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| Issue 64

Galactic Archaeology: how we study our home galaxy

We can’t image our home galaxy from the outside, so how do we study it? Learn how astronomers unveil the dramatic past of the Milky Way and peer into its future.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Astronomy / space, Engineering, News from the EIROs, Physics
   

| Issue 62

How global teamwork revealed the mystery at the heart of our galaxy

This is the story of how scientists created an image of the region around the black hole at the centre of our galaxy by combining many telescopes into one virtual telescope the size of the Earth.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Astronomy / space, Engineering, News from the EIROs, Physics

| 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