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School of Physical Sciences

The Open University's School of Physical Sciences is a lively and innovative community with interests in physics, astronomy, and planetary and space science.

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School of Physical Sciences


Welcome to the Open University's School of Physical Sciences.

We are an enthusiastic and friendly group of Open University students and staff who carry out world-leading research and teaching in Astronomy, Physics, Physics Education, Planetary and Space Sciences, and Space Instrumentation.

We offer undergraduate modules and qualifications in Physics and in Astronomy and Planetary Science, as well as a taught Masters programme in Space Science.

We are committed to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion. We offer exciting programmes in Outreach and Public Engagement with research. We also develop commercial and social enterprises as a means of maximising the impact of our academic and research activities.

Upcoming Events

Oct 23

A talk by Prof Jocelyn Bell Burnell: An Accidental Discovery

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 17:30 to 19:30

Berrill Theatre, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes

Nov 6

Women in Physics: Past, Present and Future

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 09:00 to 16:00

Michael Young Building

Succeeding in STEM: three women profs and their unconventional careers

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

Berrill Lecture Theatre

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