Covid-19: Home Learning with Discovery Diaries

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Home learning

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STEM Experts

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Pamela Klaassen: Instrument Scientist

Read our Q&A with Pamela Klaassen. Pamela is an instrument scientist currently working at UK Astronomy Technology Centre supporting the MIRI instrument focusing on the Spectrometer and the Integral Field Unit.

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In the Classroom

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Wonders of Space

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NASA successful test the folding of the Webb Telescope Sunshield

This article is a helpful resource for Deep Space Diary Activity 3.4: Pack Your Payload.  Engineers working on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope have successfully folded and packed its sunshield for its upcoming million-mile (roughly 1.5 million kilometer) journey, which begins later this year. The sunshield — a five-layer, diamond-shaped […]

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News

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JWST is the launch to watch in 2021!

2021 is an exciting year for space science. The launch of the JWST will be the biggest thing in the world of astrophysics for decades and we are excited to see how UK primary children engage with this event. Here’s what the BBC have to say about it…  If the […]

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NASA successful test the folding of the Webb Telescope Sunshield

This article is a helpful resource for Deep Space Diary Activity 3.4: Pack Your Payload.  Engineers working on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope have successfully folded and packed its sunshield for its upcoming million-mile (roughly 1.5 million kilometer) journey, which begins later this year. The sunshield — a five-layer, diamond-shaped […]

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5 awesome events for National Astronomy Week: 14-22 November

The eighth National Astronomy Week (NAW 2020) is here! Running from Saturday 14 November to Sunday 22 November, UK astronomers will celebrate the close approach of Mars to the Earth with a series of free online talks and remote observing events. Mars is currently close to the Earth and visible […]

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