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Professor Andrew Norton's OpenLearn Profile

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Professor Andrew Norton

Professor Andrew Norton

About me

  • I have worked at the Open University since 1992 and am now Professor of Astrophysics Education based in the School of Physical Sciences. I have been Director of Research for the Physics and Astronomy Department; Curriculum Director for Astronomy and Planetary Science;  Departmental Director of External Relations; and most recently Associate Programme Director for Physics and Astronomy & Planetary Science. I am currently Postgraduate Tutor and am also Director of the OU's George Abell Observatory.


  • I am a Fellow, former Council Member and former Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society and have served on its Education & Outreach Committee as well as its Diversity Committee. I am also a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


  • I have recently been the OU SEPNet Academic Outreach Officer and Coordinator and am also a Public Engagement Ambassador for the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement and a STEMNET Ambassador. In addition, I served on the STFC Advisory Panel for Public Engagement.


Professor Andrew Norton's research

Olivier D. S. Demangeon et al. (2018-02) The discovery of WASP-151b, WASP-153b, WASP-156b: Insights on giant planet migration and the upper boundary of the Neptunian desert, In Astronomy & Astrophysics(610)

Professor Andrew Norton (2018) A Zooniverse Project to Classify Periodic Variable Stars from SuperWASP, In Research Notes of the AAS 4(2)

Paul A. Greer et al. (2017-11) The SuperWASP catalogue of 4963 RR Lyr stars: identification of 983 Blazhko candidates, In Astronomy & Astrophysics(607)

B. Smalley et al. (2017-03) Pulsation versus metallicism in Am stars as revealed by LAMOST and WASP, In Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 3(465)

F. Faedi et al. (2016-08) WASP-86b and WASP-102b: super-dense versus bloated planets, In ArXiv e-prints

Professor Andrew Norton et al. (2016-03) SuperWASP discovery and SALT confirmation of a semi-detached eclipsing binary that contains a delta Scuti star, In Astronomy & Astrophysics March 2016(587)

M. Feroci et al. (2016) The LOFT mission concept: a status update, In Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray(9905)

Sophie Duncan et al. (2016) Public Engagement: Attitudes, Culture and Ethos, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

Marcus Lohr et al. (2015-06-17) Orbital period changes and the higher-order multiplicity fraction amongst SuperWASP eclipsing binaries, In Astronomy & Astrophysics(578)

Marcus Lohr et al. (2015-06-12) The doubly eclipsing quintuple low-mass star system 1SWASP J093010.78+533859.5, In Astronomy & Astrophysics(578)

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