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Astronomy at a distance: Seeing satellites

Fri 15 May 2020

It’s not just stars, planets and meteors that fill our night sky. Our planet is also orbited by spacecraft that you can spot – if you know where and when, explains Professor Don Pollacco, the science coordinator for the upcoming space telescope PLATO.

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Building more resilient UK manufacturing supply chains

Wed 06 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how manufacturing supply chains are critical to the process of delivering products and services essential to life. Whilst a series of ‘lifeboat’ projects are needed to protect manufacturing capability in the short term, Professor Janet Godsell, from WMG, University of Warwick says now is the time for UK manufacturing supply chains to pivot and build capability for the future.

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

Tue 28 April 2020

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.

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Air quality and wellbeing during Covid-19 lockdown

Thu 23 April 2020

Lockdown is showing us that our lifestyles, in the main our reliance on motorised methods of transportation, have an insidious and detrimental impact on our environment and ultimately our health. Rob Lillywhite, from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick reviews the impacts of COVID-19 lockdown on the environment.

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Astronomy at a distance: Meteors

Tue 21 April 2020

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.

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