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November 11, 2016
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Concept Cartoons – 6th February 2017

Concept Cartoons – 6th February 2017 (17:00-18:30) SSERC, Dunfermline Stuart Naylor, one of the principal authors of Science Concept Cartoons Set 2, is due to deliver this ‘twilight’ professional development session. Aimed at learners in the age range 10-16, this … Continue reading

February 22, 2016
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Special IOP Scotland Lecture: The Hunt for Gravitational Waves

“Listening to Einstein’s Universe: the hunt for gravitational waves” Professor Martin Hendry (University of Glasgow and LIGO Scientific Collaboration) The spring series of Institute of Physics Scotland public lectures in Glasgow begins on Thursday 25th February at 6pm, with a … Continue reading

February 12, 2016
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Gravitational Waves Detected!

Yesterday was an exciting day in the science world, when the detection of gravitational waves was announced. Scottish scientists were heavily involved in the collaboration which detected the gravitational waves. For more information on gravitational waves, check out these links… … Continue reading

January 18, 2016
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Topical Science – Tim Peake makes historic spacewalk

Major Tim Peake, the first astronaut representing the UK to carry out a spacewalk, has described the experience as ‘exhilarating’. Peake and NASA astronaut Tim Kopra ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday 15 January to replace a broken … Continue reading

December 17, 2015
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So you want to be a space biologist or rocket scientist? (thanks to Tim Peake)

Of the many and various items that British ESA astronaut Tim Peake has taken aboard the International Space Station, you may not have considered 2kg of rocket seeds being among them. The seeds are staying with Tim for 6 months and … Continue reading

November 17, 2015
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The Royal Institution’s Christmas lectures have been announced

The Royal Institution have announced the 2015 Christmas lecturer as being Dr Kevin Fong, an expert in space medicine. This year’s Christmas lectures will be based around ‘How to survive in space’ and is due to be broadcast on BBC … Continue reading

October 15, 2015
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TimPix: get involved with Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station

In December 2015 Tim Peake launches to the International Space Station (ISS) and will become the first British European Space Agency Astronaut to visit. Whilst there, in amongst many science and engineering activities, he will take part in research to … Continue reading

October 1, 2015
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World Space Week: 4 – 10 October 2015

Since its United Nations declaration in 1999, World Space Week has grown into the largest public space event on Earth. More than 1,400 events in 80 countries celebrated the benefits of space and excitement about space exploration in 2014. The theme … Continue reading

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