Excitement of Science 2005

Each year Rotary International, the Royal Institution and the National Schools Observatory organise the Excitement of Science. The aim is to bring the feeling of excitement when making a discovery - being the first to know - to hundreds of students from all over the country. This year it is being organised by the University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire.

Students will be able to help radio astronomers (specifically Tim and Ian) use a 7-metre (actually 6.4m - it was a 21ft tracking dish from Woomera, Australia) radio telescope to map the three dimensional structure of our Milky Way galaxy including its spiral arms. The 7m telescope will be used over the Internet hopefully with a nice display to show what it is doing live. If you know a school that wants to get involved, contact Tim.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Friday 08th Apr 2005 (11:23 UTC) | Permalink
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