Archive | November, 2013

How to measure the universe – Chris Suddick

    This is a talk given on Friday 1st November by one of the society’s members Chris Suddick. The talk takes a historical and present day look at how the universe was first measured and how this approach has led us to understanding more about the universe.         If you are […]

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Lucianne Walkowicz: Finding planets around other stars

How do we find planets — even habitable planets — around other stars? By looking for tiny dimming as a planet passes in front of its sun, TED Fellow Lucianne Walkowicz and the Kepler mission have found some 1,200 potential new planetary systems. With new techniques, they may even find ones with the right conditions […]

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TedX Salford – Amazing speakers: NASA Astronaut

TED talks, for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure, are a series of conference events that bring together great and not so great thinkers of our age on a wide range of subjects. Some of our blog posts incorporate TED videos e.g. Phil Plait: How to defend Earth from asteroids In just over […]

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Phil Plait: How to defend Earth from asteroids

What’s six miles wide and can end civilization in an instant? An asteroid — and there are lots of them out there. With humour and great visuals, Phil Plait enthrals the TEDx Boulder audience with all the ways asteroids can kill, and what we must do to avoid them.

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