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Andrew Norton

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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.

My teaching has involved the whole range of the astronomy (and physics) curriculum, at all levels from introductory to advanced courses. Most recently I’ve written material for our space science Masters course and I’ve chaired the production of our Level 1 module, Physics and Space.

I was co-author of the OU’s “60 second adventures in astronomy” videos and have also written over a dozen online articles for the OU’s OpenLearn website and for the Conversation website, on topics ranging from the science of Dr Who and Star Trek to exoplanets, supernovae, and black holes. A few years ago I had a fully illustrated book for young children published about exoplanet science.

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