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Using gravity to measure time (and other measurements at home)

How can you use gravity to measure time?  We are so used to our digital watches, clocks and mobile phones that it is easy to forget that it was not so long ago that most clocks relied on a pendulum to measure time, and the swing of the pendulum depends on gravity.At the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) we have set some measurement...

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My journey as a space STEM Ambassador

Can you really have a career in space? The answer is YES, and that’s the message I hope to spread through my STEM Ambassador work.As a graduate only a year on in my career, at first, I felt inexperienced for an Ambassador, let alone advocating for an industry I haven’t established myself in. However, I felt the need for representation of both...

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Ten activities for Space Week

World Space Week takes place annually from 4-10 October, but running a Space Week is a great thing to do at any time of the year. Here are some ideas to get you started, either as a class or as part of a whole school space week.Ten activities for Space WeekExcite younger learners with these engaging short films showing the alien Paxi exploring the...

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