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Dallas Campbell meets Frank Drake video icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Dallas Campbell meets Frank Drake

If there are other intelligent cultures around the universe, why haven't we met them yet? And why haven't we heard from them? Frank Drake explains.

Video
30 mins
In the night sky: Orion free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Science, Maths & Technology

In the night sky: Orion

In this free course, In the night sky: Orion, you will explore the night sky, discover how stars formed and find out about exoplanets, all through the constellation of Orion.

Free course
24 hrs
An introduction to exoplanets free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Science, Maths & Technology

An introduction to exoplanets

This free course, An introduction to exoplanets, introduces our galaxy's population of planets, and some of their many surprises. It explains the methods used by astronomers to study exoplanets, and provides a general introduction to the methods of scientific inquiry. The course culminates in discussion of life elsewhere in our Galaxy.

Free course
24 hrs
The colour of stars article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

The colour of stars

Ever wondered why some stars appear slightly blue and others red? Looking at the life cycle of a star will explain why...

Article
10 mins
The Z Files: Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock video icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

The Z Files: Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock shares her childhood memories of wanting to be a space scientist with the poet Benjamin Zephaniah

Video
5 mins
Introduction to active galaxies free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Introduction to active galaxies

The field of active galaxies is recognised as one of increasing importance. But how do we know there are different kinds of galaxy? What are active galaxies? How are they powered? This free course, Introduction to active galaxies, examines the different types of active galaxies and looks at the crucial role of the active galactic nucleus and the...

Free course
20 hrs
History of the Universe timeline activity icon

Science, Maths & Technology

History of the Universe timeline

Download a free timeline depicting the history of the universe

Activity
5 mins
The Naming of Asteroids article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

The Naming of Asteroids

How do asteroids get their names?

Article
5 mins
Create stunning images of the Universe article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Create stunning images of the Universe

Have you ever wanted to use a state of the art telescope? Now you can from the comfort of your living room with our new course.

Article
10 mins
Stargazing on a budget article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Stargazing on a budget

You don't need to invest in your own radio telescope to explore the night sky - you can get great results with really simple kit

Article
5 mins
Apollo 11’s ‘one small step’ sparked a new rush to reach the Moon article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Apollo 11’s ‘one small step’ sparked a new rush to reach the Moon

When Apollo 11 landed on the Moon on 20 July 1969, history was made. Fifty years later, it stands as arguably the greatest achievement of the 20th century and a testament to human endeavour and perseverance.

Article
5 mins
What does Moon music sound like? audio icon

Science, Maths & Technology

What does Moon music sound like?

Listen to the Earth’s Reflection – a specially commissioned piece of music composed by Yazz Ahmed in collaboration with Dr Mahesh Anand.

Audio
10 mins