Every year, the LJMU's Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI) welcomes 20 Year 12 students for a week's work experience. Students spend an amazing 5 days learning about astrophysics from professionals, developing their STEM skills, and completing their own research projects.
Occupation: Astronomer and Curator
Year born: 1863
Research Areas: Stars, Stellar Classification, Spectroscopy
"In our troubled days it is good to have something outside our planet, something fine and distant for comfort"
Wedi’i anelu at ddisgyblion 14-18 oed, mae’r gweithgaredd hwn yn cyflwyno’r disgyblion i’r Cynllun Dosbarthu Hubble ar gyfer galaethau ac mae’n rhoi her i’r disgyblion i drio dosbarthu amrywiaeth o alaethau go iawn. Gall fod yn ddefnyddiol hefyd fel ffordd o drafod y gwahanol fathau o alaethau yn y Bydysawd.
By looking at galaxies closely you can start to see similar features. Sorting schemes have been created to separate galaxies into groups based on how they look. The most famous of these was made by Edwin Hubble in 1936. It is often known as the Hubble tuning-fork because of the shape of it.