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Art for dark's sake News

Art for dark's sake

Published: 20 June 2017

Like art? Appreciate dark skies? Then thanks to the British Astronomical Association you can hire original art and benefit the BAA's work to preserve starry skies.

Victorian space weather News

Victorian space weather

Published: 12 June 2017

What did Victorian scientists think about the link between the Sun and the Earth? A blog by Lee MacDonald of the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford sheds light on how early ideas about aurora developed

Cosmic Collisions News

Cosmic Collisions

Published: 9 June 2017

Come and experience cosmology, art and performance combined in one weekend at Crawick Multiverse, a new 'artland' in southern Scotland.

Jubilate: William Herschel's music News

Jubilate: William Herschel's music

Published: 23 April 2017

In 1767, William Herschel was appointed Bath's Director of Music. The William Herschel Museum is celebrating the 250th anniversary of this event with an exhibition about the musical life of Bath when the Herschels lived and worked there.

Channels in the Channel News

Channels in the Channel

Published: 28 March 2017

The end of the last Ice Age left a trail of waterborne destruction in North America – and, it seems in the English channel. The 2016 Harold Jeffreys Lecture by Jenny Collier describes how it was found.

Zombie Zooniverse News

Zombie Zooniverse

Published: 23 March 2017

Citizen scientists wanted, to hunt zombies. Zombie astrophotographs, that is! This new Zooniverse project asks for volunteers to find old astronomical images in scanned journals and restore them to research life.

Visualising Ptolemy's universe News

Visualising Ptolemy's universe

Published: 20 February 2017

The model of a universe with the Earth at its centre successfully described astronomical observations in antiquity. See how it worked with an orrery, the only one built using the geocentric model.

On the way to the star? News

On the way to the star?

Published: 1 February 2017

A mission to Proxima Centauri sounds as if it should take place in the distant future, but Breakthrough Starshot plans to get there in 70 years or so. Find out how in A&G.