Stars and Stories

Aimed at pupils aged 4 – 7, this workshop provides an opportunity for pupils to develop knowledge and understanding of our world in space, as well as other cultures. Pupils hear the story of Orion and the Scorpion and then create their own constellations, using art, design, and maths skills.

Type Ia Supernovae

Artists impression of Type Ia supernovae
Credit: NASA/CXC/M. Weiss

Type Ia supernovae are also known as thermonuclear supernovae. They involve a binary (or double) star system. Where one star is a white dwarf, and the other is usually a star like our Sun or a huge red giant star.

Nuclear Physics

Model of the atom with the nucleus containing neutrons and
protons, surrounded by electrons.
Credit: Indolences

Nuclear physics is the branch of science which looks inside atoms, to there nucleus, and sees what effect different interaction have on it.