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Citizen scientists: How amateur scientists are advancing astronomy

Citizen scientists: How amateur scientists are advancing astronomy

This new series hears from passionate citizen scientists to discover more about their contributions and why they do what they do. This week: amateur astronomy.
Hello, is it Earth you’re looking for?

Hello, is it Earth you’re looking for?

Is anyone out there? Emma Hattersley discusses the messages we’ve sent into space that may never be heard.
Sharing of the sky at the Fanaroff lecture

Sharing of the sky at the Fanaroff lecture

Dr Marga Gual Soler joins Dr Bernie Fanaroff at UoM to discuss the emerging fields surrounding science diplomacy and climate change
Scientists capture the first image of a black hole

Scientists capture the first image of a black hole

Two-hundred scientists have come together to produce the first ever image of a black hole in a landmark moment for astronomers
Private money in space

Private money in space

Private companies have opened up space travel by bringing costs down – Wasim Aksar takes a look at those who are going boldly where no one has gone before
Radio bursts from deep space puzzle astronomers

Radio bursts from deep space puzzle astronomers

Astronomers have been left stumped by radio bursts found by a new Canadian radio telescope, which have only ever been observed once before
Still at work: Stephen Hawking

Still at work: Stephen Hawking

The paper details the core of a paradox Hawking has been working on for 40 years
Witnessing the first ‘cosmic sonic boom’

Witnessing the first ‘cosmic sonic boom’

Astronomers at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics have detected interstellar gamma ray bursts using indirect methods for the first time.
Scientist imprisoned during Apartheid gives Fanaroff Lecture

Scientist imprisoned during Apartheid gives Fanaroff Lecture

This year’s main speaker at the inaugural Fanaroff Lecture was Dr Rob Adam, the Project Director of the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) in South Africa and former anti-Apartheid activist.
Science around the world

Science around the world

Jacklin Kwan reports on key contributions to science from around the globe
Once in a ‘super blue blood moon’

Once in a ‘super blue blood moon’

Many were excited by the rare lunar event that happened on the 31st January, but University of Manchester professor Tim O’Brien is not so sure

Jodrell Bank Observatory nominated for UK’s next candidate for UNESCO World Heritage status

Jodrell Bank set to join illustrious company of world monuments after selection as a candidate for the UNESCO world heritage list

University of Manchester-owned radio telescope given Grade I listed status

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Lovell Telescope’s ‘first light’ — the point at which the famous radio telescope was first used to collect radio signals from the far reaches of the universe — at the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire. To mark the anniversary, six structures at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics […]

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