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Moon Night 2020


17th December 2020

The Moon's water: past, current, and future perspectives

Catch-up on the most recent Institute of Physics lecture by Dr Jessica Barnes from The University of Arizona. Dr Barnes joined us as part of our Moon Night 2020 celebrations, that took place as online events over three nights during 7-9th of December.

15th December 2020

Postgraduate Space Science course registrations open

Places are still available on our MSc in Space Science and Technology and our Postgraduate Certificate in Space Science for 2021 start.

Our qualifications in space science are designed for graduates in science/engineering wanting to develop careers in the space sector.

Register by 14 Jan 2021, click here for more information.

4th December 2020

Moon Night is back 7-9th December 2020

Monday 7 December marks the 48th anniversary of the Apollo 17 launch. The Open University STEM Faculty is hosting a series of events as part of its Moon Night with several Moon experts plus external speakers.

Fly me to the Moon - 7 December 16:30 – 18:45 pm

4th December 2020

New method to simulate artificial tissue

A new method to simulate how artificial tissue can be grown in the lab to repair injuries and to provide better ways of testing new medicines without using animals has been developed by an OU researcher.

24th November 2020

Ariel space mission moves one step closer to reality

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) exoplanet mission Ariel, set to launch in 2029, has moved from study to implementation phase.

17th November 2020

IoP lecture video: What's Quantum Technology? - Sir Peter Knight

Institute of Physics Lecture: What's Quantum Technology - London South East Branch, hosted by The Open University


15th October 2020

SPS Researcher involvement on NASA mission to sample asteroid Bennu

Space rocks returning from near-Earth asteroid Bennu on the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will bring never-before-seen samples back to Earth. Open University (OU) researcher Dr Ben Rozitis, a collaborator on the OSIRIS-REx mission, asserts that the mission, if successful, will return with a large collection of space rocks not currently represented in existing collections on Earth.

9th October 2020

Groundbreaking discovery could signal life on Venus

Scientists from across the globe, including Dr Helen Fraser of The Open University, have detected a rare gas – phosphine – in the clouds of Venus. The landmark discovery could point to extra-terrestrial ‘aerial’ life on the planet.

14th September 2020