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Are Airships Making a Comeback?

This Catalyst article investigates whether airships are making a comeback. The Airlander is an airship which can be used for transporting heavy loads over long distances.

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 25, Issue 3.

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Apollo 1 Fire - the Aftermath

This historic footage, from Footagevault, was recorded at the top of the Apollo 1 rocket stack shortly after the fire which claimed the lives of the first Apollo astronauts. The film shows how ferociously things burn in a high pressure pure oxygen environment. The engineers running this Apollo test procedure had...

Antimatter - Matter's Hidden Shadow

This poster looks at the nature of antimatter. One side of the poster discusses Dirac’s prediction and the subsequent discovery of antimatter, in the form of the positron. The difficulty of the storage of antimatter is explained and the use of positrons in medical imaging (PET scanners) is described. The other side...

Anna Hogg - Glaciologist

Anna works at the University of Leeds.  She uses satellite data to look at glaciers at the poles of the Earth.  She uses optical and radar data to track ice movement.  She explains how she went to Greenland and Antarctica for field trips to obtain more data for her research.  Anna explains how we need to study ice...

An ESO Astronomer's Day

Produced by the European Southern Observatory, this video shows what it is like to be an astronomer. In this video, we go behind the scenes at ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile to illustrate what a day in the life of an ESO staff astronomer is like.

All about Telescopes

Produced by ESERO-UK, these short video clips look at a range of different telescopes and give advice and guidance on choosing a telescope for your school, as well as advice on how to make use of remote telescopes in school and also include an introduction to the Hubble Space Telescope. Presented by William...

Alan O'Brien - Software Engineer

Alan works at the UK Astronomy Technology Centre, and is designing software for the James Webb Space Telescope.  Alan talks about his work on the mid infrared instrument which will look at the formation of galaxies in the early universe.  He uses coding in his job and explains how you need to write algorithms to a...

Aerogels

This Catalyst article investigates the nature of aerogels, which are among the least dense solid materials, not much denser than air. Aerogels were made as the result of a bet and ended up going into space to capture comet dust. They are the lightest solids which exist and have some unusual features.

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Activity Case Study 14: Vicki Hodges

This STEMNET activity case study describes the work of Vicki Hodges as a STEM Ambassador. In a wide range of activities, she has helped to build a space station in an infant school, worked at careers fairs for older students and lectured at universities. Vicki has worked with all age groups and enjoys sharing her...

About the European Southern Observatory

This video describes the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe and the world’s most productive astronomical observatory. ESO operates three unique world-class observing sites in Chile: La Silla, Paranal and Chajnantor. At Paranal, ESO operates the Very...

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