How big is the Universe? How long has the Universe been around? Astronomy and astrology; value of astronomy in science. In particular this session is an opportunity for people who are unfamiliar with computers to learn to use a personal computer and to become accustomed to the world wide web.
The night sky has always appeared strangely colourless to the eye, however it requires modern imaging techniques to reveal the colours which tell us of the origin and destiny of the stars. In this virtual exhibition and accompanying video Professor David Malin (Anglo-Australian Observatory) describes how the true colours of the Universe are revealed and what they mean.
The modern view of the Sun-Earth-Moon system; early civilisations' view of the Universe; Greek cosmological theory
Copernicus and the subsequent revolution in thought; Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton and Einstein; the astronomical and technological revolution
This session covers seasons, tides, phases of the Moon; eclipses; monitoring and communications satellites; finding your way around the night sky; constellations; motion of the planets
Underground, ground and space-based ... professional multi-wavelength astronomy; the electromagnetic spectrum; the Liverpool robotic telescope and the World-Wide Web
Solar flares; sunspots; solar granulation; internal structure; composition; solar corona and wind; solar energy; solar neutrino problem.
Inner 'rocky' planets; asteroids; outer gaseous planets; comets; formation and evolution; planetary exploration; planetary mining
STFC Ernest Rutherford Research Fellowships 2013The 2013 round of Ernest Rutherford Fellowships has been announced by the Science and Technology Research Council.
These are fully funded five-year research fellowships to be held in science areas supported by STFC. If you are interested in applying for one of these to be hosted by the Astrophysics Research Institute at Liverpool John Moores University you can find more details here.
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NEWS - 11 Oct 2013 Professor Mike Bode nominated for "Knowledge Leader of the Year" (...details)
NEWS - 20 Aug 2013 New data helps astronomers explore the hidden Milky Way (...details)
NEWS - 19 Aug 2013 Liverpool Telescope spectra confirm the nature of the naked-eye brightness Nova Delphini 2013 (...details)
NEWS - 13 Aug 2013 BBC expert role for Gamma Ray Burst Professor (...details)
NEWS - 25 Jul 2013 Galaxy Gold for LJMU Astronomers (...details)