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The Great British Fireball

On Saturday night (March 3rd) one of the most spectacular fireballs ever was seen over the UK. Hundreds of people called the police fearing that a plane was on fire and several videos of the event were captured and shared online immediately. The fireball – just a good name for a very bright meteor – […]

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Oxford Solar System Walk

If you live here in Oxford you can now explore the Solar System amongst the spires! Originally created for Tal’s Good Feet, this walk turns Oxford into a scale model of the Solar System. It takes 60-90 minutes to walk out to Neptune and back. You can download the walking tour as a PDF leaflet, or […]

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Stargazing Oxford!

On Saturday 21st January, we’re having a massive #BBCStargazing event in the department. There will be telescopes, talks, crafts and even modern art. It will also feature ‘Universe-ity Challenge’, a familiarly formatted quiz, with teams of astronomers from different backgrounds. Stargazing Oxford!

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Altitude Sickness

For those of you following my adventures around the globe via Twitter, Flickr and the like, you may be aware that I recently suffered quite a blow. During my third night observing at the JCMT I began to experience respiratory distress due to the altitude of 13,500 feet. After ascending a flight of stairs (and […]

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