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This session will showcase the physics, astronomy and planetary science curriculum at the OU – including the different modules that we offer and the various degree programmes that students can follow to pursue their interests. The module choices at Levels 1, 2 and 3 will be described.  

You'll see a demonstration of how physics and astronomy students are able to carry out practical science during their studies, using facilities from the OpenSTEM laboratories, and in particular our robotic radio telescope in Milton Keynes and our robotic optical telescopes in Tenerife. 

You will also see the links between our research and our teaching and have a tour of two of our research laboratories on campus, followed by a link-up with an exhibit we’re currently running at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. 

Presentation time: 
Thursday, 5 July, 2018 - 10:25
With: 

Andrew Norton

Photo: Andrew Norton

I’m Professor of Astrophysics Education at the OU, where I’ve worked since 1992. My research has mostly focussed on stellar astrophysics, but in the past decade or so I’ve also worked on exoplanets as part of the SuperWASP project.

Meredith Morrell

Photo: Meredith Morrell

I’m a second year PhD student studying astronomy at the OU. My interests include variable stars, the operation of telescope hardware and developing astronomical software.

Anita Dawes

I am a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow in the School of Physical Sciences at The Open University. I did my undergraduate MSci degree in Physics at University College London (1996–2000) and my PhD in the Molecular Physics Lab at University College London (2000–2003

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