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Pluto comes into sharp focus – but it’s still not a planet

Pluto comes into sharp focus – but it’s still not a planet Copyrighted image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jul 2015
New Horizons is giving us the chance to see Pluto, close-up, for the first time. But familiarity won't restore Pluto's planet status.

Round-up: Philae recharged

Round-up: Philae recharged Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Updated 15 Jun 2015
As part of the consortium that brought Philae to life, we're delighted that it's sending messages once again. Here's a quick round-up of reactions...

Astronomy and Light - International Year of Light

Astronomy and Light - International Year of Light Copyrighted image Credit: By Davidherraezcalzada via Dreamstime under subscription
Introductory level Updated 23 Apr 2015
Free learning resources in astronomy, relating to light, as part of The Open University's International Year of Light celebrations. 

The Solar Eclipse

The Solar Eclipse Copyrighted image Credit: Petr Masek | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 19 Mar 2015
On Friday 20 March 2015, the whole of the UK will be able to view a partial eclipse of the Sun. 

Safety advice

Safety advice Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Mar 2015
Follow our safety advice when looking at the sun

Observing at Home

Observing at Home Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Mar 2015
Dr. Lucie Green has more safety advice when looking at the sun

How did 18th Century people react to eclipses?

How did 18th Century people react to eclipses? Creative commons image Credit: Wellcome Library, London under CC-BY licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Mar 2015
With jokes, with panic, with searches for religious meaning: A collection of contemporary responses to eclipses from 18th Century publications.

Meet the academic: Professor David Rothery

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Meet the academic: Professor David Rothery Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jan 2015
Professor David Rothery discusses his research, his role in the BepiColumbo mission, the volatile terrain of Mercury and the reason why some of...