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RS Wulf 00:47:00

Chasing Venus: the race to measure the heavens

by Andrea Wulf
Chasing Venus: the race to measure the heavens
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Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 1194 views
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New York Times Best Selling and award-winning author Andrea Wulf tells the extraordinary story of the first global scientific collaboration set amid warring armies, hurricanes, scientific endeavour and personal tragedy. On 6 June 1761 and 3 June 1769....

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RS Dougherty 01:01:00

Discovery of a dynamic atmosphere at one of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus

by Michele Dougherty
Discovery of a dynamic atmosphere at one of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus
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Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 1436 views
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In recent years, Enceladus, Saturn's sixth largest moon, has become a major attraction for scientists, with many believing it offers the best hope we have of discovering other life in our solar system. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been orbiting Satu....

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The eerie silence – are we alone in the universe?

by Paul Davies
The eerie silence – are we alone in the universe?
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Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 9 years ago | 1517 views
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Fifty years ago, a young astronomer named Frank Drake pointed a radio telescope at nearby stars in the hope of picking up a signal from an alien civilization. Thus began one of the boldest scientific projects in history: the Search for Extraterrestri....

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RS Bell-Burnell 01:01:00

The end of the world in 2012? Science communication and science scares

by Jocelyn Bell Burnell
The end of the world in 2012? Science communication and science scares
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Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 5322 views
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21st December 2012 marks an ending of the Mayan calendar and is asserted by some to mark the end of the world. This scare is examined from an astronomical point of view, followed by some reflections on what the scare tells us about the communication ....

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Zarnecki 01:21:00

Touchdown on Titan

by John Zarnecki
Touchdown on Titan
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Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 9 years ago | 907 views
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After an interplanetary journey of 7 ¬ years, the ESA's probe Huygens landed on the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Professor Zarnecki describes the journey of the probe as well as its final dramatic plunge to the surface and presents the r....

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