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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.

Going (planetary) places News

Going (planetary) places

Published: 23 January 2017

The UK has a strong planetary science research community – not least among those starting their research careers. UK Planetary Forum showcased early career research in its meeting at Manchester, with a varied an interesting programme of talks and posters.

Congratulations Hilary! News

Congratulations Hilary!

Published: 7 December 2016

GJI Student Author Award-winner Hilary Martens has received her certificate as author of one of the best student papers of 2016 in Geophysical Journal International.

Mars gravity mapped News

Mars gravity mapped

Published: 10 October 2016

Slight variations in the orbits of three NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars have allowed researchers to produce a gravity map of the Red Planet, indicating that it has a liquid outer core.