Dr. Burbidge is presented with the “Woman of the Year” award in 1976, while professor at UC San Diego.
In an age when women were rarely allowed in observatories, Margaret Burbidge changed how we saw the stars.
Apollo 8 was the moment that humanity realised a dream conceived in our cultural imagination over two millennia ago.
Will Bill Nye’s new show find a wider audience than Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Cosmos’ did?
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Popular programming that focuses on science tends to not actually be all that popular. Bringing in new audiences who aren't already up to speed on science topics is a challenge.
The Andromeda Galaxy, just part of a finely tuned universe.
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A new book explores some of the big questions of why the universe exists and why it seems fine-tuned for life.
Black holes will be all that remains before the universe enters heath death. But the story doesn’t end there…
In about 10^100 years, the universe will have passed away in a tragic 'heat death'. But don't despair, eventually random conscious brains may pop out in empty space to shake things up.
Music and astronomy have been intimately linked since antiquity.
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From Twinkle Twinkle to Space Odyssey and beyond, humans have always turned to music to help deal with the profoundly confronting enormity of the cosmos. Is that a match made in the heavens?
Wide-eyes: the Square Kilometre Array in the Karoo in South Africa.
The Square Kilometre Array is the world's largest telescope – what will it do and how does it work?
Spot the biggest.
The universe is such a big place that it is easy to get baffled by the measurements that astronomers make. The size of UY Scuti, possibly one of the largest stars we have observed to date, is certainly…