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The Andromeda Project

Last week we launched a brand new Zooniverse site: The Andromeda Project. We’re asking people to spot star clusters in the Andromeda galaxy in data from the Hubble Space Telescope. You might think it sounds like menial work but it’s strangely addictive –  and incredibly useful for the researchers behind the data. This project joins […]

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Remote Access

I had a good discussion/argument with a colleague last week who thinks we should be trying to make remote attendance at conferences a reality. Unless we’re talking about the Texai Remote Virtual Presence, shown above in the Big Bang Theory, I disagree. Astronomers probably rank highly in their use of carbon, as they fly around […]

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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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