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| Issue 13

The CoRoT satellite: the search for Earth-like planets

Malcolm Fridlund from the European Space Agency (ESA) describes the search for extra-solar planets and explains how they can help us to understand the origin of life on Earth.

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

| Issue 13

The first light in the Universe

Ana Lopes and Henri Boffin take us on a trip back in time – probing the history of the Universe.

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

| Issue 10

“Intelligence is of secondary importance in research”

Can you play world-class sport, and also be part of a team that tries to understand the nature of our Universe? Yes – just ask Tamara Davis. Henri Boffin from ESO talked to her in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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

| Issue 7

Free online teaching materials

It can be difficult and time consuming to develop materials for really good science lessons. Many scientific research organisations, however, provide teaching resources, often designed together with teachers. Researchers provide scientific expertise and the teachers bring years of experience in the…

Ages: <11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Resources

| 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 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