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Ever wondered why we have leap years?

Have you ever wondered why we have leap years?

Dr Minjae KimLink opens in a new window and Dr James McCormacLink opens in a new window from our Astronomy and Astrophysics Group explain the science behind leap years, and why it is so important that these are added to the calendar.

Find out what they said.


Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell visits the department and opens observatory

On Tuesday 7 November, Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell visited the university to host a guest lecture and mark the official opening of The Marsh Observatory.


2023 Christmas Lectures tickets

The Christmas Lectures are back this year and audiences can challenge AI to write a Christmas card, discover how animals inspired engineering, explore the colour spectrum, be surprised by snow and wish Sir Isaac Newton a Happy Birthday!

The lectures are based at Warwick Arts Centre and take place on Thursday 30 November and Thursday 7 December. Get your tickets.Link opens in a new window


Professor Sandra Chapman awarded the 2024 European Geosciences Union Hannes Alfvén Medal

Professor Sandra Chapman (Director, Centre for Fusion Space and Astrophysics) has been awarded the 2024 European Geosciences Union (EGU) Hannes Alfvén medal.

Thu 16 Nov 2023, 13:42 | Tags: Feature News, announcements, Awards, Faculty of Science

Tree planting in memory of Professor Tom Marsh

On Friday 20 October, colleagues from across the department were joined by Tom's family to plant a tree in Tom's memory. The magnolia galaxy tree was planted at the new on campus observatory where the department's astronomy students will have opportunities to observe through the new telescope.

Wed 01 Nov 2023, 09:35 | Tags: Feature News, announcements

Watch our Research Culture videos

A series of videos have been developed to highlight the department's research culture.

Our department commits to a positive research culture and to highlight this Dr Sue Burrows and Dr Reza Kashtiban were granted funding from the University's Research Culture Forum with the idea of developing videos of some of our researchers.


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