Leicester to lead Royal Astronomical Society livestream of Uranus

Leicester to lead Royal Astronomical Society livestream of Uranus

Astronomers and planetary scientists from the University of Leicester are to lead dedicated livestream observations of Uranus in partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) to bring live imagery of the planet to the public in the UK and around the world. Members of the public are invited to view live footage of the ‘ice […]

Doctoral Inaugural Lecture by Dr. Sam Turnpenney

On Wednesday starting at 5pm, Sam Turnpenney, an alumni of Physics, is one of two recent graduates presenting their Doctoral Inaugural Lecture. Sam’s talk is on “Modelling magnetospheric radio emission from exoplanets”. To book and further details, see the Eventbrite page. This is for members with a University of Leicester email address and access will […]

Physics and Astronomy Summer 2021 Digest

Physics and Astronomy Summer 2021 Digest

As we look ahead to a brand new academic year, and with life returning to campus for Leicester’s Centenary Year, the Physics Community team would like to share some of the news stories that have appeared on our School Blog during the summer months. Anyone within the School is encouraged to submit posts and stories to […]

Leicester Planetary Scientist Shortlisted for the Women of the Future Awards

Leicester Planetary Scientist Shortlisted for the Women of the Future Awards

Enormous congratulations to Dr Beatriz Sánchez-Cano, who is on the shortlist for the 2021 Women of the Future Awards! Beatriz is an Ernest Rutherford Fellow within our Planetary Science Group, and is one of six candidates shortlisted in the Science category. The Women of the Future Awards, founded by Pinky Lilani CBE DL in 2006, […]

World Space Week at the National Space Centre

World Space Week at the National Space Centre

To celebrate World Space Week the National Space Centre is hosting its first in-person Space Lates since January 2020, offering space fans the chance to explore the galleries after hours, hear from special guest speakers and take part in a wide range of space-themed activities including astronomy and crafts. Space Lates is an evening created […]

AstRoSoc Success in the UKSEDS Satellite Design Competition – Mind Rover Matter

AstRoSoc Success in the UKSEDS Satellite Design Competition – Mind Rover Matter

Congratulations to the Mind-Rover-Matter team for their success in the UKSEDs Satellite Design Competition with their satellite S.P.A.R.K.L.E.S., achieving 4th place in the competition. Mind Rover Matter, in collaboration with AstRoSoc, was founded in October 2020 to participate in the Olympus Rover Trials competition hosted by UKSEDS. The competition saw the team design and develop […]

AstRoSoc Success in the UKSEDS Satellite Design Competition – SatXTeam

AstRoSoc Success in the UKSEDS Satellite Design Competition – SatXTeam

Congratulations to the SatXTeam for their success in the UKSEDs Satellite Design Competition with their satellite Cubesat NF1. SatXTeam, in collaboration with AstRoSoc, was founded in December 2020 and the team’s primary goal was to participate in the UKSEDS Satellite Design Competition. The team was composed of first and second year STEM undergraduate students who […]

Earth observation images reveal extent of ferocious forest fires in Siberia

Earth observation images reveal extent of ferocious forest fires in Siberia

Stunning satellite images depicting the recent gigantic infernos that devastated one of the coldest areas on the planet have been released to mark Earth Observation Week (6-10 September). Last month fires burning across Siberia – known for its cold and harsh winters – were bigger than all the fires burning across the globe combined. An […]

Suzie Imber Wins the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture

Enormous congratulations to Dr. Suzie Imber this prestigious award in the 2021/22 Royal Society prize list. The Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture 2021 was awarded to Dr Suzanne Imber for her achievements in the field of planetary science and her well-considered project proposal with a potential for a high impact.  She will be awarded a […]

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