Social distancing may be keeping you at home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be exploring the universe at the same time. Scientists from the University of Warwick’s Astronomy and Astrophysics Group show us what you can discover in the skies over the coming weeks, with advice on how you can get involved in astronomy without ever leaving your garden.
You may know that every four years February gets an extra day and we have what’s called a “leap year”. But how are leap years calculated and who worked it out? Dr James McCormac, an expert in astrophysics from the University of Warwick’s Physics Department explains.
On the 23rd June 2016, the CEH held an interview between science fiction author Alastair Reynolds and Jonathan Heron from Warwick. Their conversation touched on science, creativity and recent blockbuster science fiction such as Interstellar and Moon. Visit the Forbidden Planets Interview page to find it.
The subject of habitability comes to the fore as part of Warwick University's Christmas lecture series. On the 8th of December, Members of Life Sciences will discuss the topic of "Life Off Earth".
The Centre for Exoplanets and Habitability (CEH) has recently submitted an application for funding to the Science and Technology Facilities Council for a year-long project involving an external 'practitioner-in-residence' to work with CEH on several public engagement projects.