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Rosetta Space Probe

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Meteor over Bangkok

Meteors and “Shooting Stars” Meteors are most often seen as a very brief streak of light in the night sky. They typically occur and disappear so quickly that you wonder if you actually saw them. These streaks of light are commonly called “shooting stars” or “falling stars”. Although they are most often seen at night, […]

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Moon Landing Conspiracy Theory

This video is of a talk by Eddie and Ewan the ‘Ant and Dec’ of the society. In their discussion one of them takes the part of supporting the moon landing and the other against the moon landing taking place.     The Moon landing conspiracy theories claim that some or all elements of the […]

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Reinventing Space Flight

This video and text about re-inventing space flight comes from SpaceRip. Lots more of their interesting video content on Youtube. Follow Dr. Ben Longmier and his team into the rugged Alaskan wilderness on a quest to build a whole new type of rocket engine. Their goal is to test sensitive components by launching them into […]

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Stargazing in 2014 – A month by month diary

This week we had a very informative talk by Rickard Bullock about the astronomical happenings in 2014. Richard takes us month by month through the things we should be looking for in the night sky to get the best from our stargazing.     If you are interested in learning more about astronomy or stargazing […]

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Comet ISON – Where and When to Look

Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) is now visible in the morning skies before dawn – and after a little outburst in brightness, many people have reported that it is now just visible to the unaided eye, and should continue to brighten over the next ten days as it approaches its perihelion at just 1 solar diameter […]

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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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