All 3 entries tagged Space
April 28, 2009
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/uk_astronomers_discovery/
University of Warwick researchers are a key part of a team of scientists who have just detected an object that is a record 13 billion light years away making it the most distant known object in the Universe
April 04, 2007
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=students_power_satellites.mp3
Bill Crofts and student, Kennith Leong, talk about the project they are involved in to design and build power supply systems for a moon orbiting satellite planned for launch by the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2011.
Length: 26 minutes
Background about the European Student Moon Orbiter (ESMO) mission proposed by the Student Space Exploration & Technology Initiative (SSETI)
What Warwick students are working on
Challenges that have been faced
Sponsorship and taking equipment into live space missions
Timescales involved in this project and propulsion methods
Warwick students’ involvement in the future
The purpose of the satellite’s mission
The American satellite, ASMO and NASA’s interest
What will happen to the satellite after its mission
What the students gain from the project and its aims
Kennith’s view on the student experience
Future engineering projects
Space exploration, what’s next
Brief overview and summary of the opportunities this project offers to students
June 29, 2006
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=escapetheearth.mp3
According to Professor Stephen Hawking the future of the Human race is dependent on our ability to begin colonising other planets – within 100 years!
Is this a realistic goal and if it is achievable, is it desirable? How might mankind go about building new homes amongst the stars?
Professor Ian Stewart, Department of Mathematics, is an expert on the parallels bewteen science and science fiction.