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| Issue 8

Research into the Sun’s atmosphere

Ever wondered what the solar wind means to us on Earth or what happens when the surface of the Sun erupts sporadically? Lucie Green from University College London's Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UK, describes some of the recent research into the Sun’s atmosphere.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Astronomy / space
                 

| Issue 7

Fusion in the Universe: gamma-ray bursts

Henri Boffin from ESOw1 in Garching, Germany, follows the mystery of gamma-ray bursts from their first discovery to the most recent research on these dramatic astronomical explosions.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Astronomy / space
                 

| Issue 7

Students Catch a Star: researching and observing a solar eclipse

Students Jan Měšťan and Jan Kotek and teacher Marek Tyle from the Gymnázium Písek in the Czech Republic won the 2007 Catch a Star competition. Sai Pathmanathan describes their prize-winning project.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Astronomy / space
     

| Issue 6

Fusion in the Universe: when a giant star dies…

Péter Székely from the University of Szeged, Hungary, and Örs Benedekfi from the European Fusion Development Agreement in Garching, Germany, investigate how a star dies and what a nearby supernova explosion would mean for us on Earth.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Astronomy / space
               

| Issue 5

Fusion in the Universe: where your jewellery comes from

Does alchemy sound too good to be true? Paola Rebusco, Henri Boffin and Douglas Pierce-Price, from ESO in Garching, Germany, describe how creating gold – and other heavy metals – is possible, though sadly not in the laboratory.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Astronomy / space
             

| Issue 5

School students Catch a Star! in an astronomical competition

In Issue 3 of Science in School we invited you to join an international competition for school students and Catch a Star! Later, some of you helped to select winners by voting online for your favourite pictures. Douglas Pierce-Price from ESO reports on the results.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Events

| Issue 3

The neutron teaspoon

Jonathan Swinton pushes back the frontiers of knowledge – in his kitchen.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Astronomy / space

| Issue 3

Fusion in the Universe: the power of the Sun

Mark Tiele Westra from the European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA) in Garching, Germany, elucidates the source of power on Earth: the Sun

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Astronomy / space
               

| Issue 1

Fusion – ace in the energy pack?

The energy demands of our society continue to increase, while the stocks of fossil fuels - still our major energy source - are declining. Chris Warrick from the European Fusion Development Agreement explains why research into fusion offers the hope of a safe and environmentally responsible energy…

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Chemistry, Earth science, Engineering