25. 02. 15
Do you listen in to BBC Radio 2? Today and yesterday you may have heard Chris Evans chatting with Heidi from Rode Heath Primary School about Rolls-Royce science prize winner; has attended the ESERO Primary Conference and her school was part of the ESERO…
25. 02. 15
By Tom Lyons, ESERO Teacher Fellow.
On 11th August 1999, I was standing in my back garden, in Oxford. It was a warm summer’s morning but fairly cloudy. Gradually the sky became dark, the temperature dropped slightly, and the only noise to be…
13. 02. 15
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute has announced a plan to broadcast greetings to planets that are potentially habitable, in the hope of contacting alien life. SETI started Project Ozma, using vast satellites dishes to 'listen' for alien life in the 1960s, but has so far received no viable signals. They hope that reaching out to planets in habitable orbits around distant stars, might cause an advanced civilization to speak back.
To find out more about sending radio signals to space click here to visit our Radioastronomy resources on the National STEM Centre eLibrary.
12. 02. 15
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a photograph of two galaxies that appear to form a smiling face. The galaxies (SDSSCGB 8842.3 and SDSSCGB 8842.4) were photographed by the telescope with deceptive 'smile' lines, that are actually…