The UK Space Design Competition (UKSDC) is light years ahead of your average after school science club. The challenge is open to all secondary students in the UK, inviting schools to recreate their own aerospace company and respond to a futuristic proposal for the relocation of a space colony. Throughout the year, the schools compete either at regional heats or in an online video competition, the winners of which attend the UK final at Imperial College London in March. Twelve students from the winning team will be invited to NASA to represent UK in the international final later during the summer. We’ve been lucky enough to catch up with some of the 2015-16 winners and technical volunteers to hear about their experiences.
Here I present the results of my photometry on the V-band emissions of the low-mass X-Ray binary system V404 Cygni using the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network 1m instrument in Texas during the Summer 2015 outburst. This was done to attempt to ascertain whether the system had returned to quiescence or not at the time of observation.
Energy as MatterEnergy is an odd concept, it is something that is neither here nor there yet has a profound impact on everything, both organic and inorganic. However, energy surrounds us in more ways than is commonly believed; it is possible that matter is only a form of energy. In fact, according to Albert Einstein, […]
IntroductionRockets that could reach near space altitudes have existed since World War 2 and have been developed greatly since then. This is a great improvement from the steam powered rocket of Archytas (4th Century BC) and the Chinese fireworks (7th Century AD). From then on rockets have carried satellites well beyond Earth’s gravity and to […]