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Science behind the lens

Science behind the lens Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Dec 2014
Do you find yourself screaming at the screen in frustration when Hollywood films get the science wrong? 

Photographing Orion

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Photographing Orion Creative commons image Credit: The Open University New content
Introductory level Updated 12 Dec 2014
Space scientist, Professor Monica Grady, gives us some tips on photographing Orion in this short video. 

What's the difference between astronomy and astrology?

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What's the difference between astronomy and astrology? Creative commons image Credit: The Open University New content
Introductory level Updated 11 Dec 2014
Phillipa Smith, research student from the Department of Physical Science, explains the difference between these similar sounding words. 

British-led mission to moon’s south pole to kickstart new generation of lunar exploration

British-led mission to moon’s south pole to kickstart new generation of lunar exploration Copyrighted image Credit: Chad Baker/NASA
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Nov 2014
There are many reasons to be excited by the Lunar Mission One; Dr Mahesh Anand outlines why the project is unique. 

The people's project: The idea behind Lunar Mission One

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The people's project: The idea behind Lunar Mission One Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Nov 2014
Dr Mahesh Anand discusses how Lunar Mission One will not only go to the moon but will take the people along with it.

Lunar Mission One: A Moon mission for everyone

Lunar Mission One: A Moon mission for everyone Creative commons image Credit: Aleksander Markin under CC-BY-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Nov 2014
Find out about the most exciting Moon mission since the Apollo landings and discover how you can get involved. 

Why Rosetta is the greatest space mission of our lifetime

Why Rosetta is the greatest space mission of our lifetime Copyrighted image Credit: ESA
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Nov 2014
The Rosetta mission is just what's needed to inspire future astronauts and space scientists, writes Dr Natalie Starkey. 

Rosetta mission: The landing

Rosetta mission: The landing Copyrighted image Credit: Spacecraft: ESA–J. Huart, 2014; Comet image: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA
Updated 22 Oct 2014
On the 12th November 2014 the Philae lander is expected to detach itself from the Rosetta spacecraft and land on comet 67P/Churyumov...

Historical comet-landing site is looking for a name

Historical comet-landing site is looking for a name Creative commons image Credit: Cristiano Oliveira under CC BY-NC 2.0 licence
Updated 22 Oct 2014
Just as Rosetta is named for the Rosetta Stone, the comet-landing site is also looking for a name that will resonate through history.