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5th ESO Astronomy Winter Camp for Secondary Schools

ESO and its Science Outreach Network are collaborating with the science education event organiser Sterrenlab and the Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley (OAVdA) to arrange the fifth ESO Astronomy Camp on the topic of Distances in the Universe. The camp will take place from Tuesday 26 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018 in the Aosta Valley, […]

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Job – National Schools’ Observatory

The National Schools’ Observatory (NSO) and Liverpool John Moores Uni have a very unusual 0.2FTE post for a couple of years for a Science Communicator to help bring astronomy to some remote communities around the UK: They are looking to recruit an enthusiastic science communicator to join their STFC-funded Astronomy for Remote and Island Schools […]

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Astronomy & Astrophysics researchers wanted for CheltSciFest

**UPDATE** Now there is no application process. Volunteering is open to undergraduate students and you can choose which days you want to do. Just email Olivia Clemence. In 2017, Cheltenham Science Festival will be creating our first onsite makespace, the MakerShack, which will bring scientists, artists and makers together to inspire the public to explore […]

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STFC Public engagement fellowships

The Science and Technology Facilities Council invites applications for its public engagement fellowships. These enable highly skilled practitioners of public engagement to deliver a prolonged, thematic programme of public engagement and highlight the achievements of STFC science and technology. Programmes should focus around the following areas: particle physics; nuclear physics; solar and planetary science; astronomy; […]

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‘Astronomy in the City’ season finale!

As the evenings are starting to get lighter, we are nearing the end of our season of Astronomy in the City. The final event will be on 8th March, details of the evenings and a link to book tickets are on our website. Alberto Sesana will speak about the Universes biggest black holes and how […]

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Astronomy in the City, 2016/17!

The University of Birmingham Observatory are delighted to announce the 2016/2017 Astronomy in the City season! It is a series of free all-ticket public events, each packed with astrophysics; stargazing, and tea and biscuits. Evenings begin with talks covering astronomical highlights and recent research, and a question-and-answer session (for everything from beginner’s questions about the night sky […]

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ArtfulPhysics National Competition

Do you have a burning passion for physics and astronomy? Do you love to express yourself artistically? Are you looking for new inspirations? Then make your mark by entering this free CREATIONS National Competition for UK primary and secondary school students – create an artistic piece that engages young people in physics and astronomy and […]

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ESO – The visible and the hidden

During the Christmas holidays in 2016, from Friday 26 December to Thursday 1 January, 56 secondary school students aged 16–18 will spend a week in the Italian Alps doing astronomy activities and becoming part of a vibrant international community of alumni and astronomers. Applications are now open for the ESO astronomy camp 2016. To apply, […]

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Mercury Transit Live Feed

If you want to see Mercury transiting the Sun today (happening now, and for about the next four hours until ~6pm UK time) there are several places online where you can watch including this livestream from Greenwich’s Royal Observatory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOhDfylYvUQ&app=desktop and NASA are posting near-live stills here http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/eclipse/index.html More info here too http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36228327 and it’s […]

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Astro in the City – March ’16

The next Astronomy in the City event is Wednesday March 9th 2016, 5:30 pm–10 pm. Booking essential! We are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s general relativity, our best theory of gravity. General relativity is central to much of modern astrophysics (including research we do here), explaining everything from black holes to the expansion of the […]