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Stargazing

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Find out more about our night sky, from new planets to far-off galaxies and the vastness of the Universe. A series of short talks and presentations for the general public from leading astronomy researchers at the Oxford University Physics department - http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/

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Find out more about our night sky, from new planets to far-off galaxies and the vastness of the Universe. A series of short talks and presentations for the general public from leading astronomy researchers at the Oxford University Physics department - http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/

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Stargazing

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Find out more about our night sky, from new planets to far-off galaxies and the vastness of the Universe. A series of short talks and presentations for the general public from leading astronomy researchers at the Oxford University Physics department - http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/

Rank #1: The Philae - Rosetta Comet Mission

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On 12 November 2014, the Philae probe achieved the first-ever soft landing on a comet nucleus. Colin Wilson, a researcher from Oxford, gives an update on the landing and explains the history and science behind this incredible mission.

Dec 19 2014

17mins

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Rank #2: Galactic Archaeology: Mining Stellar Fossils in the Milky Way Halo

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Payel Das gives a short talk on mining stellar fossils in the Milky Way halo.

Feb 21 2018

22mins

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Rank #3: Cosmology

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Jo Dunkley reviews the latest research in Cosmology.

Jan 30 2013

12mins

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Rank #4: The SKA

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Matt Jarvis discusses square kilometer array, commonly known as SKA, in this short Stargazing talk.

Feb 04 2014

13mins

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Rank #5: On the trail of the most energetic particles in the universe

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Rafael Alves Batista, University of Oxford, gives a talk about cosmic rays.

Mar 28 2017

19mins

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Rank #6: Weighing Black Holes

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Oxford astrophysicist Martin Bureau gives a talk on black holes.

Feb 21 2018

26mins

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Rank #7: Astronomy at the Highest Energies Possible

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Researcher Stephen Rayner talks on how astronomers study the highest energies possible to detect particle accelerators in space.

Mar 13 2015

9mins

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Rank #8: The Seven Wonders of Galaxy Zoo

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Becky Smethurst shows how citizen science and the Galaxy Zoo project is helping researchers tackle difficult scientific questions.

Mar 13 2015

15mins

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Rank #9: Killer asteroids

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In this talk Jocelyn Bell Burnell talks about large asteroid impacts.

Apr 16 2013

13mins

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Rank #10: It's a Star's Life

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In this short talk, Rebecca Esselstein gives an overview of a typical star's lifespan.

Feb 21 2018

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Rank #11: Pluto - no more a planet

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In this talk Jocelyn Bell Burnell talks about the reclassification of Pluto to a Dwarf planet and the history of its discovery.

Apr 16 2013

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Rank #12: A History of the Universe in 12 Minutes

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From big bang to the present day, Chris Lintott summarises the history of the Universe in 12 minutes.

Apr 16 2013

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Rank #13: Large Meteorite Impacts on Earth

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Ken Amor looks at the science of large meteorite impacts on Earth.

Jan 30 2013

12mins

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Rank #14: How to see the world in a grain of sand

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Peter Hatfield gives an astronomy talk entitled: How to see the world in a grain of sand and the entire Universe in a super computer.

Mar 13 2015

9mins

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Rank #15: Taking Real Photos of Planets Outside the Solar System

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Jean-Loup Baudino gives a short talk on planets outside the solar system.

Feb 21 2018

8mins

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Rank #16: The Philae - Rosetta Mission (update)

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Researcher Colin Wilson gives an update on the Rosetta mission with the latest news on the Philae comet lander

Mar 13 2015

17mins

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Rank #17: LOFAR and the SKA - The Universe in radio waves

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In this talk Dr Matt Jarvis talks about radio astronomy.

Apr 16 2013

20mins

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Rank #18: Astro Photography Showcase

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Mel Gigg of the Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group showcases some fantastic amateur astro-photography.

Apr 16 2013

16mins

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Rank #19: Observing with the Naked Eye

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Charles Barclay offers advice on how to get the most out of stargazing with the naked eye and the astronomical activities to look out for in the coming months.

Feb 04 2013

14mins

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Rank #20: Spectromania!

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James Gilbert, a researcher in astrophysics gives an exciting talk on how astronomy uses Spectroscopy - the study of the interaction between matter and radiated energy.

Mar 13 2015

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