05.2023
New report sets course for future of European astronomy
New report sets course for future of European astronomy
A new report by an international consortium of leading astronomers, including UCL's Professor Amelie Saintonge, has set out recommendations to transform our understanding of the universe in the next decade.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 26.04.2023
Imperial-led Jupiter-bound instrument successfully deployed
A week after launch, the boom hosting the magnetometer instrument on the JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) mission has been successfully deployed.

Astronomy / Space Science - History / Archeology - 25.04.2023
Happy 100th Birthday, Sir Francis!
Happy 100th Birthday, Sir Francis!
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