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Jones 1 00:07:00

Antikythera Mechanism Part 1

by Alexander Jones
Antikythera Mechanism Part 1
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 959 views
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New interpretations of the Antikythera Mechanism reveal that it could be used to predict eclipses, and that it had a dial recording the dates of the ancient Olympiads. The 2,000-year-old box of intricate gearwork provides a glimpse of the engineering....

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Jones 2 00:08:00

Antikythera Mechanism Part 2

by Alexander Jones
Antikythera Mechanism Part 2
for All ages,
Lectures | All ages | 8 years ago | 915 views
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New interpretations of the Antikythera Mechanism reveal that it could be used to predict eclipses, and that it had a dial recording the dates of the ancient Olympiads. The 2,000-year-old box of intricate gearwork provides a glimpse of the engineering....

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Pillinger meteorite moraine 01:00:00

Stones from the sky: A heaven-sent opportunity to talk about science

by Colin Pillinger
Stones from the sky: A heaven-sent opportunity to talk about science
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 645 views
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Meteorites provide us with laboratory samples from distant bodies including asteroids, comets, the moon, Mars and even ancient stars. Witnesses to the extraordinary event when one is seen to fall from the sky, or anyone finding a sample on the ground....

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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
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 665 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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Alam 00:06:00

The Status of Pluto as a Planet – or not

by Nowrin Alam
The Status of Pluto as a Planet – or not
for 14-19 and upwards,
Undergraduate presentations | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 669 views
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Nowrin Alam presents on the past, debate, and present status of Pluto as a planet and now as a dwarf planet.

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Zarnecki 01:21:00

Touchdown on Titan

by John Zarnecki
Touchdown on Titan
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 698 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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Cummings 00:10:00

Voyages through the heliosphere

by Alan Cummings
Voyages through the heliosphere
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 588 views
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A series of papers in Nature analyse recent observations from the outer limits of the Solar System, and help build up a picture of how the Sun interacts with the rest of the Galaxy.

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