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World Space Week 2021


Our internationally leading Astronomy and Astrophysics Group is expanding thanks to a £3.5 million philanthropic gift to create up to 15 PhD scholarships and up to 13 Post-doctoral research fellowships. This major investment into the Group's future research potential was made possible through a private donation by a Warwick alumnus.

Prof. Christine Ennew, University of Warwick Provost, said:

“Looking to the stars has always raised important questions about the universe and our place within it, and for nearly twenty years our Astronomy and Astrophysics Group has been seeking answers. This fantastic gift will build on their world-leading reputation, helping them to drive forward our understanding of some truly fundamental questions.”

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And what to do if it’s cloudy...

We might get lucky with the weather, but just in case, read about research and news from Warwick academics to get inspired for when the skies clear up:

What is World Space Week?

World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology and their contribution to making our world a better place.

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Join us at Warwick for World Space Week 2021

Join us for an online Q&A with Dr. Elizabeth Stanway. Her research interests include observational cosmology, how the universe has evolved, and how stars are formed.

Email to submit your questions for Dr. Stanway, and she will answer them on the Warwick Uni instagram on Friday 8 October.

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Where could life survive – both on our planet and beyond?

Discover the Habitability GRP’s brand new video animation below! The GRP investigate the limits for life, the constitution of habitable environments, our understanding nature as a ‘resource’ for human use and the ways we imagine the future of life – on this planet and beyond.

Our Habitability Global Research Priority (GRP) considers the relationships between life and environment - both on and beyond planet earth. We explore the requirements for life on Earth, and the possibility of its replication beyond our solar system.

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