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  • Questions in science

    Scientists have enquiring minds and ask questions all the time. Albert Einstein, one of the most famous scientists ever, wrote rather humbly in a letter to a colleague, in 1952: ...

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    19 Jun 2019

  • Questions in science

    Introductory level Updated 19 Jun 2019
    Scientists have enquiring minds and ask questions all the time. Albert Einstein, one of the most famous scientists ever, wrote rather humbly in a letter to a...
  • The role of business development in AstrobiologyOU

    By Yiannis Tsamis, Dr Ann Grand

    Ann Grand, Lecturer in Astrobiology Education, talked with Yiannis Tsamis, Business Development Manager, about the role of business development in AstrobiologyOU.

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    30 Nov 2021

  • The role of business development in AstrobiologyOU

    The role of business development in AstrobiologyOU New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Nov 2021
    Ann Grand, Lecturer in Astrobiology Education, talked with Yiannis Tsamis, Business Development Manager, about the role of business development in...
  • COP26 and the Glasgow Pact...one small step

    By Professor Stephen Peake

    Some of the 27,000 children born during the two weeks of COP26 will be 71 years old on the 100th Anniversary of the Rio 1992 Earth Summit. As that generation retells the story of how the nations of the world worked together to eventually limit...

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    19 Nov 2021

  • COP26 and the Glasgow Pact...one small step

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    Some of the 27,000 children born during the two weeks of COP26 will be 71 years old on the 100th Anniversary of the Rio 1992 Earth Summit. As that generation...
  • Water: Managing the 1% in a climate changing world

    By Dr Kevin Collins

    Water is essential to all life on Earth. This article explores how climate change is challenging our ways of thinking about and managing this scarce resource.

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    08 Nov 2021

  • Water: Managing the 1% in a climate changing world

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Nov 2021
    Water is essential to all life on Earth. This article explores how climate change is challenging our ways of thinking about and managing this scarce resource.
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    05 Nov 2021

  • Early reflections from Glasgow on COP26

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    Chief OU observer ‘optimistic’ after the first three days.
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    Exploring the icy moons

    By Dr Mark Fox-Powell, Dr Ann Grand

    Mark Fox-Powell is a Research Fellow in AstrobiologyOU. His research focuses on the potential habitability of the deep oceans of the ice-covered moons of the outer solar system. He discussed his career path and work with Ann Grand, Lecturer in...

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    18 Oct 2021

  • Exploring the icy moons

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    Mark Fox-Powell is a Research Fellow in AstrobiologyOU. His research focuses on the potential habitability of the deep oceans of the ice-covered moons of the...
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    Choosing a Cosmic Name

    By Professor Simon Green

    Asteroid number 69423 was named ‘Openuni’ last month, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Open University's creation. But how do objects in space get their names?

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    06 Oct 2021

  • Choosing a Cosmic Name

    Choosing a Cosmic Name Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: NASA/JPL/STScI Hubble Deep Field Team
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Oct 2021
    Asteroid number 69423 was named ‘Openuni’ last month, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Open University's creation. But how do objects in...
  • Climate change and the importance of COP26

    By Derek Goldman, Professor Andy Lane

    Learn about climate change from different disciplinary perspectives and how that knowledge and experience may explain and inform the outcomes of COP26.

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    20 Sep 2021

  • Climate change and the importance of COP26

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    Learn about climate change from different disciplinary perspectives and how that knowledge and experience may explain and inform the outcomes of COP26.
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    Revealing the surface of an asteroid using robotic telescopes

    By Samuel L. Jackson

    How can studying asteroids allow us to have a better understanding of the formation of our solar system? Samuel Jackson, PhD student in The School of Physical Sciences digs into the research...

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    18 Aug 2021

  • Revealing the surface of an asteroid using robotic telescopes

    Revealing the surface of an asteroid using robotic telescopes Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Milky way and big antenna dish at Very Large Array, New Mexico, USA.
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Aug 2021
    How can studying asteroids allow us to have a better understanding of the formation of our solar system? Samuel Jackson, PhD student in The School of...
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    Astrobiology from the ground up

    By Professor Shonil Bhagwat, Dr Ann Grand

    Ann Grand, Lecturer in Astrobiology Education, interviews Shonil Bhagwat, Professor of Environment and Development, on the intersections between his work on environment and international development and astrobiology.

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    27 Jul 2021

  • Astrobiology from the ground up

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    Ann Grand, Lecturer in Astrobiology Education, interviews Shonil Bhagwat, Professor of Environment and Development, on the intersections between his work on...

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  • Questions in science

    Scientists have enquiring minds and ask questions all the time. Albert Einstein, one of the most famous scientists ever, wrote rather humbly in a letter to a colleague, in 1952: ...

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    19 Jun 2019

  • Questions in science

    Introductory level Updated 19 Jun 2019
    Scientists have enquiring minds and ask questions all the time. Albert Einstein, one of the most famous scientists ever, wrote rather humbly in a letter to a...

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    The Diploma in Paramedic Science is designed for paramedics who are already HPC...

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    Environmental issues are posing multiple challenges to people and ecosystems...

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    This certificate covers basic astronomy and planetary science. You'll study two...

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