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Astronomy at a distance: Myths and legends of the Pleiades

There are some amazing myths and legends associated with one particularly interesting constellation: the Pleiades star cluster.

Fri 01 May 2020, 10:00 | Tags: outreach, CEH, KnowledgeCentre, astronomy, article

Astronomy at a distance: The Night Sky in April and May

The sky above us changes constantly. It means that many objects are out of our view for much of the time – but when they are visible, it is amazing how much you can see. As Ashley Chrimes from Warwick’s Department of Physics explains, with a clear sky at the moment you may spot Mars, Jupiter and Saturn and it is even possible to snap a good photo of the Moon.

Tue 28 Apr 2020, 10:00 | Tags: outreach, CEH, KnowledgeCentre, astronomy, article

Habitability GRP internal funding call

Innovative Manufacturing & Future Materials and all Global Research Priorities would like to invite colleagues to apply for internal funding to support activities.

GRPs aim to connect and support interdisciplinary research across the University, including in the following areas:

  • Explore, examine, demonstrate or participate in innovative activities during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Secure ongoing collaborations to keep research buoyant into the future
  • Investment in the future of an element(s) of the Global Research Priority Programme which has future focus in some other way

Follow the title link to apply.

Fri 24 Apr 2020, 10:00 | Tags: news, funding, GRP

Astronomy at a distance: Meteors

Shooting stars – or meteors - are some of the most magical features of the night sky. Professor Tom Marsh from the University of Warwick’s astrophysics team explains exactly what shooting stars are and the best way to see them.

Tue 21 Apr 2020, 10:00 | Tags: outreach, CEH, KnowledgeCentre, astronomy, article

Astronomy at a distance: Constellations

A look at some of the most recognisable features in the night sky - the constellations. Patrick Cronin-Coltsmann, a PhD student from Warwick’s astrophysics team, takes us through some of the easiest to spot.

Wed 15 Apr 2020, 10:00 | Tags: outreach, CEH, KnowledgeCentre, astronomy, article

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