Take a moment to immerse yourself in some of the new and significant leaps forward in the field of physics as well as some frequently asked perplexing questions, explained to you by our director and lead tutor, Dr Sarah Crick.
May 14, 2024

Best Aurora in the UK in our lifetime!

The strongest aurora in the UK for over 20 years explained.

May 4, 2024

From Apollo to Artemis

A summary of the Moon, its structure, its surface and features. Highlights of the Apollo missions and key milestones in the Artemis missions.

March 13, 2024

Chicxulub crater: is this the crater from the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs?

What is the Chicxulub crater?

March 13, 2024

Black Holes in films: Science fiction of science fact?

Black holes have fascinated authors and film makers for as long as we have known about them. Some use the best information there is at the time, others use artistic licence more liberally to create a more exciting story!

March 12, 2024

Spotlight on massive comet that will be able to be seen with the naked eye!

The Mission Astro crew are excited to try and view the Comet 12P/Pons–Brooks this month!

January 18, 2024

How Charged Coupled Devices Changed Astronomy

CCDs revolutionised astronomy allowing us to look at fainter and more distant objects. Plus a wider range of wavelengths and detect objects closer together.

December 29, 2023

Blue Moon Lander

Blue Moon Mission will be a lunar lander for astronauts. It will provide precise and soft, recurring landings, enabling a sustained human presence on the Moon.

December 29, 2023

Habitable Worlds Observatory

Are we alone? Habitable Worlds Observatory has the potential to answer this age old question! This will revolutionise how we as humans view our existence.

December 15, 2023

Meteorite on the drive 

One of the most exciting meteorites found fell on a driveway in Gloucestershire. It can potentially unlock the secrets of how the building blocks for life arrived on Earth!

December 8, 2023

Ariane 6 – What is ESA’s next big rocket?

Ariane 6 is the ESA’s next huge exciting rocket. It will be adaptable and fly more frequently, launching a variety of exciting payloads to orbit!

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