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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 […]

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 […]

The Impact of Mega-Constellations on Astronomy – Zooniverse Project

The Impact of Mega-Constellations on Astronomy – Zooniverse Project

Leicester undergraduate Megan Perks is part of an ESA internship group researching the impact of mega-constellation satellites on space-based telescopes. Her team are looking for volunteers to engage with their citizen science project to identify satellite trails in Hubble images. When we think of the biggest threats to science today we often think of rouge […]

Physics and Astronomy Fellowships in Leicester

Physics and Astronomy Fellowships in Leicester

The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester welcomes applicants for independent research fellowships to be hosted here at the School. We welcome enquires from internal and external candidates to join the team in the School of Physics and Astronomy, working to attract prestigious national fellowships for independent research. We can offer […]

Royal Society Summer Science festival set to inspire next generation of space scientists

Royal Society Summer Science festival set to inspire next generation of space scientists

Space experts from the University of Leicester will look to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers with a series of live events exploring Mars as part of The Royal Society’s Summer Science festival. School pupils will have the opportunity to ‘meet’ members of the team behind the ExoMars Rosalind Franklin Rover, due to […]

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