You and your GCSE, AS and A-level students are invited to our Astronomy and Geology Christmas Lectures at the University of Glamorgan’s Upper Glyntaff Campus on Wednesday, 12th December 2012.
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The search for life beyond Earth is an excellent example of how modern science incorporates many disciplines to achieve a common goal. The Christmas Lectures will examine the geology and biology of locations where life might exist on other worlds, the physics/astronomy of how new worlds around distant stars are being found, and the factors that need to be considered when looking at where and how we should be searching for possible signs of aliens. Covering a variety of STEM topics in a contemporary, interesting and approachable way, the talks and demonstrations will be suitable for both Key Stage 4 and 5 science students. This free event will also highlight the range and variety of opportunities which arise from studying subjects such as Astronomy and Geology.
The sessions will be delivered by Professor Paul Roche and Dr. Ian Skilling. Professor Roche is Director of the Faulkes Telescopes Project, the UK National Schools Astronomer and the Space Ambassador for Wales. Paul has spent over 20 years researching massive stars, neutron stars and black holes, and working in astronomy education and science communication. Dr. Ian Skilling is Award Leader for Geology at Glamorgan. He is a Volcanologist (the only one in Wales!) with many years’ research and teaching experience worldwide. He has published more than 20 papers on volcano-water-ice interaction and other areas of Volcanology.
If you are interested in bringing along a group of students to this event, please complete and return booking form by Friday, 16th November. We will then contact you to confirm your booking and with the finalised programme and joining instructions.
If you have any questions about the event or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Sêra Evans-Fear on 01443 654 495
or e-mail [email protected]
to register your interest for future events and to receive priority booking details when the date of the next event is released.
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