Tag : Astronomy

In Conversation with Dr Catherine Walsh

3 months ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon meets with one of Leeds’ resident astrochemists to discuss her eminent research, emerging technologies in astronomy, and the challenges facing women working in physics. How do you go about detecting a molecule millions of miles away, in an entirely different solar system? That’s exactly what Dr. Catherine Walsh, … Read More

When you wish upon a star

1 year ago / 0 comments

Have you ever heard someone say “when you look up at the night sky, you’re actually looking into the past”. Is it true? Well technically, yes. As we know, light travels at a speed of roughly 300,000 kilometres a second. Even the brightest star in our sky (Sirius A) is … Read More

Cecilia Payne: Forgotten Stargazer

1 year ago / 0 comments

I still remember when someone told me back at college that there really weren’t any women in science, apart from Marie Curie. I remember thinking, “surely there are ‘no women’ because of the inherent patriarchal barriers faced by women historically”.  Meet Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, a textbook example of such a case. … Read More

Science | Crowdfunding: science by popular demand

5 years ago / 0 comments

India this month participated in one of the most important races and feats of human ingenuity. The race to Mars is well under way and whist many acknowledge the noble intent of the mission, the search for potential life forms, living or deceased, should a nation of devastating poverty be sending … Read More